HULK Solo Movie Rumored To Be In The Works At Marvel Studios

HULK Solo Movie Rumored To Be In The Works At Marvel Studios HULK Solo Movie Rumored To Be In The Works At Marvel Studios

Earlier this year, we learned that Marvel Studios had regained the rights to the Incredible Hulk from Universal, and a new rumor is claiming that a solo movie featuring the Green Goliath is in the works.

By MarkCassidy - Oct 15, 2023 10:10 AM EST
Filed Under: Hulk

Despite being a regular fixture of the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the years, the rights issues surrounding Bruce Banner/The Hulk have always made the prospect of another solo outing for the Green Goliath highly unlikely.

2003's Hulk and 2008's The Incredible Hulk were distributed by Universal Pictures, who managed to retain the solo rights to the character after Disney's acquisition of Marvel. This meant that if Kevin Feige and co. did want to develop a new Hulk movie, it would have to be released through Universal.

However, earlier this year, a trade report indicated (if not outright confirmed) that Marvel Studios may have regained the full rights to the Jade Giant, and a new rumor is now claiming that a Hulk film is in the works.

Could this be the World War Hulk movie we heard about a couple of years back?

Mark Ruffalo has previously expressed interest in exploring this story on screen, and World War Hulk would be an epic event to draw from. Of course, it's highly unlikely that this project would be a direct adaptation of the comic, but the basic premise - a rampaging Hulk seeking revenge on Earth's Mightiest Heroes - has a lot of potential.

Hulk/Banner showed up in the post-credits scene for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and also had a significant role to play in She-Hulk: Attorney At Law. In the season finale of the Disney+ series, Hulk appeared with his son, Skaar, which could give more credence to the WWH rumors.

We probably won't get an official announcement relating to any potential solo Hulk project for a while, but with most of his fellow OG Avengers actors moving on from their respective roles, it does seem likely that Marvel Studios has big plans in place for Ruffalo's take on the iconic hero as we head towards Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.

Whatever the studio may have in store for the Green Goliath, a lot of fans are hoping to see Banner leave "Smart Hulk" behind and let the monster loose.

What do you think? Would you like to see World War Hulk play out on the big screen? Drop us a comment down below.

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SirDuckAlot - 10/15/2023, 10:10 AM
MCU Hulk is embarrassingly bad.
Fogs - 10/15/2023, 10:31 AM
@SirDuckAlot - I liked him up to Ragnarok.
AllsGood - 10/15/2023, 11:07 AM
@SirDuckAlot - Looks like Marvel Studios planning on making the MCU Hulk Angry that should make everyone happy. Looks like you're going to get the Hulk you wanted. Great day for All Comic Book fans a Comic Book Accurate Hulk.
HashTagSwagg - 10/15/2023, 11:57 AM
@SirDuckAlot - It's not even Hulk anymore, it's just Mark Ruffalo attempting humour, same for Hemsworth's Thor.
CorndogBurglar - 10/15/2023, 6:01 PM
@HashTagSwagg - People forget that Hulk's entire gimmick is that he's constantly changing and going through other mutations.

Professor Hulk was 100% a thing in the comics, though the movies did lean a little too heavily into making him a joke.

But anyone that ever though lt this was going to be Hulk's final form just doesn't know Hulk. Hulk is one of those characters that even if Ruffalo retires from the role, they can always split Banner from the Hulk and just use Hulk moving forward, since he's all CGI.

This professor Hulk thing was always going to be temporary.
harryba11zack - 10/15/2023, 10:19 AM
Norton is best Hulk
DarthAlgar - 10/15/2023, 10:54 AM
@harryba11zack - That's because he doesn't give convicted child predators endearing nicknames like "JoJo".
AllsGood - 10/15/2023, 10:24 AM
Marvel Studios World War Hulk movie would be bigger than Infinity War and Endgame.

Feralwookiee - 10/15/2023, 11:12 AM
@AllsGood -
AllsGood - 10/15/2023, 11:38 AM
@Feralwookiee - All Marvel Superhero's and X-Men would need to be in this movie.
EZBeast - 10/15/2023, 2:14 PM
@AllsGood - a little late to this article but I was definitely going to tag you in it if you hadn’t been on yet. Now this is an mcu character I’d love to see on the big screen again!
AllsGood - 10/20/2023, 6:36 PM
@AllsGood - WWH
WaffeX - 10/15/2023, 10:34 AM
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 10/15/2023, 10:37 AM
World war hulk? But we haven’t had the Illuminati. No more Iron Man. No Mr.Fantastic. No Xavier. We never got Planet Hulk.
I’m happy if they are doing a Hulk movie but I hope it’s not called WWH. Because it can’t be WWH. There’s been no foundation laid down for this storyline.
GhostDog - 10/15/2023, 10:37 AM
Everything is rumored at this point geeze
AllsGood - 10/15/2023, 10:41 AM
Marvel Studios World War Hulk movie.

AnthonyVonGeek - 10/15/2023, 10:43 AM
Eh I’m over the weak neutered MCU Hulk
AllsGood - 10/15/2023, 10:48 AM
@AnthonyVonGeek - Looks like Marvel Studios is planning on making the MCU Hulk Angry.

redtom - 10/15/2023, 10:48 AM
Long as it's none of that cartoony rubbish from She-Hulk it might have a chance.
AllsGood - 10/15/2023, 10:57 AM
@redtom - Looks like Marvel Studios been listening going to give everyone the Hulk they want.

Origame - 10/15/2023, 10:48 AM
In the haydays of the mcu this would he awesome to hear.

Now? The movies gonna be about how he's old and lame. About how he's actually been causing harm to the world. And how he needs to step back and let the new hero take over.
Feralwookiee - 10/15/2023, 11:31 AM
@Origame -
mountainman - 10/15/2023, 11:35 AM
@Origame - Yeah it’ll likely be a baton passing to She Hulk and Hulkling 🙄
marvel72 - 10/15/2023, 3:41 PM
@Origame -

Our new Hulk?

Inktown03 - 10/15/2023, 10:55 AM
The MCU destroyed hulk Get rid of Ruffalo and bring back Norton
LilJimmy - 10/15/2023, 11:07 AM
Smart hulk should have been grey hulk. Then eventually bring back savage green hulk in the future.
MrDandy - 10/15/2023, 11:18 AM
Hulk was at his best in the first Avengers and Age of Ultron. Whedon nailed it. However, sense then we really have not seen Hulk be the unstoppable (but unstable) powerhouse that he’s supposed to be
Arthorious - 10/15/2023, 8:54 PM
@MrDandy - after Thanos neutered him, he was never the same, and now we have Professor Hulk.
Timelessicons - 10/15/2023, 11:20 AM
Was it ever factually confirmed that the rights reverted back to Marvel? I know they had a 13 or so year contract that supposedly ended in 2023 but never saw confirmation anywhere. Would LOVE to see Hulk finally get his solo outing.
eagc1995 - 10/15/2023, 12:50 PM
@Timelessicons - Other that the movie now can stream in D+, nope we haven't had any official word.
Timelessicons - 10/15/2023, 11:22 AM
or rather 15 year contract.
Nolanite - 10/15/2023, 11:26 AM
Flop flopping flop flop with flopping on a flop
Feralwookiee - 10/15/2023, 11:27 AM
They've turned the Hulk into an impotent joke in the last few years and now they expect you to believe they're gonna take him more seriously?

Not gonna happen.

You'd have to be a pretty big sucker to believe that their gonna actually change course from emasculating characters like Hulk and Thor and stop treating them like the butts of jokes at this point.

This is the part of the agenda they have driving since the beginning of Phase 4 to make the newer characters seem "stronger" or "better" in comparison, and even though it's largely failed with audiences, they're just gonna double down on what they've been doing.

They might MARKET a new Hulk movie as more serious or savage, but we all know it'll likely just be another film where he ineffectually bumbles through the movie for cheap laughs at the expense of the character.
AllsGood - 10/15/2023, 11:33 AM
The Immortal Hulk is the only character in the MCU that can and will be in all Marvel Studios Phases. The Hulk don't need Bruce Banner to survive.

BritishMonkey - 10/15/2023, 11:59 AM
They need to do a mix of Peter David's and Al Ewing's Hulk.
World War Hulk won't work. It'll be a dumb action film.
AllsGood - 10/15/2023, 12:19 PM
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If anyone was looking for evidence that the Hulk could annihilate a planet, then look no further than the following example.

The entry is only the more astonishing since the Hulk performed this feat while Banner was in his gray Hulk persona. This is especially relevant because the Gray Hulk was notorious for being substantially weaker than his green version. Without delay, let’s get to it.

The Hulk, in a feat strapped on a jetpack and punched an asteroid so hard that it broke into a million little pieces. Additionally, this wasn’t just any old asteroid we’re talking about.

Mind-Blowing Feats of Strength.
SuperiorHeckler - 10/15/2023, 12:34 PM
MARVEL has its work cut-out for itself to rehabilitate the HULK as a character to be taken seriously again. And at the top of the list is what do you do with an aging Mark Ruffalo whose acting and portrayal of Banner has long since settled into a rinse, lather and repeat formula of relaxed, perfunctory and comfortable? To be fair, the Bruce Banner character has never been the most defined and recognizable personalty but, Ruffalo has literally been acting as himself for multiple appearances now. That needs to change. 🤨
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