“Thor: Ragnarok” Kicks Off A Hulk Trilogy Arc

It’s still not certain if Mark Ruffalo will one day get to star in his own Hulk movie, but “The Avengers” actor tells Cinema Blend this week that his big green hero from the Marvel Studios films is getting plenty of screentime in the near future.

Ruffalo has revealed that with “Thor: Ragnarok” in a few weeks, his character will get plenty to do. Additionally it also serves as the first of three films (the other two being both new “Avengers” films) in which Hulk gets a major arc which could effectively setup his own solo film:

“So basically, Kevin [Feige] pulled me aside before this, and said, ‘If you were gonna do a… if we were going to do a standalone Hulk movie, what would it be?’ And I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this and this, and ends up like this.’ And he’s like, ‘I love that. Why don’t we do that in the next three movies, starting with Thor 3 and then we go into Avengers 3 and 4.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds great!’ And so we are at the beginning of this arc.”

Ruffalo has previously been vocal about his desire to do a solo movie featuring the Hulk in the MCU, however Universal still owns the rights to the solo movies. Ruffalo does offer a hint at where the character will go with this story arc:

“Hulk speaking is the start of separating of these two individuals, these identities in this split-identity person, and where that’s going to end up going. So it was really interesting to me. He’s like a baby! He’s like a five year old or six year old. So he has the same syntax, he has the same world view, and so it was fun. It’s like Chris [Hemsworth] – we all got to reinvent our characters in this.”

Two new clips from the film have gone online, one involving the gladiator fight scene with Thor and Hulk while the other is a mostly improv scene with Hemsworth’s Thor and Waititi’s Korg character discussing Mjolnir. Additionally it has been confirmed the film boasts two post-credits scene – one that has some plot elements, the second is a straight up joke.

“Thor: Ragnarok” opens in cinemas on November 3rd.