Expect To See A Very Different Version Of The Hulk In Thor: Ragnarok

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The last time we saw the Hulk, he was sitting in a Quinjet headed for parts unknown at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. At the time, it was rumoured that the Jade Giant was going to wind up being blasted into outer space, but it appears as if Marvel Studios backtracked on that due to rights issues which made their plans for a solo outing for the character quite complicated. As a result, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner now looks set to make his return in Thor: Ragnarok.

There, he’ll be the top gladiator in The Grandmaster’s arena on Sakaar, but that’s going to lead to him going head to head with Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder before the two embark on what Entertainment Weekly calls a cosmic road trip inspired by movies like 48 HRS. and Withnail and I.

During a recent interview with the publication, Thor: Ragnarok star Mark Ruffalo had this to say about how the Green Goliath has evolved:

“He’s much more of a character than the green rage machine you’ve seen in the Avengers movies. He’s got a swagger. He’s like a god.”

Whether or not this means the Hulk will finally talk remains to be seen, but his time in the arena has clearly changed his outlook and that’s something you have to believe will factor into the way he’s portrayed in Avengers: Infinity War, especially given the relationship between these two.

Tell us, what would you like to see from this new take on the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok? Do you think giving him more personality is a smart idea? As always, feel free to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section down below.


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