Much digital ink has been spilled over Thor: Ragnarok and its ties to Planet Hulk.
How has Greg Pak’s beloved comic influenced the story, if at all? Does Ragnarok feature any particular character plucked from the arc? And will Bruce Banner’s time on Sakaar lay the foundations for a Hulk solo movie? Granted, it appears the answer to that question is a straight up ‘no’, but those hoping to see a whole new side of the Jade Giant are in luck.
Due to light up theaters on November 3rd, Taika Waititi’s spacefaring romp was recently named as the most-anticipated movie of the fall season – ahead of Justice League, no less – and at least according to Mark Ruffalo, it’ll present the Hulk to us like we’ve never seen him before.
Speaking to Total Film ahead of the threequel’s release, the actor noted that his character is living something of a celebrity lifestyle when things kick off, saying:
“Hulk has loved his time on Sakaar, and why wouldn’t he? He is adored and admired. He has a hot tub in his apartment.”
While not a hugely informative quote by any means, Ruffalo’s comments here do have us excited. We’ve heard many times now that Ragnarok will give us a Hulk who’s drastically different to how he was when we last saw him and it’s safe to say that everyone’s pretty curious to find out what the studio’s done with the Avenger in the upcoming film.
Speaking of which, Thor: Ragnarok is truly shaping up to be one of the most visually stunning and thrilling entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, and may even dethrone Civil War for its A-list cast. Not only does the threequel bring together MCU stalwarts in the vein of Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as the meddling God of Mischief, but there are also big-name additions like Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban and Jeff Goldblum to look forward to. Dressed in regal clothing and featuring bright blue face paint, we know the latter plays the all-wise Grandmaster in Taika Waititi’s space opera.
“What were you the god of again?” Expect Chris Hemsworth’s Asgardian to embark on a journey of self-discovery when Thor: Ragnarok lights up theaters on November 3rd. It’s the second-to-last MCU movie before Avengers: Infinity War (May 4th, 2018), given that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther spinoff has been pegged for a release on February 16th – or February 9th, if you happened to be situated in the United Kingdom.
Source: Screen Geek