After being rumored for a while, it was recently confirmed that Mark Ruffalo would indeed reprise the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk for Thor: Ragnarok, and while promoting his new movie, Spotlight, the actor was quizzed about what fans can expect.
A couple of physical altercations aside, Banner and Thor haven’t really had much interaction up to this point in the MCU, and Ruffalo says he’s looking forward to sharing the screen with Chris Hemsworth – but will these two be able to play nice this time? From the sounds of things there will be more fisticuffs, but Ruffalo also reckons there’ll be a “buddy picture” vibe going on too, so obviously the God of Thunder and the Green Goliath find a way to set their differences aside and work together.
I didn’t really know that much about it, but I think it’s going to be a buddy picture with Thor and Bruce Banner. I think they’ll probably fight. There’s no doubt, everyone wants us to fight at one point. I know that it’s about (the Norse legends of) ‘Ragnarok,’ or the end times in the Marvel universe as it pertains to Thor — which seems to be quite the theme these days in movies.
As far as the plot goes, that’s nothing we couldn’t discern from the title, but it will be very interesting to see which specific big bad(s) will be standing up to the might of both Thor and the Hulk.
Also starring Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, and Anthony Hopkin, Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to release in theaters on November 3, 2017.