Bad news ‘Hulk’ fans, Mark Ruffalo has once again insisted that a solo Bruce Banner film probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
Mark Ruffalo, who replaced Ed Norton as the big green behemoth in 2012’s ‘The Avengers’ and its follow-up ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’, has now admitted that chances of a new ‘Hulk’ solo film are very, very low.
Speaking to Yahoo, Ruffalo admitted that Universal, who own the distribution rights to a new solo ‘Hulk’ movie, and Marvel Studios have “been working on it” for a while. But there’s just one problem: they hate each other.
“Marvel and Universal famously don’t get along very well, and so that’s working against us, definitely. But I know for a fact that everyone is holding out hope that one day we can do it.”
Despite this positive energy, Ruffalo confessed, “But the nature of the relationship right now, it’s a little prohibitive. And I hope that that changes, that changes with regimes, it changes over the course of time. But right now it doesn’t look particularly promising.”
Basically, if you want to see a solo ‘Hulk’ film then you’re going to have to become the new President of Universal or scramble together the pennies to buy the studio yourself.
Ruffalo admitted that since Sony and Marvel recently worked out a deal that will allow Spider-Man to feature in the latter’s Cinematic Universe there is still hope. But, at the moment, it still sounds far from promising.
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