Despite chatter that Mark Ruffalo has closed his deal with Marvel Studios to reprise the role of Bruce Banner/Hulk for a She-Hulk television series for Disney+ the actor tells Variety in a new cover story that it’s not a “done deal” and there are still ongoing talks.
RUFFALO: “There’s nothing completely at a place where it’s a done deal. There’s some talk of having Banner/Hulk show up in [the Disney Plus series] ‘She–Hulk.’ If we come up with something good, that would be really interesting. Right now that’s about it. That’s all there is on the table.”
While Mark has previously suggested months back that Universal could still be hindering a solo film he’s hopeful that he’ll get to explore what happens to Hulk between Avengers installments.
RUFFALO: “There’s an idea that I think could be really interesting. We’ve never really followed him into his life. He’s always kind of off on the side. He’s like the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the Avengers. It’d be interesting to fill in all the blanks about what happened to him in between all these movies.”
He’s also keen to see Wolverine and Hulk tangle sometime in the future with the X-Men rights firmly planted at Marvel Studios, Wolverine was introduced in the pages of the Hulk comics and the two certainly would be interesting to see paired up as buddies or foes.
RUFFALO: “Maybe Hulk and Wolverine could hook up.”
Even if Mark joins the cast of She-Hulk, which looks likely, when cameras could begin rolling is extremely uncertain given that the COVID-19 is placing a question mark on pretty much all the Marvel shoots in 2020.
Filming was rumored to begin this summer in Atlanta, Georgia under the working title Libra but when things will begin is unknown.
I think we’re all excited to see where Ruffalo takes the character and hopeful he’ll get his clash with Wolverine sometime down the line. Hugh Jackman recently reaffirmed his retirement from the role and it now allows Marvel Studios to find a new actor to hard-reboot the fan-favorite mutant.