With the solo film rights of Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk still remaining at Universal Pictures we’ll likely keep seeing the character in a supporting role within the MCU.
We know according to the Russo Brothers that Professor Hulk’s damaged arm won’t be healing, which could mean he won’t be as active on the team moving forward.
However, Mark Ruffalo still has some ideas of where they could go with Hulk in future projects when speaking with ComicBook alongside Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige suggested he’d like to become a guru (mentor?) to younger heroes.
RUFFALO: “I’d like to see him hang out with some of the new folks, you know?”
“Maybe be like a guru to some of the younger ones.”
Kevin Feige responded to that idea himself as well.
FEIGE: “That’s a good idea.”
This could mean a lot of things if they do end up pursuing Mark’s idea.
We know that Jennifer Walters is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her own Disney+ series She-Hulk and in the comics, Walters happens to be the cousin of Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner (unknown if they’ll keep that lineage connection). There is a shot that Banner could be appearing on that series.
Some early rumblings concerning Ant-Man 3 have suggested the sequel could introduce the Young Avengers to audiences, Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang is a member named Stature.
Other Young Avengers members are already being slowly being put together with Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel and Kate Bishop in the Hawkeye series. There are also rumors that Wiccan and Speed (the children of Scarlet Witch and Vision) could be appearing in WandaVision.
William Hurt’s Thunderbolt Ross is still kicking around and eventually in the comics becomes Red Hulk (almost became the character in Captain America: Civil War). There was also an animated series called Agents of S.M.A.S.H. where there were multiple hulks on a roster featuring Ross’ Red-Hulk, She-Hulk, and Rick Jones aka A-Bomb.
I’m a little curious if the She-Hulk series might take cues from that animated series.
Another option could be seeing a young Amadeus Cho finally join the MCU, another character that ends up with hulk powers.
Ruffalo has been known to tease future stuff for Hulk that does actually come together, but we’ll have to wait to see if this will actually happen.
SOURCE: COMIC BOOK