The Hulk Gets “Hulk-ier” in Thor: Ragnarok According to Mark Ruffalo

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 3:43PM
Thor: Ragnarok
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 3:43PM
How Hulky can the Hulk get? Even Hulk-ier, according to Mark Ruffalo, the man behind Marvel's not-so-jolly green giant.

Entertainment Tonight recently talked with Ruffalo at a junket for the film Now You See Me 2, when they asked him a bit about the third installment in the Thor film series. Here's what ET had to say:

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'It's an intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor…

'I think it will be smashing. You'll see a lot more Hulk and I think it'll--' he began, before co-star Woody Harrelson cut in to ask if Hulk will be even 'Hulk-ier' this time around. 'The Hulk gets Hulk-ier. The Hulk Hulks out. Hulk-ier and bigger.'
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Though Ruffalo's generic comments kind of sound like they come from the Hulk side of his brain rather than the Banner side, it's still enough to get fans excited about Thor: Ragnarok. The film will probably be one of the first superhero "buddy movies," which may very well start a trend if the Booster Gold movie that Greg Berlanti is working on is indeed a Booster Gold and Blue Beetle film as rumored.

A superhero buddy film was what many were hoping to get out of the second half of Batman v Superman, but sadly, there weren't too many friendly moments between the two titular heroes. Admittedly, Batman v Superman never claimed to be a superhero buddy movie, but if the studio had any clue about what fans were wanting to see, it would have been (or at least half of it would have been). If Thor: Ragnarok turns out to be a success, perhaps it'll open the door for more comic book movies of the same vein in the future.

Other than the Hulk's debut into the MCU, the Thor series is often seen as the weakest of Marvel's solo films. However, there's been a lot of hype for Ragnarok, as actress Cate Blanchett has been confirmed as the villainess, Hela, The Death Queen, alongside a list of other great supporting actors like Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Idris Elba as Heimdal, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Tom Hiddleston as one of the greatest villain of the MCU, Loki.  

There's certainly a lot of potential for some fun and crazy storytelling, with Thor hailing from an alien culture and Bruce Banner being one of the world's greatest physicists. A Hulk and Thor team-up is undoubtedly one of the coolest ideas to come from the MCU thus far (and they've definitely had a lot of cool ideas). Hopefully, Thor: Ragnorak can redeem the series from it's somewhat mediocre status and deliver a thrilling blockbuster come November 2017.
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