While many have suggested that a stand-alone Hulk film (which depicts the events of the Planet Hulk series) is secretly in development, it now appears this was all just baseless internet gossip (SHOCKING!).
Gearing up for the release of their next mega-hit Guardians of the Galaxy next month, Marvel President Kevin Feige and writer James Gunn finally addressed these rumors in the press. Feige took a softer approach in shooting it down by saying “There are no plans for Planet Hulk anytime soon. I think what’s cool about the Planet Hulk story is it’s all Hulk… I don’t think that’s the first place we would go though…60 percent of the fun would be seeing Mark Ruffalo leading a Marvel movie — and that’s what we would do if we ever went down that road.”
Gunn however is far less-reserved, and flat out called these unfounded reports complete non-sense (accept using far more colorful language). “It is absolute, 100% bullsh*t. It feels like a great relief to finally say this after all the dumb stuff on the Internet. There’s not going to be a ‘Planet Hulk’ movie, there was never going to be a ‘Planet Hulk’ movie, there was never a plan for the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy – I wouldn’t want the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy! And it’s all a bunch of complete bullsh*t.”
While Planet Hulk may never happen in live-action, actor Mark Ruffalo has stated he’d like to see a solo project outside Avengers happen at some point. We’ll bring you more as it becomes available.