Spoilers. There, I said it. Spoilers. Now you can’t complain
Recently, Mark Ruffalo has been dodging questions about a Planet Hulk movie left, right and centre. Most recently of all, he’s been feeling empowered to say it won’t happen. Why? Because he’s found out what Marvel’s actual plans are for the character, and they seem Planet Hulk-ish but not right on the nose.
According to Drew at HitFix, Avengers: Age of Ultron ends with The Hulk being packed off for space.
Banner continues to play a key role in things in this movie, and when the final war with Ultron spills onto the battlefield and out of the virtual realm, he has a major part to play. Unfortunately, that ends with him onboard a Quin jet on his way off the planet, with no way to immediately turn things around. He’s going to have to ride out the trip. It’s pre-programmed and he can’t stop it.
Is he headed for Planet Hulk? No, not necessarily at all. Something Planet Hulk-ish? Of course. It’s already Planet Hulk-ish.
The obvious guess is that this is how the Guardians are pulled into an Avengers mash-up. That seems all but certain to happen before the end of Phase 3 and the pay-off of all of the Infinity Gauntlet business.
Plans may change if Guardians of the Galaxy is a horrendous money loser. Which it won’t be. But if it is. Though that’s not going to happen. At all. Except maybe it will.
Oh, it won’t. And word of mouth is going to be very strong. Promise.