The upcoming movie Thor: Ragnarok out in November is expected to include a number of aspects of the Planet Hulk storyline. That story by Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan and Aaron Lopresti ran in The Incredible Hulk comic book from 2006 to 2007, in which the Hulk was exiled from Earth, to become a gladiator on a foreign world, before rallying a cause to bring down the state and then take his revenge to Earth alongside new allies for its sequel, World War Hulk.
The movie is believed to involve Asgardian goddess and daughter of Loki, Hela, beating Thor in a battle for Asgard, and destroying Mjolnir in the process. And then seeing Thor banished to Sakaar, that barbaric planet ruled by the Grandmaster, and including Valkyrie and the Hulk amongst its gladiators. Thor is then forced into becoming a gladiator, which leads to his rather messy face and drastic haircut.
And, as the movie is released in November, it looks like the Hulk comic book will reflect that with a new storyline “Return To The Planet Of The Hulk” as part of Marvel Legacy. While Marvel Comics folk don’t get access to the movies, but they do get to see the trailers along with the rest of us.
Bleeding Cool understands that the Hulk series will be moving to #708 which would indicate a November release, and an announcement at San Diego Comic-Con next month.
It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen a return to Planet Hulk of course, one of the Secret Wars spinoff titles took that name as well
And you can catch up with what went before right here as well.
Savage alien planet. Oppressed barbarian tribes. Corrupt emperor. Deadly woman warrior. Gladiators and slaves. Battle axes and hand blasters. Monsters and heroes – and the Incredible Hulk! Let the smashing commence!