Marvel Has Big Plans for The Hulk

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Mark Ruffalo revealed in a recent interview with Yahoo! that fans will be seeing a whole lot of Hulk despite the possibility of the character not having a solo film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"It's not on the horizon. And I don't know if it will be," Ruffalo said.

Solo rights remain with Universal, but Marvel is planning something big for the big guy. Ruffalo confirmed that we'll be seeing Hulk in 2017's Thor, as well as the two-part Avengers: Infinity War films in 2018 and 2019.

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Apparently, Bruce Banner's appearances in the three films will be significant enough that it already merits a solo film.

"But we've worked a really interesting arc into Thor 3, Avengers 3 and 4 for Banner that I think will – when it's all added up – will feel like a Hulk movie, a standalone movie," said Ruffalo.

Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok will be Ruffalo's first take on Banner without Whedon under the helm. Meanwhile, he'll face the direction of the Russo brothers for the two Infinity War films.

Ruffalo also discussed Whedon parting from the franchise. He said that when the director told him of the departure, he was surprised and "was like ‘goddamn it, you dragged me in to this world and now you're abandoning me here!'"

Nevertheless, the 48-year-old actor added that he thinks Joss will be fine and that he misses him.

"I will miss him. He cracked this character, he obviously cracked the Avengers which was nearly impossible. It was a miracle and he did it so beautifully," said Ruffalo.

Meanwhile, the actor is confident of the new directors and has high hopes for Hulk's future. Ruffalo said Joss had a hard time making helming the Hulk because of the nature of the character.

Considering the bevy of films under Waititi and the Russo brothers, it would be interesting to see how they will approach the beast in Thor: Ragnarok and the Infinity Wars, respectively.

We'll just have to wait and see when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.