Every fan of the MCU wants more Hulk, and his role in The Avengers and Captain America: Civil War has been the source of debate and rumor and, as it turns out, omission. The next sure thing would be a Hulk appearance in Infinity Wars, but nobody wants to wait that long. Well, it seems that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk will team up with his Avenger buddy Thor in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.
According to an exclusive story with JoBlo, The Incredible Hulk will join Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in the third standalone Thor title. Judging by the direction Thor: Ragnarok is heading in the report, this could be a setup for Planet Hulk in the future.
Here is an excerpt from the JoBlo report:
Mark Ruffalo joins Tom Hiddleston (also confirmed by our sources) and Jaimie Alexander in RAGNAROK, which we’ve also heard will involve a “distant planet” that is “not Asgard and not Earth.” What does that mean? Certainly the theory will be made that this is where Marvel will work in the long-rumored Planet Hulk storyline, and although we can’t completely verify that, we can’t completely deny it either. I’ll leave it to you on how you want to place your bets, but I know where my money is going. Regardless, Ruffalo is on board. As to how much time he’ll spend as Hulk vs. Banner, we can’t say, only that he’s absolutely part of the supporting cast and will feature prominently.
Hopefully we’ll get some more of this…