Mark Ruffalo Wants ‘Hulk Vs Banner’ In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Mark Ruffalo, who galavanted around New York Comic Con in disguise earlier this month, was back in New York Thursday for GQ’s The Gentlemen’s Fund Awards. At the ceremony Ruffalo spoke with the Huffington Post about Thor: Ragnarok.

The actor didn’t say much, but he did mention the direction he would like to take the character.

“I play Dr. Bruce Banner, and occasionally I turn into a big green, mean monster. I am excited to keep coming back to this role. I see a lot of space for it to grow. I feel like there’s a lot of cool stuff to explore still, especially the relationship between Banner and Hulk. Hopefully, we’ll see the two of them in a scene together. That would be cool! I don’t want to overstay my welcome, and I hope I never do,” he said. “If I do, I’ll be the first one to bow out,” said Ruffalo to the Huffington Post.

Ruffalo wants Hulk and Banner on screen together, the next chance that will be possible would be in Thor: Ragnarok.

Edward Norton’s Incredible Hulk was back in 2009; it has been six years since a solo film. Avengers: Age of Ultron added a new wrinkle to Bruce Banner mythos, with his relationship with the Black Widow. The film left an opening for a Planet Hulk film. In the comic book, Banner is Hulk through 95% of the story, but the idea of splitting the character adds a new dynamic that could make Planet Hulk plausible in the eyes of Hollywood.

In Asgard, it would be easy to explain the separation of Hulk and Banner. The banter between Hulk, Banner, and Thor would be epic. This idea would be a brilliant play on Marvel’s part if they split the character up in Thor: Ragnarok.

Thor: Ragnarok will be directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo. The film will destroy the universe on November 3, 2017.

Do you want to see Hulk and Banner split into two characters? Leave you comments below.

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Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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