Mark Ruffalo wants a standalone Hulk movie
Who wouldn’t want to star in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie? The multi-billion MCU franchise is too big to fail, even a sub-standard movie would cross $500 million easily. However, that is not the reason Mark Ruffalo wants a standalone Hulk movie. He honestly believes he never got to portray Bruce Banner effectively.
Mark Ruffalo wants to fill in the blanks:
Avengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing movie of all time. Moreover, nearly all recent MCU movies passed the $1 billion mark. They are extremely popular and beloved by fans for bringing their comic imagination to life. However, all those movies come at a cost. It is no secret that Marvel movies are heavily criticized for relying too much on CGI. And that is exactly what Mark Ruffalo feels. He spends his production wrapped in tech in front of a green screen. Don Cheadle aka War Machine shared his experience with Mark Ruffalo:
Mark and I get to share that misery. Everyone else is walking around in their cool clothes. Mark and I are walking around in these unitards with symbols and dots and balls attached all over them. Mark has it worse than anyone because he has to wear that rig over his face. Both of us are walking around in these suits and we just look at each other — we wanted to be actors, right?
Mark Ruffalo feels he could not fully embody the character of Bruce Banner through CGI and green screens. Which is why he pitched the idea for a standalone Hulk movie.
The future of Hulk in MCU:
The Incredible Hulk is undoubtedly everyone’s least favorite MCU movie. My favorite highlight of the entire movie was probably RDJ’s cameo as Tony Stark in the end. Edward Norton was soon replaced by Mark Ruffalo, but he missed the golden opportunity of a standalone movie. And after the events of Endgame, Ruffalo really wants to show his character’s depth. He spoke in a Variety interview:
There’s an idea that I think could be really interesting. We’ve never really followed him into his life. He’s always kind of off on the side. He’s like the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the Avengers. It’d be interesting to fill in all the blanks about what happened to him in between all these movies.
However, it is very unlikely that a standalone Hulk movie will happen this far into MCU. Instead, Mark would likely reprise his role in other movies such as She-Hulk or Guardians of the Galaxy.
“There’s nothing completely at a place where it’s a done deal. There’s some talk of having Banner/Hulk show up in [the Disney Plus series] ‘She-Hulk.’ If we come up with something good, that would be really interesting. Right now that’s about it. That’s all there is on the table.