James Gunn Calls Bulls**t on HULK/GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Team-Up Rumors

In recent weeks, Kevin Feige has denied that there are no plans for a Planet Hulk film adaptation, primarily because the story is all Hulk, but no Bruce Banner. However, new rumors have suggested that the ending of Avengers: Age of Ultron will somehow see Banner launched into space, which would possibly lead to a team-up with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Combine two series together for one sequel, kill two birds with one stone.


Well, according to Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, none of this is happening! In an interview with The Playlist, Gunn called out all “the dumb stuff on the Internet,” saying that it’s 100% bullshit.

There’s not going to be a ‘Planet Hulk’ movie, there was never going to be a ‘Planet Hulk’ movie, there was never a plan for the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy – I wouldn’t want the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy! And it’s all a bunch of complete bullshit.

Wow, why doesn’t he tell us how he really feels? Seriously, that’s a lot of anger for a rumor, and I’ms use a lot of people actually would like to see this movie. As for where the Planet Hulk rumors originated from, Gunn suspects it has to do with the Sakaraan, an alien race which not only played a role in the original Planet Hulk story, but are also showing up in Guardians of the Galaxy. Turns out, this race of aliens aren’t setting anything up for the future, they’re just there for convenience.

The reason we picked the Sakaraan is because we don’t own Badoon. In the script it originally said Badoon. So you can blame search and replace for changing Badoon to Sakaaran and leading to the whole ‘Planet Hulk’ conspiracy.


Well, I’ll be honest, I’m disappointed by this. Marvel has made it clear that outside ensemble films, they don’t know what to do with the Hulk. A Guardians team-up would have been the perfect venue for him. Take a group of characters who are slated to be the breakout stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, pair them with a character who was lauded in The Avengers, and you have a kick-ass space adventure with the muscle to boot. With that attitude, it looks like Hulk will either be staying earthbound for awhile or won’t be anywhere near the ragtag group of outlaws while out in space.


Of course, that’s not to say Hulk and the Guardians could never team up on film, but since the Guardians are Gunn’s babies and he’s so against Hulk hanging out with them, the odds of it happening are near zero.

SOURCE: The Playlist