Say Goodbye To The Solo HULK Movie

Even though Marvel’s well aware of our love for Hulk’s face smashing antics in THE AVENGERS, I don’t think we’ll ever get to see the green skinned hero in another solo flick (not for a while, at least). It would just be too much of a good thing, like an entire plate of dark chocolate frosting without cake.

As we all know, the frosting works best when assembled around 3 glorious layers of spongey pastry, and the same can be said for Hulk. He’s the amazing dollop of icing that allows the rest of The Avengers to do their thing (Iron Man’s obviously the bottom layer of cake, Thor middle, Cap Top… and Nick Fury is the awkward raspberry syrup sitting off to the side).

They are too damn adorable

Well, Marvel’s godfather of success Joss Whedon tends to agree with me. In a recent interview, he risked his newly found goodwill with movie goers, and dismissed any chance of a Banner solo flick releasing in the near future. Since Phase 2 is already planned out, I imagine they’re already plotting the beginning of Phase 3, and since Whedon’s an insider who should be privy to such knowledge, that will probably be Hulkless too.

Here’s what our Grand Ginger Overlord had to say:

Question: You think it would be possible to make a good Hulk film?

Joss Whedon: Yes. But it would be very, very hard. Hulk is a tricky son of a bitch. He’s the Claudio of superheroes. Because the problem is it’s a very popular character, but it’s not a superhero. Half of it’s a superhero, half of it’s a werewolf. And you can’t structure it like a superhero movie, you can’t light it like a superhero movie. How do you develop that? It would be extremely difficult. The one thing you would have in your favour would be Mark Ruffalo. But right now I don’t know if they have plans to do that or not, because he works so well as part of a greater whole, but by himself, it’s tough. I don’t envy the guys who went before.

There you have it. If the man in charge of guiding the next Phase of Marvel movies is stumped on the future of a Big Green solo flick, I think it’s safe to say the project’s dead… for now.

At least we have fan fiction