Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to be quite the entry in the MCU.
Apart from the awesome cast, including those two new members, the hype surrounds the possibilities that come with a film actor Mark Ruffalo has described as “a universal road movie” with Thor and Hulk.
It’s widely agreed that Ruffalo’s take on Bruce Banner and his ill-tempered alter ego is great, but hope of Marvel giving him his own picture has been shot down repeatedly over the years. Even Ruffalo has expressed his doubt regarding the possibility of a stand-alone Hulk picture. Point being, Ragnarok is as close to a Hulk-focused story as we’re going to be getting for the time being, and this was evidenced further during a recent interview with Ruffalo.
“I think it will be smashing,” the actor quipped to EW, before cementing it: “You’ll see a lot more Hulk.”
Woody Harrelson, Ruffalo’s Now You See Me 2 co-star, then jokingly asks if this Hulk would be even “Hulk-ier,” to which Ruffalo replied:
“The Hulk gets Hulk-ier. The Hulk Hulks out. Hulk-ier and bigger.”
No details are on offer, but that will suffice to solidify our expectations of a much bigger Hulk narrative this time around.
As if more reason was needed to mark the calendar for this one, don’t forget that Aussie Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett is starring as the film’s key villain. Blanchett is attached to play Hela, the mysterious supervillainess known as the Asgardian goddess of death in the comics.
“She plays the worst of the worst. So evil. She is going to kill us,” Ruffalo teased. “It’s such a great part she gets to play.”
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled for U.S. release on November 3, 2017.