Marvel’s The Hulk Isn’t Coming Back Until ‘Avengers 2′: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

It looks like we won’t be seeing Marvel’s The Hulk on the big screen until 2015. Here’s the top ten facts you should know about Marvel Studio’s plans for the big guy and what rumors surrounded this popular comic book behemoth.

1. Mark Ruffalo Confirmed That The Hulk Won’t Be Back Until “Avengers 2”

The above tweet from actor Mark Ruffalo was tweeted out this past Wednesday. Mark took to Twitter to answer all the fans of the Hulk who have been asking about about when the character would be returning.

2. Mark Also Tweeted About Hulk’s Solo Movie Career

Mark also sent out the above tweet to quell all rumors of Hulk’s solo movie career on the big screen.

3. There Were Rumors About A “Planet Hulk” Movie

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Last month, entertainment website Latino Review reported that Marvel Studios had a film based off of the “Planet Hulk” storyline in the works. When Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige spoke to MTV about the possibilities of such a film, he had this to say:

I don’t think there’s a lot that we couldn’t do someday, as the cinematic universe continues to grow and expand and get as big as the comic book universe. ‘Planet Hulk’ is a cool story. ‘World War Hulk’ is a cool story. I think there’s pitfalls of continuity-overload, and mythology getting so dense that it almost collapses in on itself.It happens every few decades or so in the comics. Apart from that, I’d say everything is on the table. Do I think Hulk can carry a movie and be as entertaining as he was in ‘Avengers’? I do believe that. I do believe he absolutely could. We certainly are not even going to attempt that until ‘Avengers 2.’ So there’s a lot of time to think about it.

4. Director Joss Whedon Squashed All Rumors of a “Planet Hulk” Film

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Director Joss Whedon.

When IGN got in contact with director Joss Whedon, he debunked the rumors of a “Planet Hulk” film with a few words:

Well I’m really not supposed to comment, but no, that’s nonsense.

5. The Previous Hulk Movies Did Good…But Not Great

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The New York Daily News reported that director Ang Lee’s 2003 film adaptation grossed a total of $245 million worldwide. Director Louis Leterrier’s 2008’s Hulk film grossed $263.4 million worldwide. These number are considered good by Marvel Studios, but not up to the standards of its more successful superhero movies.

6. Two Actors Handled The Role of the Hulk Before Mark Ruffalo

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Actor Edward Norton.

Eric Bana played the role of the comic book character in the 2003 movie adaptation and in 2008, Edward Norton took over the role. Mark Ruffalo then played the character in 2012’s The Avengers.

7. Marvel’s Spider-Man And Wolverine Are Returning To The Big Screen

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be arriving on May 2, 2014. As for Wolverine, he’s making his return for The Wolverine on July 26, 2013.

8. An Ant Man Film Is On The Way

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The Ant Man film will be debuting in the same year as Avengers 2, since it will arrive on November 6, 2015.

9. The Avengers 2 Will Come Out in 2015
Hulk’s big screen return will take place in Avengers 2, which is scheduled to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

10. Disney/Marvel Has A Bunch of Superhero Films on The Way
Marvel’s superheros will be all over the big screen this year and the future, thanks to their association with Disney. Iron Man 3 is hitting theaters this year on May 3, 2013, then Thor: The Dark World will release on November 8, 2013. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be out on April 4, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy will arrive on August 1, 2014.