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Planet Hulk Movie Rumor is ‘Nonsense,’ Joss Whedon Says

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If, even after the initial rumor was roundly dismantled last week, there are still fans who think they could see a Planet Hulk movie as part of Marvel’s Phase Three plans, allow Joss Whedon to clear things up.

“Well, I’m really not supposed to comment, but no, that’s nonsense,” the Avengers writer/director told during an interview for Much Ado About Nothing. So that, as they say, is presumably that.

The rumor, floated a month ago by Latino Review, asserted that Doctor Strange and the long-brewing Ant-Man would be joined in Phrase Three by an adaptation of “Planet Hulk,” the 2006-2007 Marvel Comics storyline that saw the Incredible Hulk launched into space by the Illuminati, where he eventually becomes ruler of a violent planet named Sakaar. According to that report, that Hulk solo film would spin out of the events of the 2015 Avengers sequel, with the Green Goliath returning to Earth, bent on revenge, for The Avengers 3.

However, sources told Ain’t It Cool those claims were “1,000% inaccurate,” insisting any Hulk movie would have a significant role for Bruce Banner as long as Mark Ruffalo is signed to a six-picture deal.

Another Hulk film is in the cards — a Marvel executive said as much before The Avengers even opened in North America — but it now appears certain that Planet Hulk isn’t it.


  • Guest

    Well… damn.

  • Froinlaven

    Duuuhhh. This wasn’t really that hard a concept to grasp. People always complain about heroes taking off their masks in movies but they forget that there is an actor behind that mask that needs screen time.

  • darthtigris

    Latino Review is HORRIBLE when it comes to Marvel Studios rumors.

  • Aaron Another

    It would require the government and the Avengers to be pissed at the Hulk, which at the moment, they’re not.  You’d have to make him an outcast again, then exhile him, then have him come back to fight everyone….which would mean no Hulk in team up stuff for a bit.  I think a Planet Hulk movie is a good idea, but not right now.  There’s a lot of other stories that should be told first.

  • Orphan

    Not that it’s Whedon’s fault but why does IGN think he’s the Marvel go to guy for this info? Hey IGN get off your butts and call one of the overpaid worthless Minions of Marvel for the story.

  • Boilingman

    What a damn shame! I thought it was an Excellent idea, sad to hear their not doing it after all.

  • superspidey

    I dont see a planet hulk happening.  Only because it wsas already made as animated movie.  but not a straight adaption of that story.  What i can see is them taking  certain elements (not sure which) from that story if they do at all.