We haven’t seen the Hulk on-screen after Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarok will reveal what exactly happened to the green monster after that film. We get to hear that the character is nearly the replica of the Hulk from Planet Hulk. In fact, the latest revelation suggests that we would have seen Hulk reaching the outer space in further detail in the Age of Ultron itself. However, an internet scoop played spoilsport and the studio was compelled to alter the film’s ending.
Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel, recently spoke to the Wrap and he confessed that a scoop by Umberto Gonzales’ revealing the details of Marvel creating a Planet Hulk narrative forced them to tamper with the fate of the Hulk:
“You had the big scoop about us doing Planet Hulk. It turned out to be accurate [but] at the time; it was not accurate because we didn’t have any plans to do it and Joss [Whedon] was doing Age of Ultron at that time. The way it ends as you recall with Hulk in the Quinjet going off, right? We said, ‘Joss, we can’t do that because he’s not going into space and people are going to think we’re doing Planet Hulk because Umberto has some big hot scoop that we’re doing Planet Hulk, we can’t do it.’ He goes, ‘Well, what are you going to do?’ We said, ‘We don’t know.’ So, if you go back and look at that shot of the movie, he’s in the sky. It’s blue sky.”
The truth is that there were no consolidated plans in place to create the Planet Hulk storyline. However, the scoop would have given a tremendous credibility to the rumor. While it would have been a great time for Hulk to go into space, a lot of fans would still be disheartened if Marvel doesn’t make an adaptation of Planet Hulk.
No matter what, as Hulk fans, we are happy to see him come back in Thor: Ragnarok. Since War Machine and Falcon are the routines in Iron Man and Captain America films, we believe it is time that the Hulk also finds his superhero friend.
Thor: Ragnarok is coming out on November 3.