I was so excited to hear that there was a possibility that Marvel would be developing a live-action Planet Hulk movie! That's something that I would have loved to see happen, I still hope it does! But according to Avengers director Joss Whedon it doesn't look like we are going to see it.
In a recent interview with IGN the director was asked if the Avengers movies would make use of the Planet Hulk or World War Hulk storylines, and this was his reply...
Well I’m really not supposed to comment, but no, that’s nonsense.
Of course I want to keep hope alive, so there's always the chance he could be saying that just to throw us off. It's not like Marvel is going to come out right now and say, "Yep! we're developing a Planet Hulk movie!" I'm sure that the idea has been discussed, it would be nice to see if they would implement a plan to bring it to life though!
I imagine one of the main issues about Planet Hulk is that Mark Ruffallo would hardly get any screen time as Bruce Banner. I still think it would be amazing if they did it though! It's a movie the fans would love to see! Whedon also talked about the films he's looking to for inspiration in an interview with Time Out London saying,
I've got the next story, and it's a corker. I haven't even been thinking in terms of superhero movies. The films I've been thinking about are 'The Godfather Part II' and 'The Empire Strikes Back'. Those are the stars by which I chart my course.
Sounds good to me! Hopefully one day we get to see a Hulk movie that Marvel and its fans can be proud of. To read more about how the previously announced rumor could have played out click here.