Will The Hulk and Bruce Banner Face Off in THOR: RAGNAROK?
From what we know about Thor: Ragnarok, it's gonna be to be the most epic, craziest Thor adventure yet. Especially if the story includes elements from Planet Hulk, which was previously rumored.
During a recent interview with Collider, Mark Ruffalo talked a little bit more about the film and The Hulk and teased that the Green Goliath could face off with Bruce Banner:
"I think the arc that he is ultimately making in his relationship with The Hulk and how that's gonna resolve itself, that's really where ... nobody has gone to that place. He's always been running from him or trying to deny it but they are coming for a collision course with each other and i think that could be pretty exciting if we can figure out a way, how to do it — multi-dimensionally."
At that point during the interview, Ruffalo turned to his Now You See Me 2 co-star Woody Harrelson and excitedly said:
"Hulk versus Banner! Yeah, baby!"
They high fived each other. Then the actor dropped this comment:
"The only person in the world that The Hulk is scared of, or thing, is Banner."
For those of you have read the comics, you know that Hulk and Banner have been separated in certain storylines. That plot point was used in Marvel's animated film Hulk Vs. Thor, which was written by Craig Kyle and Chris Yost. That film features Loki separating Hulk from Banner and Hulk going on an epic rampage through Asgard. Those two writers just happen to be the same guys who wrote the initial script for Thor: Ragnarok.
We already knew there was a chance that we could see Hulk and Thor fight from previous rumors, but I would love to see the whole Hulk and Banner separation thing happen in the movie. It's a story element that I can easily see being implemented in the film.
The movie also stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Sir Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Karl Urban as Skurge.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by filmmaker Taika Waititi and is set to be released on November 3rd, 2017.