2015 will be a busy year for actor/stunt man/mo-cap artist extraordinaire Andy Serkis. Not only has he been confirmed as a cast member of what will likely be the biggest movie of the decade (y’know? This little picture?), but apparently just before that he’ll be mentoring Mark “The Incredible Hulk” Ruffalo in the finer points of motion-capture perfomance for Avengers: Age of Ultron. More after the jumpy-thingy: (more…)
An unemployed Hulk contemplates his next move.
Marvel is tearing it up with all the super-hero flicks they’ve released in the last few years, and with the Avengers only weeks away from hitting screens, fans are about ready to explode. Furthermore, Thor, Captain America and Iron Man are all set to make additions to their own individual franchises. There are even talks of Nick Fury or Hawkeye getting a solo gig.
But, alas, it looks like this may be the end for The Incredible Hulk.
President of Marvel, Kevin Feige, had a few comments to make on this spirit-crushing decision:
“It was a long road to get to this point. Although, I will say, after the [premiere] screening, I heard various arguments over who was their favorite. Which is my favorite thing: Arguing what was the favorite moment or character. And the fact that so many [people] are saying Hulk feels very, very good. Where we go next, we’ll see. But we’ll be very careful about it and deliberate—as we were in how we wanted to bring him back in Avengers.”
So, if the fans are in love with the Hulk, what’s the deal? There’s money to be made here, so it seems like Marvel would jump right on it.
Though one never knows what the future may bring, and with the popularity that the Hulk is gaining even before Avengers has released, it’s likely they’ll end up changing their minds about this. For now, people will just have to enjoy the big green in Avengers and hope Marvel comes to their senses.
Hulk vs. Wolverine anybody?
Thanks to blastr for the heads-up on this one.