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Mark Ruffalo Says Thor: Ragnarok Begins a Three-Film Arc For Hulk

October 11, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Hulk

Mark Ruffalo said in a new interview that Thor: Ragnarok will begin a three-film story arc for the Hulk. Ruffalo told IGN that Ragnarok, Avengers; Infinity War and Avengers 4 will carry out a full storyline for the character.

When asked how the Hulk can stay as the Hulk on Sakaar, the planet where Thor re-encounters his vellow Avenger, Ruffalo said, “The rules don’t apply anymore. That’s what’s so confounding to Banner and frightening. That’s kind of the exciting progression of the Banner/Hulk relationship moving forward…The anger is no longer the only reason that he turns into the Hulk. So now we have this other thing going on between them that will carry out through the next two movies. This is the beginning of a three-movie arc.”

Ruffalo noted that Kevin Feige asked him what he would like to see happen if he could have starred in his own Hulk film. He said, I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this, and it should end like this,'” Ruffalo recalled. “And he said, ‘How about if we do that — love that — let’s do that starting with Thor 3 and end in [Avengers 4], and we’ll use those three movies to basically do a standalone Hulk movie. How about that?’ I was like, ‘That sounds great.'”

He continued, “So that’s what you’re seeing. You’re seeing the beginning of that. There’s a lot of questions. Why isn’t he, why can’t he? Why doesn’t he turn into the Hulk when he’s angry? Why can’t he turn back into the Hulk when he’s angry? Why can the Hulk stay the Hulk when he’s not angry? That all starts to get answered as we move along.”