James Gunn Was Interested In A Hulk & Red Hulk Movie
After back to back blockbusters with Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn is a big name when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Prior to getting his MCU start, however, Gunn originally had other interests. In a Q&A session on Facebook, the filmmaker told fans the characters he originally wanted to make a movie about, and they're a far cry from the cosmic characters he's been working with the past four-plus years.
"I wanted to do Hit Monkey. Like REALLY wanted to do it," Gunn responded. "I was also interested in doing a Hulk/Red Hulk film."
While Hit-Monkey is a character seems like something right up Gunn's alley — you know, with his work with sentient animals and plants like Rocket Raccoon and Groot — the second pairing is something that might start getting fans to petition.
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The gamma-filled green giant entered the MCU in The Incredible Hulk (2008), the second movie set in the shared movie universe. Even though the movie can be considered a critical and commercial success, Edward Norton — the actor who played Bruce Banner/Hulk — was replaced by Mark Ruffalo and has been a supporting character ever sense.
The good news is that the groundwork is already there for a movie featuring the two Hulks. Mark Ruffalo has done very well in the role and actor William Hurt has played General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross — Red Hulk's alter ego — in two MCU movies now.
What do you think, ComicBook fans? Do you want to see Gunn helming a Hulk/Red Hulk movie after work wraps up on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in a few years? Join the conversation by tweeting us at @ComicBook!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is ending it's run in movie theatres shortly, but have no fear! Everybody's lovable ragtag team of losers is slated to appear alongside the Avenger in Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled Avengers 4 sequel.
Next up for Marvel is Thor: Ragnarok, and you can find the film's description below. As for Avengers: Infinity War, it currently has a 4.36 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
In Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett (Hela), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Karl Urban (Skurge), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Sam Neill, Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), and Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Stephen Strange).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.
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