Marvel's Kevin Feige Says Contractual Things Need To Happen For Standalone Hulk Movie

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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is out promoting the studio’s latest offering, Captain America: Civil War, which has allowed Deadline the opportunity to probe about the possibility of getting a new standalone movie for the Hulk.

Feige says that prospect is really out of his hands.

“Well, those are contractual things that I’m not entirely attuned to,” he said. “Disney and Universal would need to come to an agreement to allow Marvel to do a standalone Hulk film for Disney. What’s so great, and as you just said, Ruffalo lights up any room he’s in, any Twitter feed he’s engaged in and any movie that he’s in. It’s just a great pleasure to have him in The Avengers films and as you know his next appearance will be in Thor: Ragnarok, which is a whole other type of fun Hulk adventure for him that we can’t wait to get started on.”

When Disney purchased Marvel in 2009, they scooped up all distribution rights possessed by Paramount, which included most of the solo rights for the Avengers. However, it was Universal who distributed The Incredible Hulk, and those rights were left lingering. Considering how valuable superhero film rights have become over the years, we can imagine that Universal would expect a healthy sum before it allowed Disney to go the solo route with Hulk.

Thor and Hulk are both sitting out of Civil War, but will team up for Thor: Ragnarok.

Check out when Thor: Ragnarok and other movies are coming out in ComicBook.com's Movie Release Schedule.

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