Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk is sitting out for Captain America: Civil War, but while promoting the film, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige was asked about the possibility of another Hulk standalone.
“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.”
Right now, the rights for a Hulk solo adventure are owned by Universal Studios, and considering the huge market behind super hero movies, the purchase of those rights by Disney would certainly not be a cheap one.
Both Thor and The Hulk will be featured in next year’s Thor: Ragnarok.