His Marvel cohort Don Cheadle busted up Ruffalo, saying it would be awful, anyway, considering the current casting choice for Hulk. Ruffalo is the third actor to step into Bruce Banner’s shredded pants in recent years, following disappointing Hulk outings released in 2003 and 2008 starring Eric Bana and Edward Norton, respectively.
It’s good to hear that the Avengers films will show The Hulk’s character development, and it will probably flesh out Banner’s character even more.
Though those comments came as clear cut as they ever could, Ruffalo later took to his Twitter account, writing: “I want a stand alone Hulk movie”.
However, it is the solo Hulk movie rights that Universal owned while Marvel still owned the rights to characters. Along with Thor, the hero was entirely absent from Captain America: Civil War, having flown off into the sunset as Sad Hulk at the end of Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
That doesn’t seem like it will happen, Ruffalo told an intrepid reporter at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
While speaking with reporters at D23, Ruffalo (who portrays Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the MCU) said in no uncertain terms that another Hulk movie is not in the cards. Marvel and Sony worked out a deal in 2015 that would allow Spider-Man to be apart of the MCU while Sony retained the rights to the character.
“You’re too old now”, Don Cheadle shot back.