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How the Marvel Cinematic Universe may use The Hulk in Phase 3

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The Possible Hulk Plan For Marvel’s Phase 3. Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be the place where The Hulk may be spot-lighted in a special way. Though he will be returning at the end of Phase 2 in Avengers: Age of Ultron, there will be no stand-alone film in Phase 2 for him. When all of Phase 3 is revealed, there may or may not be a spot carved out for the big green guy (dependent upon whether or not he survivors Avengers: Age of Ultron).

The following is “noise” heard about The Hulk and Phase 3 from a source with sources (beware of potentially large spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron and Phase 3):

Without giving away why and how, let’s look at the state of things for Bruce Banner at the end of “Age Of Ultron.” Banner continues to play a key role in things in this movie, and when the final war with Ultron spills onto the battlefield and out of the virtual realm, he has a major part to play. Unfortunately, that ends with him onboard a Quin jet on his way off the planet, with no way to immediately turn things around. He’s going to have to ride out the trip. It’s pre-programmed and he can’t stop it.

Here’s where I’d wager his spaceship is headed: wherever the Guardians of the Galaxy are located. If I was a betting man, I’d say there will be no Hulk solo film as part of Phase Three. Instead, Banner’s ship will take him to another planet, where he will end up meeting the Guardians and having an adventure with them. Hulk will definitely come out to play a few times. I suspect we’ll see some sequences that very much feel like they’re part of the Planet Hulk story, but that the larger story will be about the Guardians finding a way to get Banner home, only to end up going with him. That would move a big piece of the puzzle into place to get Thanos looking back at the Earth in time for the third “Avengers” film.

Another person’s view on Phase 3:

Avengers 3 will likely hit 2018. That May 2017 slot could be Thor 3. Or it could be Guardians 2 (which might be Planet Hulk, by the way. Yes, I believe that is on the table. It may not be a true adaptation of the comic series, but don’t be shocked if Hulk and the Guardians of the Galaxy cross paths). I think whether or not Guardians of the Galaxy is a major hit we’ll see some sort of return of those characters in Phase Three. With that in mind – and assuming November 2015 is fully abandoned – we only have room in Phase Three for Doctor Strange.

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On Hulk:

The Hulk is a fictional superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). Throughout his comic book appearances, the Hulk is portrayed as a large green humanoid that possesses near limitless superhuman strength and great invulnerability, attributes that grow more potent the angrier he becomes. Hulk is the alter ego of Bruce Banner, a socially withdrawn and emotionally reserved physicist who physically transforms into the Hulk under emotional stress and other specific circumstances at will or against it; these involuntary transformations lead to many complications in Banner’s life. When transformed, the Hulk often acts as a disassociated personality separate from Banner. Over the decades of Hulk stories, the Hulk has been represented with several different personalities based on Hulk and Banner’s fractured psyche, ranging from mindless savage to brilliant warrior, and Banner has taken control of the Hulk’s form on occasion. Banner first transforms into the Hulk after being caught in the blast of the gamma bomb he invented while saving Rick Jones, a youth who had wandered onto the testing range.

Lee said that the Hulk’s creation was inspired by a combination of Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [2] Although the Hulk’s coloration has varied throughout the character’s publication history, the most usual color is green. As a child, Banner’s father Brian Banner often got mad and physically abused his mother Rebecca, creating the psychological complex of fear, anger, and the fear of anger and the destruction it can cause that underlies the character. A common storyline is the pursuit of both Banner and the Hulk by the U.S. armed forces, because of all the destruction that he causes.

However they decide to use or not use The Incredible Hulk in Phase 2 and possibly Phase 3, I hope that his character is explored (Bruce Banner) and that the film is not just a special effects ride.

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  • I’ve been hearing about Planet Hulk since Avengers so it’s bound to happen. They dropped a few Easter Eggs in Thor 2.

  • I haven’t seen Thor 2 yet. Heard it was bad. I tried not to read the spoilers in this article ( a difficult task) to keep them a surprise.

  • I kind of skimmed the article myself to be honest. I’m surprised how much people are giving away about “Avengers 2.” I love trivia but hate spoilers. Thor 2 had some good bits, but I remember you said you’re not into it.

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