Rumor: THE INCREDIBLE HULK 2 Could Take Story Cues From Current Marvel NOW Comic

The rumor mill is churning out another regarding a future Marvel Studios movie. This time around, it's regarding a sequel to The Incredible Hulk. More after the jump...

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By TheDailySuperHero - 7/15/2013



So we've all heard the rumors saying a sequel to The Incredible Hulk could be based on comic book story arcs like Planet Hulk and World War Hulk. But Marvel Studios executives (thankfully) debunked those rumors because they want any future Hulk movie to focus more on actor Mark Ruffalo since he did sign a multi-picture deal with the studio.

This doesn't mean Marvel Studios isn't still looking for the basis of their next Hulk solo movie in the comics, past and/or present. Now, according to one of The Daily SuperHero's screenwriting sources—who is closely plugged into Marvel movie development ideas—word on the street says the Hulk sequel might be getting a treatment based on some of the Bruce Banner-specific concepts in Marvel NOW's Indestructible Hulk comic.

In case you are not familiar with the Indestructible Hulk comic, the basic premise of the story is that Hulk is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. To get into more detail about the current comic title, Banner feels he needs to give back to society so he approaches S.H.I.E.L.D. and asks for a lab where he can give the world inventions that will help society in exchange for letting S.H.I.E.L.D. "point and aim" the Hulk whenever needed.

So why would this work on the big screen? First of all, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has openly said the key to another Hulk film is Ruffalo's portrayal of Banner. Hulk is just the icing on the cake in any future movie. Plus, Marvel's continued vision and focus since the days of Stan Lee running the show has been all about the person and his or her character behind the hero. So far this has been true in Marvel's Phase 1 and seems to be continuing during Phase 2 as well.

In the case of an Indestructible Hulk-based movie script, Banner would definitely be a big focus. As would S.H.I.E.L.D and having Hulk as a SHIELD agent brings a more realistic use for the green hero instead of telling the story that he's always running and hiding to stay away from stress, anger and putting people in danger.

Even though this is just a rumor, it really has to make Marvel fans think that Marvel Studios' next Hulk solo movie could very well be titled, "Indestructible Hulk." If any of this is true, of course. But since any potential Hulk sequel is in the very early stages of any type of development and scripting, take this rumor with a grain of salt.


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MrMartinMarvel - 7/15/2013, 9:27 AM
Yay! The more Banner the better.
Mrsinister - 7/15/2013, 9:27 AM
Yes!!!
TheManFromMars - 7/15/2013, 9:28 AM
NBAfanaddict - 7/15/2013, 9:29 AM
Would be nice to see Hulk not always just on the run. And seeing how he interacts with people who like consider him a threat and a menace would be interesting, and a nice change of pace. Plus I'm always game for more Ruffalo. Think he's an underrated actor
TonyChu - 7/15/2013, 9:29 AM
That sound like a clear winner to me. Mark Waid has been tearing it up at Marvel. By all means Feige after the Hulks critical reception after the Avengers this movie can easily hit half a billion or even a billion.
SageMode - 7/15/2013, 9:30 AM
I'd be down with this, and it would fit moreso with his character development in THE AVENGERS.
TheAbaryMan369 - 7/15/2013, 9:32 AM
I think that a new Hulk movie shouldn't be Incredible Hulk 2, but something different. I don't mean the title. It shouldn't go back to what the original did. It should be a lighter movie. Not Iron Man light, but lighter. Don't focus on Banner trying to hide and his depressing life. Do something new. So I think this would be a great idea for a new Hulk movie (if we get it anytime soon).
TheManFromMars - 7/15/2013, 9:32 AM
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GUNSMITH - 7/15/2013, 9:32 AM
JUST DONT PUT THE HULK IN FRIGG'N ARMOR...IT'S HULK...IT'S LIKE ASKING FOR SUSHI AND YOU SERVE FISHSTICKS..."IT'S FISH" -"WOW........NO.....NO MAN."
ManofSteel23 - 7/15/2013, 9:32 AM
I'd like this,dont think they could get away with making him run away all the time
NBAfanaddict - 7/15/2013, 9:33 AM
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Superman21 - 7/15/2013, 9:34 AM
Awesome this trailer gets me so amped!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppgwanj7a7U
EdgyOutsider - 7/15/2013, 9:36 AM
Who would be the villain though? The Leader? Other than him there rrally isn't anymore interesting Hulk villains left becausd ye dpesn't have a good rogues gallery. Plus, Hulk had two movies already both of them modest successes you could say.
SpectacularJoShFest - 7/15/2013, 9:37 AM
I like this, and it definitely makes more sense than having him running around and crushing stuff just for the sake of it. I hope this pans out.
cosmicman - 7/15/2013, 9:38 AM
Delete, please
SugarYumYum - 7/15/2013, 9:38 AM
Ruffalo's Banner is what made Hulk such a hot topic in Avengers. The natural and wise choice to put the focus on him for a new film.
NBAfanaddict - 7/15/2013, 9:39 AM
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ATrueHero1987 - 7/15/2013, 9:39 AM
Yes! I've been saying that for the longest. Base it on the current Hulk series.
PaulRom - 7/15/2013, 9:42 AM
Sounds good. Would definitely be better than another "Hulk being chased by the military" movie. Plus, Marvel likes to have movies and comics tied rather closely as of recent, so it would make sense to go this route.
Brail1975 - 7/15/2013, 9:42 AM
I loved the Incredible Hulk movie but I want to see an intelligent Hulk like in Planet Hulk and World War Hulk. Those two story lines were amazing. I'm reading the Hulk comic now issue to issue and it's okay but I want him to talk more like he did when they rebooted his book 2 years ago. No more stupid, mindless monster Hulk. I never liked that. I like the premise of Marvel NOW's Indestructible Hulk. That could be cool to see in the movies.
xNightwingx - 7/15/2013, 9:43 AM
Absolutely love Indestructible Hulk. Probably my number #2 favorite Marvel Now comic.

1. Thor
2. Hulk
3. Hawkeye
4. Fantastic 4
5. All New/Uncanny X-Men.
6. GotG
ManCalledSting - 7/15/2013, 9:43 AM
Nice, I really enjoyed The Incredible Hulk, it's my favorite phase 1 film tied with Cap. Personally I prefed Ed Norton as Banner, and like his acting more than Ruffalo; however, I still enjoyed Ruffalo's performance. I would prefer if they just called it The Indestructible Hulk or something like that. Also, please stay away from Planet Hulk and WWH.
BIGBMH - 7/15/2013, 9:43 AM
I'm on board with this idea. I've only read the first issue of Indestructible, but I think it's a sensible direction for the Hulk of the MCU. How many movies can he be trying to cure himself or living away from society? IH showed him figuring out that the Hulk can be used for good. Avengers showed a Hulk that was less of a wild beast and could conceivably be used for controllable good. Banner finding a way to live his life and put the Hulk to use for SHIELD feels like a pretty natural next step.
126thst - 7/15/2013, 9:44 AM
Make Mine Marvel.
KeefNCookies - 7/15/2013, 9:46 AM
I dont dislike the series... but there is nothing great about it so far. The armor, however, is absolutely horrendous. I would not want to see Ruffalo working with S.H.I.E.L.D. for more than 10 minutes. It's extremely sad that Marvel cannot or will not even try to modernize MU history and instead keep going to whats happening in the comics. I find it extremely hard to give a [frick] about MCU these days.
ekrolo2 - 7/15/2013, 9:48 AM
I think this would work very well for Hulk, hes pretty much accepted as a hero now post Avengers and with SHIELDs help he could probably do good with his intellect and Hulks raw power.
TheWolverine08 - 7/15/2013, 9:52 AM
YESSS! Indestructible Hulk is incredibly written from Mark Waid, and taking cues from it give me hope The Incredible Hulk 2 will be awesome!
kevberg - 7/15/2013, 9:53 AM
"brings a more realistic use for the green hero instead of telling the story that he's always running and hiding to stay away from stress, anger and putting people in danger. "

Dumbest goddamn statement I've heard today!

What the Hell.

How is that "unrealistic" for someone who changes because of stress and anger?
superherofan21 - 7/15/2013, 9:55 AM
YES! THIS is what we need from a Hulk movie! Hulk has always been one of my favorite characters, but hasn't had too good of a movie on his own (even though I enjoyed TIH, I know a lot of people who did not).
kevberg - 7/15/2013, 9:55 AM
Yes, because its far more realistic that A almost indestructible, limited intelligence HULK suddenly wears armor.
Ocelot - 7/15/2013, 9:55 AM
"Sounds good. Would definitely be better than another "Hulk being chased by the military" movie."

Took the words right out of my mouth. This or Planet Hulk would make for good Hulk movies.
DrDoom - 7/15/2013, 9:57 AM
Indestructible Hulk? Sounds good to me
thewonderer - 7/15/2013, 9:58 AM
While I appreciate them wanting to veer away from the "running away and hiding", I don't like the fact that it sounds like the green monster won't be the focus.

I like Banner but I want a Hulk film where he IS the Hulk for the majority of the film. Not just in some small scenes.

It would be CGI filled and expensive, but look at Transformers.

Marketing would sell itself. COME ON MARVEL, GIVE US THE HULK NOT BANNER

kevberg - 7/15/2013, 9:59 AM
@Levitikuz

No It doesn't--how does armor for the Hulk fit Banner? Futher more, the Hulk would be in such a angered state, he would need to change.
EdgyOutsider - 7/15/2013, 10:00 AM
@Levi: Never did I say he wasn't an interesting character. Hulk is one of my top ten to fifteen superheroes. He just has a shit rogues gallery. At least it's better than that Planet Hulk rumor. God, I don't think Marvel would be desperate enough to dig through their shit stories.
fettastic - 7/15/2013, 10:00 AM
I don't know....doesn't sound very interesting to me. Even in The Avengers, Banner doesn't want to be the Hulk. And he was pretty irritated by SHIELD trying to make advanced weapons. Doesn't really seem in-character to work for SIELD AS a weapon....in exchange for.....being allowed to invent the next automatic dog feeder?

Plus, there has yet to be a financially successful Hulk film. My theory is they are doing this Agents of SMASH thing as a float to see if that could be something that translates to film. By the time Cap2, Avengers 2 and the SHIELD TV show comes out, I think we're all going to be a bit weary of SHIELD.
kevberg - 7/15/2013, 10:00 AM
*wouldn't
GodzillaKart - 7/15/2013, 10:02 AM
Best idea I've heard so far. Much better than the WWH idea.
FirstAvenger - 7/15/2013, 10:04 AM
Great idea!
GodzillaKart - 7/15/2013, 10:04 AM
"but look at Transformers"

Exactly why a movie should focus on Banner....with some awesome hulk ass kicking, of course.
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