I feel that ever since Mark Ruffalo joined the Avengers Initiative to fill the shoes abdicated by Edward Norton, his career has undoubtedly been on the upswing. Recently, Ruffalo has been nominated for two Oscars and has been downright enjoyable in the role of Bruce Banner as well as his alter-ego, the Hulk. Fans, including myself, were hoping for Ruffalo to have his own installment as the Hulk in his own solo feature, but sadly the braintrust at Marvel had other ideas for the gamma-green and not-so-jolly giant. So far, Ruffalo has appeared in three features, Iron Man 3, The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, as Hulk and is reportedly in talks to join Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok.
The last time we saw ol’ Bruce Banner/Hulk, he was flying off into the sunset in a Quinjet, which supposedly crashed in the ocean somewhere with no sign of the man or beast to be seen. This left a big question mark as to when or where the Hulk would reappear in the MCU prior to the obvious inclusion in THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR films. Well, wonder no more, my friends.-JoBlo
The first Thor movie was practically unimpressive, but I felt that Thor: The Dark World took significant steps forward to give Chris Hemsworth’s character his own respectable superhero status. I have high hopes for Thor: Ragnarok to give the god of thunder a higher elevated status under Taika Waititi’s direction, Christopher Yost’s screenplay and word that Tom Hiddleston and Jamie Alexander returning to reprise their roles as Loki and Lady Sif. I think this is a rather sensible move considering Hemsworth and Ruffalo won’t be taking sides in Captain America: Civil War, so Hulk and Thor off doing their own thing is a wise call. Thor: Ragnarok is set for release on November 3, 2017.