Mark Ruffalo is only days away from his first full Phase 4 appearance as the Hulk in Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, following his cameo in the mid-credits scene from 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. But even with Ruffalo’s extended MCU tenure, he hasn’t yet had the opportunity to star in his own Hulk solo movie.
While nothing is confirmed yet, fans may have an exciting bit of news regarding the Hulk’s movie future, as Disney could regain the rights to the character from Universal as early as next year. This would mean that Mark Ruffalo could finally get the chance to portray Bruce Banner and the Hulk in his first solo MCU movie, and fans already know what story they want in it – World War Hulk.
Some of that storyline was used for the Hulk’s role on Sakaar in Thor: Ragnarok, although there is still plenty of unexplored material left for a green-centric outing should Marvel go that route. But would Mark Ruffalo want to take on that challenge after already having a decade of experience with Marvel Studios?
Mark Ruffalo Open to World War Hulk Movie
During the red carpet event for Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Hulk star Mark Ruffalo addressed the idea of starring in an MCU movie based on the World War Hulk story from Marvel Comics.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Ruffalo was asked whether he would be up for a solo Hulk movie, emphatically saying that he’s there for it when the time comes.
Mark Ruffalo clearly shows no signs of slowing down with his role in the MCU, having also commented on the prospects of Avengers: Secret Wars during this same interview. But while the odds of seeing a World War Hulk film made are higher now than they’ve been in more than a decade, it’s difficult to predict if it will actually go into development under Marvel Studios.