Having done his level best to steal the show in The Avengers , the Hulk may well be rewarded with his own standalone movie, although probably not until after The Avengers 2 has been released.
Kevin Feige has been talking to MTV about the future of the character, and he seems confident that the big green monster may yet get another standalone outing.
“Do I think Hulk can carry a movie and be as entertaining as he was in Avengers ?” questioned Feige. “I do believe that. I do believe he absolutely could. We certainly are not even going to attempt that until Avengers 2 , so there’s a lot of time to think about it.”
“I don’t think there’s a lot that we couldn’t do someday,” continues Feige, “as the cinematic universe continues to grow and expand and get as big as the comic book universe. Planet Hulk is a cool story. World War Hulk is a cool story.”
“I think there’s pitfalls of continuity-overload, and mythology getting so dense that it almost collapses in on itself [ with those cosmic projects ]. It happens every few decades or so in the comics. Apart from that, I’d say everything is on the table.”
All of which sounds rather exciting, although obviously this is a long way down the track. In the meantime, there’s The Avengers 2 to look forward to, which opens in the UK on 1 May 2015.