Comic book fans are going to have a “smashing” time watching the next “Thor” film because a certain green-skinned superhero is going to appear in the film.

That’s right. We’re talking about The Incredible Hulk.

Mark Ruffalo as Hulk
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The news was first reported by JoBlo.

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Sources have confirmed to Variety that Mark Ruffalo is in final negotiations to appear as Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk in Marvel‘s “Thor 3: Ragnarok”. Thor aka the God of Thunder will once again be portrayed by Chris Hemsworth.

Both actors were last seen in their respective roles for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron“.

Source: Inquirer
Source: Inquirer

It is currently unclear how the Hulk will fit into the storyline for “Thor 3: Ragnarok” as plot details remain scarce. However, it was reported that it will take place outsisde of Earth and Asgard.

This will mark the first time that Ruffalo is appearing as the Hulk in a non-“Avengers” film. His character was previously portrayed by Edward Norton in the 2008 standalone “Hulk” film.

Source: deviantart.com
Source: deviantart.com

Tom Hiddleston and Jamie Alexander will return to the franchise and reprise their respective roles as Loki and Lady Sif.

What We Do in the Shadows” director Taika Waititi was recently tapped to helm the project that was written by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle. Marvel Studios President Kevin Fiege is producing it.

“Thor: Ragnarok” will begin production in 2016 and is due to be released on 3rd November 2017. Ruffalo will be seen next in Open Road’s “Spotlight” and “Now You See Me 2“.

Source: Variety.

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