Now with the Fox acquisition sealed, Disney will be looking at what they can do with all the rights they just acquired. Some of which includes characters that Disney/Marvel can now add to the profitable MCU.
Marvel having already announced a host of series and movies through 2022 for the MCU has left out one notable character, Hulk. However, the actor that portrayed the green giant, Mark Ruffalo, gave fans quite a treat when he mentioned, “Hulk vs Wolverine”.
In an interview with Men’s Health, the 52-year-old gave his thoughts on where the direction is going for his character after “Avengers: Endgame”. “Kevin Feige just asked me last week if I had any more ideas or stories for the Hulk,” he said in a panel over at Tokyo Comic Con.
He later added, “And I said yeah, I think there’s still some stories to tell. And he said, ‘Well why don’t you come in and tell me about them and we’ll see if we can find a place for you in the Marvel universe?'”
He would later let the audiences know his answer for that question, “Hulk vs. Wolverine,” he said. “I’d like to see that. Hulk vs. Wolverine.”
Honestly, we agree with Ruffalo’s answer but we do recognise the complication it might bring. First off, a new actor would be needed to step into the shoes left vacant by Hugh Jackson, who at this point is still the de facto Wolverine in the eyes of fans despite him retiring the role.
Secondly, the rights of the Hulk character in movies is actually shared by both Disney and Universal, so it will be interesting to see how the Universal side of things would feel about a “Hulk vs Wolverine” film.
However, we believed if Disney/Marvel really want it, they would have the assets and talents to make the movie happens. And wouldn’t that be a movie we’ll be throwing money at to see.