In a recent interview with Variety after Disney’s D23 Expo, Mark Ruffalo dropped one more bomb on fans. But this bomb seemed to shatter all hopes and dreams of a new solo Hulk movie. Ruffalo in the past has not held back his feeling on the issue. Stating that Universal Pictures and Marvel has famously not getting along is the main reason for the lack of a solo film for the green anti-hero.
“I think they’ve been working on it,” Ruffalo said of the two studios. “Marvel and Universal famously don’t get along very well, and so that’s working against us, definitely. But I know for a fact that everyone is holding out hope that one day we can do it. But the nature of the relationship right now, it’s a little prohibitive. And I hope that that changes, that changes with regimes, it changes over the course of time. But right now it doesn’t look particularly promising.”
In his recent interview Ruffalo made sure that people understood:
“I wanna make just one thing perfectly clear today, a standalone Hulk movie will never happen.”
The reporter asks why the hulk actor thinks this will never happen, to which he replied:
“…. for some reason they don’t know how to play well with Marvel,” and “… because they don’t want to make money,” referring to Universal, who holds the rights to a Hulk standalone film.