Thor: Ragnarok is going to be the last film in the independent Thor franchise and given the Norse implication of the title, there is a general idea that it might lead to the demise of Thor or loss of his power. The term Ragnarok in Norse mythology means the end of the world and hence it is likely that there will be a general air of interest surrounding the movie.
It was once informed that Thor: Ragnarok will see The Hulk as well, but then the movie is still not in production and there are likely to be changes by the time it hits the theatre.
When Taika Waititi, the director of the film, was asked whether The Hulk is indeed a part of the film, he agreed to it and said that the plot line involving him is very interesting and the arc will carry forward in the upcoming Avengers 3 and 4.
There isn’t any talk of a solo Hulk film and fans of the green monster have to be happy with what they get. Mark Ruffalo informed Games Radar that he is very keen on working on a solo Hulk movie, but that isn’t under his control. He has to go ahead with the plans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Since Marvel has no plan for a solo Hulk movie, they are doing their best to make sure that the Hulk gets an interesting story arc in the other Marvel films. Ruffalo added that Marvel has created an interesting arc for Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok to be continued in Avengers 3 and 4. The last movie will make the fans of the green monster feel like that they have watched a standalone movie of the character.
This point made by Mark Ruffalo is an interesting one and it raises a lot of exciting aspects. The fans have indeed been seeing part of Hulk’s story unfold in each film and maybe this will lead to a bigger picture that will become clear once the last of the movies is viewed.
Fans of the Marvel Universe are of the general opinion that even if Marvel did have the rights to the character, they wouldn’t have had a scope to make a standalone film with the character. Of course the fans would have loved to have World War Hulk adapted into a film, but then it is for Marvel to decide if that would have worked or not.
Mark Ruffalo has said that he is deeply involved in the writing of the script and has been doing script meetings. The general idea is taking shape and he is very excited about the final product.
Ruffalo went ahead to praise Taika Waititi and said that with the unexpected inception of Waititi into the project, Marvel has opened the door to a lot of unexpected and interesting things.
It was never imagined that Taika Waititi would be asked to direct Thor: Ragnarok, in the same fashion, it wasn’t felt that the Russo Brothers would do a good job with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but then they did a brilliant job with it.
The Marvel Studio knows that they are doing and given the brilliant track record that they have, it is no doubt that Marvel will again hit the bull’s eye with Thor: Ragnarok.