1. Here’s the breakdown:
According to Latino Review, Hulk is locked in as part of Marvel’s Phase III. Supposedly the events of “Avengers 2” will lead to a post-credit scene where the Illuminati send Banner into space against his will for being a danger to society.
If you haven’t heard of Latino Review, you’re not alone. But the folks behind this superhero website have some serious chops when it comes to accurate movie spoilers, parceling out exclusive information on Marvel’s Phase III plans.
After the Guardians of the Galaxy leak proved true, Marvel sicced their legal department on Latino Review to no avail. Undeterred by Marvel requesting the identity of their mole after another major lead over Iron Man 3 Latino Review is back. This time, they’ve got the possible scoop on the future of the Incredible Hulk and Mark Ruffalo. After all, the actor has signed on to play Hulk six more times.
Based on past rosters, if this information is true it could lead to serious fan angst since Tony Stark is both Banner’s new BFF and a founding member of the Illuminati. Other members include Mr. Fantastic, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Namor, and Professor Charles Xavier. We already know Marvel has Strange on deck for his own film but unless they can wrest the movie rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four from Fox’s cold, dead hands, don’t count on seeing Ioan Gruffudd or Patrick Stewart.
5. What does that mean?
Extrapolating from this ending to “Avengers II”, Latino Review sees Marvel setting up Hulk’s return to headlining a film. Shot into space, Hulk crashes on the planet of Sakaar, starting up the Planet Hulk arc.
This would see Ruffalo go from gladiator slave to king of the world, which would be a way for Marvel to break away from Hulk’s oft-repeated story line of “Hulk smashes things. Hulk runs from the government. Hulk self-loathes. Hulk saves the day.”
Going even a step further, Latino Review believes Avengers III will have its roots in World War Hulk. After becoming the king of Sakaar, audiences would see Hulk return to Earth with an army to seek vengeance on those who exiled him.
Marvel didn’t respond to a request to comment.