Here’s some potentially exciting news for comic book fans: Mark Ruffalo, the latest actor to portray the Hulk for Marvel, has recently stated that his turn with the character may last longer than the upcoming Avengers film planned for 2012. Ruffalo stated that after the initial Avengers film hits theaters, Marvel plans on continuing with the series, probably with an additional two Avenger stories. He also said that a new solo Hulk movie could be a possibility. As for Ruffalo’s take on the character, he had this to say, “The way I see it, Edward Norton has bequeathed this role to me. I reckon the part is my generation’s Hamlet, and there’s still some room for interpreting who The Hulk is.” While Hamlet isn’t the first thing that pops up in my mind when I think about The Hulk, I’m sure Ruffalo will bring his usual talent to the part.
While the idea of more Avengers films have has me interested, I’m less sold on another Hulk movie. We’ve already seen two and neither one wowed me, personally. Either the character isn’t that interesting to begin with, or he just hasn’t been utilized to his full potential. What do you think of a new stand-alone Hulk film? Does Marvel seem to be aiming for quantity over quality at this point?