The Avengers has yet to open in the U.S. but there's already a lot of buzz based on the overseas box office. The majority of the comments you'll see are extremely positive. One question many may have (and I'm keeping my mouth shut until my review is posted later this week) is where does Hulk stand with the team?
We've seen two recent releases for the Hulk, with Eric Bana and Ed Norton. In The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo is taking his turn at the character. With all the positive feedback so far, it now appears that Hulk may get a shot at a third solo movie.
Well, no. This was the other shot. Right? I mean, this was the third appearance of Hulk and everything that we had and were going for, we put in to Hulk’s appearance in “Avengers.” So, I love that people are saying that and are feeling that way about Hulk, but mission accomplished at this point. And the way we go forward, we’ll see. But it was a long road to get to this point. … But we’ll be very careful about it and deliberate — as we were in how we wanted to bring him back in “Avengers.”== TEASER ==
Today in Forbes it seems we may have a different story. Paul Gitter, President of Consumer Products for Marvel said the following:
His sales are up in a major way. We repositioned him from where he was always misunderstood to now depicting him in a more heroic and aspirational manner.
Both comic readers and non-comic readers know who the Hulk is. With the positive comments on Hulk's performance in The Avengers, it's likely that audiences do want more Hulk.
There's been talk of a Hulk TV show on ABC in development. That could cause throw a wrench into the works as audiences might not be willing to take two different versions of Hulk at the same time. Then again, we do have an animated Avengers shows currently airing with a slightly different take on the team.
So the big question is, do people want another Hulk movie? Your answer may change after watching The Avengers. (And if you have watched it, don't bring up any spoilers!!)