One very interesting aspect (aside from all of the other very interesting aspects) of Thor: Ragnarok is that The Incredible Hulk is talking (quite well) which is something that we haven’t really seen before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some have wondered why that may be, and we now have an answer.
If you were one of the people who have been wondering, director Taika Waititi has an answer for you. In an interview with CBR, Waititi said:
“Yeah, that was really, just like with Chris, just wanting make it more interesting for Mark to play that character because in the films he just said one or two words and just destroyed everything, and that was the version of Hulk I think that everybody knows. But this version — the smarter version — it’s just become so much more interesting and engaging, because he’s been the Hulk for two years. He’s a hero on this planet and he’s had more time to just sit with himself and feel comfortable in his own skin.”
If you think that’s interesting, you might also be interested in knowing that Thor: Ragnarok actually starts a three-movie arc for Hulk:
“…Kevin [Feige] pulled me aside before this, and said, ‘If you were gonna do a… if we were going to do a standalone Hulk movie, what would it be?’ And I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this and this, and ends up like this.’ And he’s like, ‘I love that. Why don’t we do that in the next three movies, starting with Thor 3 and then we go into Avengers 3 and 4.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds great!’ And so we are at the beginning of this arc.”
Since we probably won’t be getting a solo movie for the character any time soon due to the complicated movie rights issues between Marvel and Universal, this is probably the closest thing we’ll get to a solo movie for the big green giant.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters everywhere Friday.
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