It’s been confirmed that the Hulk is definitely not appearing Captain America: Civil War, but sources close to Thor: Ragnarok revealed that the green superhero will make the long trek to Asgard next. When we last saw him in The Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Bruce Banner commandeered a jet and went into hiding after losing control as the Hulk. While details around the Norse-inspired comic book film are scarce, Mark Ruffalo did give a few clues as to what kind of Hulk we’ll meet in the movie.
"He's on the run. I think that we carry that through," he told Ain’t It Cool News. "It's not just a matter of taking himself to some remote place and hiding. Now he's removing himself from humanity altogether. I'm not sure where we're going to head with that, but I'm sure that's probably still very much alive within him."
After seeing his visceral reaction to the destruction he caused in the latest Avengers flick, it’s pretty obvious that the lines are blurring between the Banner and Hulk personas. Rather than shy away from that complicated relationship, Ruffalo says they’re going to play around with it and present a Hulk that we haven’t quite seen before.
He continued: "Yeah, I think it is. I think it's really exciting where we could go with it. Now I feel like we're kind of in No Man's Land. I mean, the comic books have kind of broached the subject, but we're moving away from the traditional Hulk/Banner relationship. We're starting to mess with it a little bit."
But is there a limit? According to Ruffalo, they haven’t quite figured that out yet. He added, "Now we're going to see how far we can push the limits of it before people get sick of it!"