According to Comic Book Movie on Tuesday, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige today put to rest solo films for the Hulk and Black Widow. He did though, however, mention the Hulk character would be in many of the movies announced for Marvel phase 3. Feige was present during his announcement of the third phase as he announced one-by-one the movies until the final two-part “Avengers: Infinity War.”
There had been high hopes as fans was wondering if Hulk, as played by Mark Ruffalo, would have his own solo film. Speculation had been going around about a “World War Hulk” type film where he ejected from Earth to live in exile among aliens and then comes back to Earth for revenge. Looks like this won’t be the case, even though the green character took the show in the “Avengers” movie.
In correspondence to the Hulk, the Black Widow also made an impression in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” So, people were even hopeful she would have own film. Even “Game of Thrones” director Neil Marshal, mentioned he wanted to partake in a “Black Widow” solo movie if ever given the opportunity.
When Feige spoke of the Hulk in comparison to others who have had even had their own solo sequel films, he seemed to emphasize that “Ultron will make up for it” in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
“[Hulk] is going to appear in many of the movies announced today. Part of the fun of Avengers: Age of Ultron was saying, ‘you’ve seen another Iron Man adventure, you see another Thor adventure and another Cap adventure, but we haven’t seen the Green Goliath again. So that was important in the characters you haven’t seen – Hulk being one of them and Hawkeye being one of them – Ultron will make up for it.”
Also, when touching on Black Widow, as played by “Lucy” actress Scarlett Johansson, Feige had mentioned she’d indeed an ultimate role in Avengers and speaks of her character being highly developed as they focus in on her. As the phases move through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Feige explains:
“The plans we have for her through the rest of the Avengers saga are very big and she is a linchpin. So instead of taking her out there or doing a prequel which we haven’t done yet, we’re continuing the forward momentum of the continuity of the Cinematic Universe, of which Widow is a key part.”
That being said, and with great news as both the Hulk and Black Widow are being developed in the ensemble of heroic characters, fans should keep their eyes peeled for “Avengers: Infinity War Part I” which is scheduled to be released come May 4, 2018 and “Avengers: Infinity War Part II” which is slated for May 3, 2019.