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During an interview with Collider's 'Frosty' Weintraub, 'The Avengers' Mark Ruffalo was asked about being offered a multi-picture deal to keep playing Dr. Banner and his big green alter ego. There have been numerous claims that Ruffalo's Hulk steals the show in Joss Whedon's highly-anticipated superhero team-up, which opens this week. Well it looks like there will be plenty more RuffaHulk in our future as the actor let slip during the interview that he initially signed a six-movie deal. With 'The Avengers' in the books, that leaves him five more cinematic Hulk outings by our count. You can check out the interview below, the telling moment is at 1:25.
So there you have it, straight from The Hulk's mouth. Without giving anything away, I have to say I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment that Ruffalo's Hulk is one of the best parts of Joss Whedon's film. I am thrilled to see that he will be taking on the role again, but I wonder if we need that many films featuring Marvel's premier rage monster. I mean, presumably they are planning at least one 'Avengers' sequel, if the early box office is any indication they will definitely be doing a sequel, so we can scratch another off the total number of films, but are we really going to get four Hulk solo films? Even if they worked into his deal the forgone conclusion of two 'Avengers' sequels, three solo Hulk movies still seems excessive, especially given they'd realistically have to do them within, say, ten years before Ruffalo becomes too old to play the part. That's my two cents, now tell me what you think.
Outside of 'Avengers' sequels, how many solo Hulk movies would you like to see? Which of his stories could they tell?