According to Mark Ruffalo, a Hulk Movie "Will Never Happen"

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Any Marvel fans holding their breath for a Bruce Banner solo flick starring Mark Ruffalo can finally (and sadly) exhale.

Ruffalo was on hand at D23 Expo along with a majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe cast to promote Avengers: Infinity War ahead of the debut of the first teaser trailer.

Would you be interested in a Ruffalo-led Hulk movie?

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That could include different - I could show up in another character's movie; I could do "Avengers" 3 and 4; I could do a "Hulk" standalone; I could do a combination of those things.

"When asked why, he adds, ". for some reason they don't know how to play well with Marvel", and ". because they don't want to make money", referring to Universal, who holds the rights to a Hulk standalone film. Following the release of the newest clip, Ruffalo and his co-stars received deafening applause from the crowd. That film was directed by Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, and Jeff Goldblum. Fortunately, we'll be seeing Ruffalo in the role not only in Thor: Ragnarok, but next year's Avengers: Infinity War and 2019's untitled Avengers sequel, as well. The reason the film can not happen anytime soon is because Universal still has a claim on Hulk's film rights. Ruffalo is the third actor to step into Bruce Banner's shredded pants in recent years, following disappointing Hulk outings released in 2003 and 2008 starring Eric Bana and Edward Norton, respectively.

According to the publication, Universal has had all the rights to the "Hulk" franchise since 2003.

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