Dr. Bruce Banner aka The Hulk was first introduced in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. At the time, Edward Norton portrayed the role. However, since then the character has undergone a major metamorphosis. In 2012’s Avengers, Hulk was recast with Mark Ruffalo playing both Banner and Hulk. The character eventually become one of the founding superheroes of the Avengers. Now a new World War Hulk fan art has shown Mark Ruffalo ruling the MCU.
New World War Hulk Fan Art
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Just like major supporting Avengers characters Clint Barton/Hawkeye and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Hulk has also played a major role in the MCU. Ruffalo’s character has appeared in major films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
Although Mark Ruffalo has portrayed the character with utmost precision, Hulk has yet to receive a solo film. The main reason behind this delay is the legal battle between Marvel Studios and Universal Studios.
Universal Studios held the legal rights to make solo Hulk movies. However, it is reported that a solo Hulk movie might be in the works. The movie will be inspired by the World War Hulk storyline from the comics. And the production will begin in late 2022. But even before any confirmation, fans have started coming up with exciting fan art.
The latest fan art comes from digital artist Venomhology on Instagram. The image is quite impressive and can serve as the poster for the movie. The fan art shows the mighty Hulk sitting on the throne wearing his armor from the Sakaar in Thor: Ragnarok, ruling the entire MCU.
The Future of World War Hulk
World War Hulk is a sequel to Greg Pak’s comic Planet Hulk. The comic shows the titular character rule Sakaar after winning in gladiator-style combat. In fact, the storyline was loosely picked in Thor: Ragnarok. The movie sees Thor sent to the trash planet that was ruled by Grandmaster. The planet sees the Combat of Champions ruled by Hulk. However, Hulk and Thor escape Sakaar.
World War Hulk will be based on the events after Disney+ She-Hulk. The series is also rumored to feature Skaar. He is a comic character conceived by Hulk and Sakaaran, Caiera the Oldstrong. Although, Skaar came to earth to kill his father, Hulk and he developed a father-son relationship.
If She-Hulk does feature Skaar, the table for World War Hulk will be set. The movie will be loosely based on the comic storyline due to the quirky arc of Hulk in the MCU. Also, several fans have criticized the power-scaling issues with Hulk. In Avengers: Endgame, Professor Hulk is not the powerful and invincible green guy as he was in Avengers: Age of Ultron. But in the post-credits scene of Shang-Chi, we see Hulk return in his human form. So, She-Hulk can set him up in normal form. No matter what form of Banner returns, fans will be excited to see the solo film.