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Subj: I disagree..
Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 at 05:07:02 pm EDT (Viewed 154 times)
Reply Subj: ^^^ this
Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 at 04:30:04 pm EDT (Viewed 152 times)


      Considering Marvel Studios was able to work out a deal with Sony, it gives a sense of greater possibility. Universal does not seem to be actively pursuing a solo Hulk movie on their own. I think depending on the reaction by the movie goers to Hulk after the Thor Ragnorok film hits, that will be the determining factor.

The Sony deal is completely different from Universal. Marvel wanted to use Spidey so bad they let go of all the profit. They still had the merchandising rights to make up for it. Regardless, they needed to use Spidey, whereas they can already use the Hulk, just not solo.

Another difference is Sony needed a hit and Spidey is one of the franchises it had left. Universal has others to fall back on.


    I think that nails it. Universal & Disney haven't come to an arrangement yet because there hasn't been a proven market for a blockbuster new solo Hulk franchise. They all understand, I think, that the rendition of the Hulk they'd put to film so far, particularly prior to Avengers 1, was not resonating with viewers as much as they expected or hoped. I suspect the slow development of the character we've seen so far, which is intended to ramp up between Ragnarok and the two Infinity Saga movies, has been intentional to evolve and in fact merge the two sets of Hulk audiences (fans of the TV show & fans of the comic) through a series of movies --and if fan reaction is HIGH to the new version, it will prove the merits of risking another big-budget gamble on the Hulk's license alone.

The problem is, Marvel already sabotaged those chances by using the Planet Hulk storyline. After that, there's not a lot of storylines to mine (in the sense that would appeal to larger audiences, not just Hulk fans)

Either way, given how things have ramped up in CGI wise/intensity, they'd have to do something REALLY spectacular to make a Hulk solo film worth seeing. That's going to be tough to do when Universal gets half of anything made.


    I strongly believe it will happen.

I don't see it ever happening.



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