Marvel: Who Controls The Hulk?
Rumors are fun. Especially when a writer clearly calls simple speculation a “rumor”. However, when the math makes sense it doesn’t take “Smart Hulk ” to put two-and-two together. But we’re pleased that Jeremy Conrad is doing the arithmetic for us; especially when the rumor is about Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
I’m only putting this out there as a rumor, not as fact, but I’ve heard from someone very reliable that Marvel has gained full control of Hulk (and Namor) so those pesky distribution hurdles no longer exist. It’s very doubtful they’d ever do a solo Namor movie (due to the success of Aquaman) but they’ll use him as both a villain and potential future Avenger.
This could explain why Kevin Feige invited Mark Ruffalo to pitch ideas for The Hulk. If they could now make and distribute a solo Hulk film on their own, without worrying about Universal, then it’d make a lot of sense to see if there were any ideas out there for such a thing.
Feige did also say that the “chess pieces” were very intentionally left the way they were following the events of Avengers: Endgame, which means there is a future for the big green guy in the MCU. And if this rumor turns out to be true, he could potentially get another solo movie someday.
This could explain why Namor has been pushed in so many mobile games recently. It also gives more weight to theories that Namor could show up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Strange, Hulk and Namor have a long history together as all three were founding members of the original Defenders team.
Hey, all of this sounds great. Let’s hope that we continue to see these well-thought-out rumors come to fruition, soon.