In the battle for movie theater supremacy between the Marvel and DC universes it’s a safe bet to sat that Marvel has been winning, while the Dark Knight trilogy was a big success it was also surrounded by the likes of Green Lantern and Superman Returns while Marvel has Spider-Man, X-Men, the Avengers, and soon the Guardians of the Galaxy which have all been successful. (comicvine) The Avengers was a massive success following each of the primary characters getting their shot with a film, well all of the primary characters except for one. (wikipedia) Marvel was always my favorite comic company, so it’s only natural I would have some bias toward their films over DC, but it’s pretty much accepted across the internet that Marvel is better at making movies, just look at Days of Future Past and The Winter Soldier this year each being called “greatest comic book movie” of all time. (darkhorizons) With all of the Marvel films that have been released and turned out to be successes, Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor have been great but if you look at things with The Avengers you’ll probably notice that there’s a certain character not included in this list, and for good reason in some minds. (imdb)
The Incredible Hulk has always been a popular character but in recent times it’s seemed as if Marvel hasn’t had a clue how they could make a solid Hulk movie, while I actually enjoyed the Edward Norton film version, it turned out to almost feel like a one off film. (wikipedia) It now appears as if Marvel is getting ready to try launching a Hulk standalone film in the near future, while it’s not impossible to make a good Hulk film, it could prove to be quite the undertaking. (rottentomatoes) Mark Ruffalo is a great actor and he’s done a superb job of playing Bruce Banner so far, but playing the role as a secondary character versus having to carry an entire film in a role that’s flopped multiple times in the past. (indiewire) Honestly, I would love to see the movie once it’s completed and offered to the public, I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that the character just won’t be able to handle all of the extra attention generated by Marvel giving The Hulk one more shot in theaters. (screenrant) Stranger things have happened, but that shouldn’t be your thought process when throwing out millions of dollars on a rebirth of a movie franchise, then again what do I know I’m just a consumer, right?