Tom Brevoort and Mark Paniccia Discuss Avengers NOW Hulk Status Change

In a new interview with USA Today, Tom Brevoort and Senior Editor Mark Paniccia discussed what is going to be happening to the Hulk as part of the Avengers NOW changes that are coming up.

According to USA Today, Tony Stark’s use of the Extremis bio-technology to save Bruce Banner after a gunshot to his head gives the Hulk a super-intelligent brain, though causing “side effects.”

In August’s Hulk #5 by Gerry Duggan and Mark Bagley, the Hulk ponders his new situation and has an epiphany – he needs to apply his super-intelligence to rid the world of gamma energy, including gamma-enhanced beings like himself, which of course will put him at odds with other gamma-irradiated characters like the Red Hulk and She-Hulk.

“Some of these people are addicted to the power. They’ve been enhanced long enough that they’re used to it and don’t want to give it up,” Paniccia said. “Hulk fans love seeing big smash-ups and superhuman fights, so we’re going to have some pretty epic battles.”

Avengers 2 Advance Photos Featuring Bruce Banner and Hulk….kinda

This weeks issue of Entertainment Weekly has an article on the upcoming Avengers 2 movie along with some first pictures of the cast in the movie. One image shows Bruce Banner and Tony Stark in a lab. In a previous interview, Mark Ruffalo said that there would be more screen time for Bruce and Stark. The second image is of all the Avengers uniforms hanging up. If you look closely, it looks like a pair of purple pants for the Hulk.

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Marvel Incredible Hulk October 2014 Comic Book Solicitations

HULK #7
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • MARK BAGLEY (A)
Cover by GARY FRANK
DEADPOOL 75TH VARIANT COVER BY TBA
HASBRO VARAINT COVER BY TBA
STOMP OUT BULLYING VARIANT COVER BY TBA
DOC GREEN GETS HIS SITES ON MORE GAMMA TARGETS
• DOC GREEN versus SKAAR versus…hmm. We don’t want to spoil it
• But were you worried Doc Green forgot about the GAMMA CORPS?
• Plus, an appearance by a very unexpected green-skinned member of the of the HULK family.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

SAVAGE HULK #5
CORINNA BECHKO & GABRIEL HARDMAN(W)
GABRIEL HARDMAN (A/C)
“CROSSROAD OF DESTRUCTION” AS FAN FAVORITE ARTIST GABRIEL HARDMAN FOLLOWS LEGENDARY ALAN DAVIS!
• What is HULK without his humanity?
• Free of BANNER, has Hulk destroyed an entire civilization?
• Even guest star DOCTOR STRANGE can’t stop him!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

SHE-HULK #9
CHARLES SOULE (W)
JAVIER PULIDO (A)
Cover by KEVIN WADA
DEADPOOL 75TH VARIANT COVER BY TBA
THE GOOD OLD DAYS, PART 2
• It’s Jennifer Walters versus Matt Murdock in the trial of the century!
• Someone from Cap’s past has come back to haunt them all…and She-Hulk might be his only hope.
• Guest starring Steve Rogers and Daredevil
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

THUNDERBOLTS #32
BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER (W)
KIM JACINTO (A)
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
• The Punisher vs. the Thunderbolts – FINAL CHAPTER
• Will the Thunderbolts prove to be the complete failure Punisher believes them to be?
• This final issue of the series will reveal all.
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$2.99

Mark Ruffalo Promises More Bruce Banner and Tony Stark Screen Time in Avengers 2 Movie

While talking to Total Film, Mark Ruffalo spoke a little about the upcoming Avengers 2 movie and about more screen time between “science bro’s” Bruce Banner and Tony Stark:

“There’s more stuff with Banner and Tony Stark,” Ruffalo said with a grin. “More Science Bros stuff.”

The “Science Bros stuff” was easily one of the highlights of the first Avengers film, so much so that Ruffalo’s sleepy Banner was right at the heart of the Iron Man 3 narrative and post-credits stinger. It’s not a surprise to hear that Banner and Stark will have even more to do together this time around, but it’s certainly a welcome tease at the very least.

Beyond Banner and Stark, Ruffalo said that Age of Ultron expands what we know and love about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, while bringing an amazing new nemesis into the fold as well.

“It’s pretty sweeping. It’s pretty epic,” he said. “It’s, oddly enough, a much bigger movie than Avengers 1 was. It’s a little big darker. We get a lot deeper into the characters now since we established them in the first one and can cover a lot more ground. Ultron’s incredible.”

Win a Trip to the Set of Avengers 2 with Mark Ruffalo by Making a Donation

Mark Ruffalo is very active in trying to make sure our environment is safe. He spends a lot of his own time and voice to help with any potential concerns. Now you can help Mark out with one of his causes and also get in the running to win a free trip to the set of Avengers 2 in London and spend time with Mark and the other actors. Just donate to Water Defense and get entered into the contest. Donate here

This Treasure Island Sports SDCC Exclusive Kotobukiya Grey Incredible Hulk Statue

The Incredible Hulk SDCC exclusives keep on popping up! The online store This Treasure Island Sports will have an exclusive grey version of the recently released Kotobukiya ArtFX limited to 2000 pieces for sale at the upcoming SDCC convention. The price will be $74.99. You can also pre-order it at their site: Grey Hulk

Marvel Select Savage Hulk Action Figure

Marvel Select makes huge, heavy action figures and this Savage Hulk action figure follows that pattern. The thing is very heavy, it is obviously not hollow for the most part. This Hulk appears to be patterned off of the first appearance of the Hulk and for the most part the sculpt is good. The body sculpt looks good although the shirt ripping is to symmetrical. The one aspect that I am not a fan of is the face. It’s not that the sculpt isn’t good, it just doesn’t fit the figure. It doesn’t look Hulk enough, just not enough like the early appearance of the Hulk. Still, for the Hulk fanatics, this is a good figure to pick up. It will be apparently be available in the Disney store.

King Hulk Premium Format Statue by Sideshow Collectibles

Hot off the heals of the soon to be released Gladiator Hulk (aka Planet Hulk), comes the King Hulk statue for when he returned to Earth and kicked all the heroes butts easily. The statue is the exact same as the Gladiator Hulk except a different head and arm sculpt. See the pics and specs below. Click on the banner below to order one now!

King Hulk Marvel Premium Format(TM) Figure

Following the release of Gladiator Hulk, Sideshow Collectibles presents the second installment from Marvel Comics’ celebrated World War Hulk series, the King Hulk Premium Format™ Figure.

Betrayed by those he once called allies, and exiled to the savage alien world of Sakaar, the fearsome Hulk smashed, bled, and conquered his way from slave to gladiator, and then to king. Crowned with a gleaming diadem, the mighty victor finally found peace in his kingdom, until a tragic turn of events brought Hulk’s world crashing down once again and set him on a new path of destruction.

Fueled by rage, and stronger than ever before, the volatile King Hulk is out for blood, girded for war in his gladiator attire and spiked armored gauntlet. Wielding a massive broadsword and deadly battle axe, the unstoppable World Breaker returns to seek vengeance and tear the Earth to shreds. Towering almost 30″ tall over the cracked and broken streets of New York City, he is the Green Scar, the Eye of Anger, the Hulk… and he has come home.

Product Details

License
Marvel
Scale
Premium Format™ Figure
Manufacturer
Sideshow Collectibles

Product Size
28″ H (711.2mm) x 19″ W (482.6mm) x 14″ L (355.6mm)*
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Product Weight
25.00 lbs (11.34 kg)*
Dimensional Weight
TBD
Int’l Dim. Weight
TBD

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Product Sku
3002212
UPC
747720222335

Artists:

Ariel Olivetti (Design)
Zane Yarbrough (Design)
Martin Canale and The Gore Group (Sculpt)
Avniash Hedge (Sculpt)
Martin Demonte (Sculpt)
Matt Beutler (Sculpt)
Michael Norman (Sculpt)
Mike Najera (Paint)
Brayton Carpenter (Costume Fabrication)
The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team

Mark Ruffalo Thinks Next Hulk Solo Movie Should Not Be Planet Hulk

Mark Ruffalo was being interviewed by MTV about current projects and future projects and had this to say about a Hulk solo movie:

“I don’t think that’s where they’re going to go… “Planet Hulk” is: they actually launch Bruce Banner into space to try and get rid of him and the Hulk. And he ends up freaking out, smashing up the spaceship, and it goes off course and it ends up on this planet of gladiator creatures, like pre-Christian, Romanesque.

“I don’t think that’s the way to go yet. I think you need more Banner. The whole thing is just him as Hulk, on a planet, fighting other gladiators. He falls in love, he has a baby, he finds a woman… and then The Avengers nuke the planet.”

While Mark did bring a new Bruce Banner to the Avengers movie, I am going to disagree with his statement. I already know and accept the fact that they will need to make some changes to make a Planet Hulk movie. There is no way they could make it like the comic, there have to be some alterations to the story. Well one of the changes could be that Bruce would have more screen time. In the comic, you really only saw him in the Hulk Annual for the storyline but there would be ways to give Bruce more screentime. I feel that the brought concepts and imagery of the Planet Hulk storyline would bring in a bigger crowd than just another Hulk movie with just more Bruce in it.

My TeeFury Dr. Who / Where the Wild Things Are T-shirt Is Going to be Up

I worked on another design with great artist Jeffro that is going to be up on Teefury on June 30th. It is a mash-up between Dr. Who and Where the Wild Things Are and the design is called Who the Wild Things are (11) since this design features the 11th Doctor and some of his classic villains. We actually have another design featuring the 4th Doctor but it hasn’t been accepted yet. Tell Teefury you want to see it. Take a look and make sure to buy a shirt tomorrow!
Who the Wild Things Are (11)