The first video promoting the upcoming Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. cartoon on the Disney channel has been released and it gives some insight into what the cartoon will be like. Apparently the cartoon will be done as if it was a reality show, with behind the scenes looks. At this point, I am not sure if I should just keep shaking my head or start crying. I really am holding out for the best but this is not really a good sign.
There has been speculation of who might not be coming back for the Avengers 2 movie. Given how expensive the movies are going to get and the fact that Bruce Banner has been played by three actors in three movies. Mark Ruffalo laid the worries to rest with a recent interview:
Moviefone: Are you back for “Avengers 2?” There’s been a lot of talk about the salary negotiations.
Mark Ruffalo: I assume so. I haven’t been let go yet.
Are you definitely signed on for it?
Oh, yeah. I’m signed for — oh my gosh — six movies altogether. Five now [after "The Avengers"].
So, all this speculation about recasting Thor and The Hulk is just that, speculation?
That I know of. I haven’t caught wind of any of that. I was surprised to hear it, because I don’t even think anyone’s really started negotiating yet.
So there’s no reason to panic?
No. [Laughs] Maybe people should panic, but I don’t see a reason to panic.
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, the new cartoon that replaced the Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, will be debuting May 26th on Disney. Entertainment Weekly is the first to show what the cartoon will look like. They have definitely changed the style from EMH. The style is okay but I kinda got used to the other style. My biggest concern is the storylines. I really enjoyed EMH show that is wrapped in actual comic book characters and storylines. This cartoon is going after the Avengers movie so I am worried that they are going to “Marvel movieize” the stories too much. They need to keep the characters and stories as much like comic books as possible.
Do you know who Benton Jew is? Neither did I until I saw a link to his blog site where he talked about working on various Incredible Hulk films, including one that was never made. He is an illustrator and storyboard artist that has worked on a number of films in Hollywood. In his blog, he talks about about a lot of them. He worked on a proposal by ILM in 1997 for a Hulk movie that would have been directed by Jonathan Hensleigh which would have had the Hulk going up against the Absorbing Man and some insect monsters. He showed some test scenes he did along with a picture of various emotions of the Hulk. He also posted work he did for Ang Lee’s movie (including a mock-up of the Hulk with Billy Crudup who was the original actor who was going to play Bruce Banner). He also showed some storyboards for the 2008 Incredible Hulk movie. How cool would it have been to work on not two but three Hulk movies, even if one was never made. It would have been interesting if the Hulk movie had been made in 1997 with the graphics at the level they were at that point. Heck, I would have been happy with a Hulk movie regardless. Here is the link to his blog from 2011: Hulk movies
Disney XD has announced premiere dates for its new animated series Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
The successor to the cable channel’s popular The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Avengers Assemble will receive a preview Sunday, May 26 at 11 a.m. ET/PT before making its official premiere in the same time slot Sunday, July 7. Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. will debut Sunday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. Both are part of Disney XD’s Marvel Universe programming block.
“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” reunites the most popular super hero team — Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow, along with newcomer Falcon, marking the first time in animation history this distinct team of heroes will join forces. Led by Iron Man, the heroes train and live together in their new headquarters in Avengers Tower. The planet’s most dangerous villains don’t stand a chance when the Avengers assemble – whether they are stopping Dr. Doom from conquering Asgard, Attuma driving the Atlantean Army into New York City or Dracula unleashing vampire hordes, the Avengers must work together to succeed.
In “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” Hulk has long fought alone to protect a world that sees him as a monster, but his friend Rick Jones has taken it upon himself to film the world-saving exploits of Big Green and his team to change that image. In this never before seen team up of Hulk, his cousin She-Hulk, A-Bomb, Red Hulk and Skaar, Marvel’s mightiest super heroes form an eccentric family living under one roof, working together to tackle threats that are too enormous for other heroes to handle. From trying to house break their giant red pet T-Rex to stopping Ego the Living Planet from crashing into the Earth, the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. must learn to balance Hulk-sized action with everyday family-sized problems.
Still not sure about the Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. I think it is going to be geared towards too young an age to really catch on. Glad there is a Hulk cartoon but wish it was a little less kid like. I looking forward to seeing what the Avengers Assemble cartoon is like. The EMH cartoon was incredible, I loved the way the showed the Hulk and his personality. Hopefully they keep that same incarnation of the Hulk.
There has been a lot of talk about a new Incredible Hulk movie with rumors swirling about a potential Planet Hulk movie. Of course the Planet Hulk rumor seems to be just that…a rumor. Mark Ruffalo, who played Bruce Banner in the awesome Avengers movie, tweeted a couple statements about a Hulk movie and if one is going to happen any time soon.
“A lot of folks have been asking about the Next Hulk. The next time you see my Hulk it will be in the Avengers2. No plans for stand alone.”
“I am not giving up on another stand alone HULK. But it’s not in the works right now. One never knows what the future will bring.”
So it looks like the earliest we are going to get a new stand alone Hulk movie is 2016. I can wait.
Joss Whedon, the Avengers director, has recently stated the following:
“Hulk is a tricky son of a *****. He’s the Claudio of superheroes. Because the problem is it’s a very popular character, but it’s not a superhero. Half of it’s a superhero, half of it’s a werewolf. And you can’t structure it like a superhero movie, you can’t light it like a superhero movie. How do you develop that? It would be extremely difficult. The one thing you would have in your favor would be Mark Ruffalo. But right now I don’t know if they have plans to do that or not, because he works so well as part of a greater whole, but by himself, it’s tough. I don’t envy the guys who went before.”
The new Sideshow Incredible Hulk statue from the Avengers movie is finally shipping and it looks great. The sculptor did an incredible job on getting a great likeness of the Hulk from the movie, a really spot on representation. And you can see by the pictures that this statue is big!!!!! The amazing pictures are thanks to Mamba from Statue Forum who posted his pics when his statue arrived. With statues, it can be hit or miss if the sculpt ends up looking like prototype or if the paint job comes out good, but it looks like this is a winner over all. If you are a fan of the Hulk or the Avengers movie, then you need to get this statue! Click on the link below to order the statue for yourself!
While I am starting to doubt that Bruce Banner or the Hulk will make an appearance in the new Iron Man 3 movie, the Hulkbuster armor is a definite in the movie as seen in the latest trailer. Watch the trailer below and pay close attention to the end. Looks like it is going to be a good movie. Still holding out hope that at least maybe Bruce Banner will show up.
There was a rumor going around a little bit ago that the Avengers 2 movie was going to end with the heroes sending off an uncontrollable Hulk off the planet and setting up a Planet Hulk movie for the next stand alone Hulk movie. Needless to say, I was pretty darn excited as I personally loved the Planet Hulk storyline. It was an incredible story with some amazing art that went with it. Well according to Ain’t It Cool news, it seems that it was just a rumor only, it just isn’t going to happen. The “problem” with a Planet Hulk movie would be that there really isn’t any Bruce Banner time in it, it is basically the Hulk all the time. Marvel would want to make the best use Mark Ruffalo since they have him tied to a number of films and a Planet Hulk movie would just not do that. This sucks as I was really looking forward to a Planet Hulk movie, it would have looked amazing on the big screen. Who knows, maybe for the fourth Hulk movie, they can do that. Maybe have Avengers 3 set that one up. Course we are talking 8 years from now probably. Wow, what a bummer.
Marvel Studios has always been really good at teasing fans with what is coming up in movies but also holding back surprises. There have been some leaked concept artwork for the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie and one of the concept armors is the Hulkbuster armor that Iron Man has used a number of times in the comic book. This artwork could just be early concepts or could just be one set of armor shown in the background of a scene. Could this be a hint that the Hulk will be in the movie? Remember at the end of Avengers, Bruce rode off with Tony in his car. You never know! It could be just for the extra scene at the end of the credits which would be fine with me. Marvel signed Mark Ruffalo to a multi picture deal so this would take care of one of those requirements.