Marvel had a special on tv called Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe where they went through the progression of Marvel movies from Iron Man up to current. Since they have just started filming the Avengers movie sequel, they couldn’t show or say much but they did show some concept art which showed Hulkbuster Iron Man fighting the Hulk. How awesome is that going to be!!!!
This could just be part of the plan to have the Avengers turn against the Hulk if he gets too savage and they have to send him out into space ala Planet Hulk. Heck, they could even have Rocket Raccoon meet up with the Hulk in a Planet Hulk movie. Things are looking better and better for an actual Planet Hulk movie.
In the comic book, Glenn Talbot was a member of the army working with General Ross and he was always chasing after the Hulk. In fact, he actually married Betty Ross at one point which of course did not make Bruce too happy. Marvel announced today that Glenn Talbot will be appearing in a future episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D tv show. Marvel is doing a better job on the S.H.I.E.L.D. with incorporating Marvel characters and making the potential for cross over between movies and tv shows all the more easier. Great news! Here is the announcement:
Marvel Entertainment have just announced that former “Heroes” star Adrian Pasdar will be joining the cast of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for an upcoming episode of the TV series. Pasdar will play the role of Glenn Talbot in the series, a character that has long been a pain in the Hulk’s side in the comics, but he’ll be trading his green enemy for Agent Coulson and his team in the upcoming episode. Pasdar will debut as Talbot in an episode set to air this April. Check back here for more details on the episode as we learn them.
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Glenn Talbot first appeared in Tales to Astonish #61 and went on to hunt down the Hulk in over 140 other issues of the popular series. He was previously played by Josh Lucas in the 2003 film Hulk.
While there was a pilot movie on November 4, 1977 and a sequel movie on November 28, 1977, the actual Incredible Hulk tv show premiered on March 10, 1978. Of course my birthday just happens to be March 10 also. Just coincidence? Of course not, it was all fate! I should mention that I was reading the Incredible Hulk comic book about 2 years or so before the tv show came out. I have always been a Hulk fan and always will be!!!
Okay, this is not directly Hulk related but the movie does include Rocket Raccoon who had an early appearance in a Hulk comic book. This movie just looks like it is going to be all kinds of awesome and everyone should go see it….twice.
Over at Superheromoviesnews.com, they got a report from the Johannesburg set of the filming of the Avengers 2 Age of Ultron movie sequel. And it seems that the first ten minutes of the movie may focus on the Hulk:
According to their source named Irfaan Ebrahim Hulk is the main focas of the first 10 minutes of the film:
“I could see some sort of action scene where Hulk was battling someone but not too sure who was it. I could make it out clearly because they use a huge green head whenever they’re filming Hulk scenes. …They used a guy dressed normally but had on a backpack with 2 iron poles holding up hulk’s chest upwards and then he was doing whatever he had to do… scaring the people. By the looks of it, Hulk will probably play a major role in the Johannesburg shoot.”
He also goes onto say that many extras flee from the hulk, cars are smashed …while all of this takes place in the opening action sequence of the film.
Well, at least Marvel knows to lead with their strength, namely have the Hulk start of the movie.
The first Lego set for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie was sneaked and it included the following description:
“The Milano Spaceship Rescue” set, with 665 pieces priced at $74.99. In addition to the brick version of the Guardians’ starship Milano from the movie, the pack includes mini-figs of three heroes — Star-Lord (played by Chris Pratt in the film),Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) — as well as an alien Sakaaran Soldier and the villain Ronan the Accuser(Lee Pace).
Did you notice anything there? Yes, the mention of an alien Sakaaran soldier. Hundreds of alien species that Marvel has introduced in over 50 years and here they go using a Sakaaran soldier in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Just a coincidence? Marvel has to be planting little hints about a Planet Hulk movie, why else would they keep putting aliens from the Hulk storyline in a movie and try to put them in a movie, like in the second Thor. Planet Hulk the movie, oh yes it will be happening.
I posted the other day where there was unused concept art from Josh Nizzi for the recent Thor movie that featured some aliens from the Planet Hulk storyline. Now comes news from some extras who are in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Bless Klepcharek (via Total Talent UK) stated that she plays a Sakaraan Pilot in the movie. Sakaar is of course the planet that the Hulk landed on in the Planet Hulk storyline. They are known for their pink skin. With literally thousands of alien species in the Marvel universe, why would they bring in a species from the Planet Hulk storyline? I am feeling more and more better about Marvel planning a Planet Hulk storyline in Phase 3. I know Marvel has said no before but that could easily be a way to misdirect. Go Planet Hulk movie!
Abomination, a villain from Red Hulk’s past, plans to take out the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. one-by-one so he can exact the ultimate revenge and frame the team for destroying Vista Verde.
A few weeks ago, Josh Nizzi released images he had put together for the Thor: The Dark World movie. Josh is a graphics artist who has worked on a lot of Marvel movies (check out his website at www.joshnizzi.com). When Josh released images of some alien species that were not used in the beginning of the Thor movie, it caused a bit of a stir when there were two Planet Hulk related characters shown. The first and most important being Oldstrong Marauder/Oldstrong Misfit. The image looks exactly like Caiera the Oldstrong, the Hulk’s wife from the Planet Hulk storyline. The other image is called Kaifi Marauder which seems to be based off of Elloe Kaifi, one of the Hulk’s Warbounds.
I spoke with Josh about the two alien species and where the idea came to use them. He said that Marvel provided him with information and images on specific alien species that they wanted him to design for the intro scene and Oldstrong was one they said they definitely wanted. They didn’t end up using these particular designs but the fact that Marvel wanted Josh to design an Oldstrong makes me think that they were at least thinking about the potential of a future Planet Hulk movie. Marvel is good at putting little things here and there in movies so maybe there is still hope for a Planet Hulk in the future.
Movie website Latino Review writer El Mayimbe tweeted the other day: “AVENGERS 2 tidbit: BRUCE BANNER/THE HULK is actively dating.” Latio Review has been known to have access to some Hollywood people and is usually pretty good on their rumors. So it looks like Bruce Banner may be dating someone in the upcoming Avengers Age of Ultron movie. Not sure how that will play out but it should be interesting. Just drives more screen time for Bruce Banner and the Hulk and that is never a bad thing.