Marvel Studios never fails to surprise me with their balls. I never thought The Avengers could happen, that a bunch of standalone movies could crossover into a film, and yet they did it. I never thought we could get really cosmic villainy in a superhero movie, and yet Thanos is at bat for Marvel Phase Two. And I never thought a certain Hulk storyline would ever see movie screens, but if Latino Review's very reliable El Mayimbe is right, his future adventures will be planet-shaking.
According to El Mayimbe, as seen in the video above, Hulk will be sent into space at some point in The Avengers 2. He's deemed too much of a threat to keep on Earth, and so the Marvel superheroes bid him adieu. But just as happened in the comics, Hulk will end up going through a wormhole and will land on an alien planet. On that planet Hulk becomes a gladiator, rises through the ranks and eventually comes to be king. It's a big science fiction Conan-type story.
But there's more! El Mayimbe says that this Planet Hulk movie will lead into Avengers 3, which he claims will use the World War Hulk storyline - Hulk returns to Earth with his new alien allies and wages war on the heroes!
That's incredible. If it's true - and I believe that at the very least we'll be seeing Planet Hulk - it's another sign that Marvel Studios is willing to go big with their concepts and their stories. They're not playing this safe. I wonder if having the beans spilled this early will impact what happens in Avengers 3 (and there will be, without any doubt at all, an Avengers 3. After that...).
As a comic fan this sort of stuff makes me appreciate being around to see such huge stories, such crazy ideas, actually make their way to theaters. Enjoy it while it lasts.