Mark Ruffalo Teases Hulk/Thor Rematch Battle in Thor: Ragnarok

Mark Ruffalo says The Hulk and Thor are primed for a rematch in Thor: Ragnarok

The Helicarrier hanger battle between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) gave the first Avengers movie a lead-in to one of its best (literal) punchlines, and now the Daily Mail has Ruffalo teasing that the two of them are due for a rematch when they team up for the threequel Thor: Ragnarok!

“I don’t really know that much about it, but I think it’s going to be a buddy picture with Thor and Bruce Banner,” Ruffalo said. “I think they’ll probably fight. There’s no doubt, everyone wants us to fight at one point.”

In the God of Thunder’s third solo film, the story will reportedly center on a “distant planet” that is “not Asgard and not Earth.” It’s unclear what this planet might be in the context of the film, although the constant rumors (amid denials) of a “Planet Hulk” film are likely to feed into fan speculation. When we last saw Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron he was aboard a Quinjet attempting to isolate himself from the rest of the team, with the jet later discovered crashed in the ocean and Nick Fury speculating that Bruce Banner had probably “swam to Fiji,” although many speculate that The Hulk might have decided to take himself above the stratosphere into outer space.

Thor: Ragnarok will close out the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Asgardian trilogy. It features a screenplay by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) and Craig Kyle (producer on previous two Thor films), and will continue the cliffhanger ending of Thor: The Dark World wherein it was revealed that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has secretly taken the Asgardian throne in guise of his adoptive father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). The film will start pre-production in Queensland, Australia in January 2016 with filming to begin in June 2016. 

“Flight of the Conchords” and What We Do in the Shadows helmer Taika Waititi will direct Thor: Ragnarok, which Marvel Studios will release on November 3, 2017 in 3D/2D theaters and IMAX.

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