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[RUMOR DEBUNKED] Director James Gunn Calls “100% Bull—” on Planet Hulk Rumors

I see that he feels very strongly about this.

I’m gonna back away now.


Let’s be real, ever since The Hulk reappeared in The Incredible Hulk, over six years ago, people have been wondering when he is going to get another movie. On top of that, when speculating what such a movie would be about, most people have pointed to one thing and one thing only:

Planet Hulk.

And, you know, despite everyone and their mom at Marvel—Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige, even Mark Ruffalo—denying that a Planet Hulk movie would be happening, the rumors have still persisted. In fact, the rumors got so persistent that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was pulled into the mix. Fans had begun to speculate that Planet Hulk would be the plot of the aforementioned film and would be one of the reasons that the Guardians made their way to Earth (just in time for The Avengers 3).


Anyways, a lot of people have had it with the rumors, including Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. The director recently called “100% bullsh*t” on the Planet Hulk rumors. Here’s what he had to say:

“It is absolute, 100% bullshit. There’s not going to be a ‘Planet Hulk’ movie, there was never going to be a ‘Planet Hulk’ movie, there was never plan for the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy – I wouldn’t want the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy! And it’s all a bunch of complete bullshit. I’m so sick of it. It feels like a great relief to finally say this after all the dumb stuff on the Internet” (Screen Crush).

For some slight context on why the Planet Hulk rumors have remained so current, one should consider the fact that HitFix recently hypothesized—using some facts from the conclusion of The Avengers: Age of Ultronthat Hulk could possibly join up with the Guardians in their sequel. And as Screen Crush pointed out, HitFix was exceedingly cautious in declaring their speculation as the real thing.

Gunn said that part of this speculation might have become rampant because of the fact that the Sakaraan race—their planet appears in the Planet Hulk comics—shows up in Guardians of the Galaxy. However, he explained that their appearance has nothing to do with Planet Hulk and more to do with the unfortunate fact that they cannot use the Badoon race because they do not own them (and it is not clear who does. I’m assuming Fox, since they own A LOT of the cosmic properties):

“The reason we picked the Sakaraan is because we don’t own Badoon. In the script it originally said Badoon. So you can blame search and replace for changing Badoon to Sakaaran and leading to the whole ‘Planet Hulk’ conspiracy” (Screen Crush).

Well, folks…you heard the man.

Do away with any hopes of a Planet Hulk movie.

You’ll live.

That being said, what do you think Marvel’s plan is for the Hulk? I personally want to see them bring back General Ross and Samuel Sterns/The Leader, but only time will tell.


Source: Screen Crush

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