Can you believe it’s been over two years since Marvel fans last saw The Hulk in action?
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While the Green giant is set for his big screen return in Thor Ragnarok in a couple of weeks, it turns out his exit in Avengers: Age of Ultron was changed to hide the fact he was going into space.
Since Universal still hold the rights to a Hulk solo movie, the Planet Hulk storyline – which is set in outer space – from the comics is being incorporated into Thor Ragnarok.
It now turns out the original end of Age of Ultron could have had Hulk shooting up into space, which would have been a spoiler for the Planet Hulk storyline.
Speaking with The Wrap, Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed: “You had the big scoop about us doing Planet Hulk.
“It turned out to be accurate [but] at the time, it was not accurate because we didn’t have any plans to do it and Joss [Whedon] was doing Age of Ultron at that time.
“The way it ends as you recall with Hulk in the Quinjet going off, right? We said, ‘Joss, we can’t do that because he’s not going into space and people are going to think we’re doing Planet Hulk because Umberto [journalist for The Wrap] has some big hot scoop that we’re doing Planet Hulk, we can’t do it.’
“He goes, ‘Well, what are you going to do?’ We said, ‘We don’t know.’ So, if you go back and look at that shot of the movie, he’s in the sky. It’s blue sky.”
So in the end the Hulk was last seen flying over the ocean, with signal lost over the Caspian Sea – hence why he missed out on Captain America: Civil War.
But somehow he found his way to the other end of the universe, where he bumps into Thor.
Fans will have to wait and see how Bruce Banner ended up there. After all, he’s been The Hulk consistently for two years and was seen talking in the trailer.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released in UK cinemas on October 24, 2017.