Joss Whedon Explains Why The Hulk is a Werewolf & Why He Shouldn’t Have His Own Movie
Joss Whedon shares his thoughts on what it would take to bring a Hulk solo movie back to the big screen.
Alright Hulk fans, I know it’s not going to be something you’ll like but I have call shenanigans on recent comments by Joss Whedon. Yeah, I know, how dare I question the infallible Joss Whedon? Well I kinda think someone is right when they actually finish a trilogy they started.
I don’t agree with Joss’ sentiment that Hulk is a werewolf story because in common lycanthrope lore, the wolf inside is an affliction, a virus that contorts the dominant personality into nothing but a incommunicable killing machine whereas with Hulk it’s a lot deeper than that. It’s much closer to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You can even argue whether or not the dominant personality is Bruce Banner or The Hulk, there’s been multiple discussion in the comics that bring that possibility, that maybe Hulk has been in there the whole time and the gamma bomb brought him, as far I’ve read or seen in werewolf lore, nobody argues that the wolf was already there inside someone.
Furthermore, he further gets to actual point Planet Hulk and why they won’t make it, and the answer is simply that we most likely won’t see a Planet Hulk feature film solely for political reasons because of who owns the rights and how much a CGI intensive movie like that would cost. Chances are we’ll be stuck with the excellent, albeit watered down animated feature of the same name. Either way, be sure to check out Hulk in his next outing in Age of Ultron coming out May 1st.