Ever since actor Mark Ruffalo portrayed the Hulk — and his alter ego, Bruce Banner — in 2012′s The Avengers, fans have been clamoring for a spinoff solo movie revolving around the actor’s popular take on the character. And after years of rumors, it looks like a new standalone Hulk film is closer than ever to making it to the big screen.
Ruffalo recently told Digital Spy: “I think they are, for the first time, entertaining the idea of it. When we did The Avengers it was basically ‘No!’, and now there is some consideration for it.” He added, “Now, I think, there’s some consideration for it, but nothing definitive or even a skeletal version of what it would be.”
If the years of back and forth on the standalone Hulk film seem strange given the explosive popularity of the Marvel cinematic universe, it’s important to note that the character has a history of being difficult to portray on the big screen, a point that isn’t lost on Ruffalo.
“I look forward to going down that road, if we could crack the nut,” Ruffalo said to Digital Spy. “I think the Banner/Hulk story lines [are] obviously not an easy nut to crack.”