Marvel Making A Hulk Family Movie?
A recent interview with She-Hulk director Kat Coiro hints at the possibility of a Hulk family movie.
Marry Me director Kat Coiro — who directed the lion’s share of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law including the series premiere and the Season 1 finale — thinks that a Hulk Family movie would be a “no brainer.” That’s what Coiro recently told ComicBook.com, when asked if she would want to helm such a project. This promises to add plenty of fuel to the fire that some kind of World War Hulk-like project is on the way in the MCU.
“One of my favorite things about the series is the chemistry between Tatiana [Maslany] and Mark [Ruffalo], and their kind of sibling, big brother/little sister dynamic,” Coiro told ComicBook.com “And I think bringing that to the big screen would be a no brainer.”
There’s more than just Coiro’s quote to think some kind of major green event is on the way for the big screen. Scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2024, Captain America: New World Order is shaping up to be a surprisingly Hulk-centric movie. Harrison Ford is reportedly replacing the late William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross in the film, and Tim Blake Nelson is finally reprising his decade-plus dormant role of Samuel Sterns–who first appeared in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk–in the sequel.
In the meantime we exclusively reported just a couple of weeks ago that Liv Tyler is in talks with Marvel to reprise her role as Betty Ross in the upcoming Captain America: New World Order. Along with being Bruce Banner’s love interest in his solo film, in the comics Ross has had a number of her own gamma-powered aliases including the Harpy, Red She-Hulk, and Red Harpy. Whether she’ll be appearing as one of these super-powered characters or not, there has been no word.
Of course as we learn in the closing moments of the She-Hulk Season 1 finale, any Hulk Family movie would be incomplete without the freshly introduced Skaar (Will Deusner). As many early rumors suggested, the Sakaaran ship that causes the car crash in the series premiere was there, at least in part, to reunite Bruce (Ruffalo) with his son Skaar.
The closest thing Marvel Comics has ever done to a Hulk Family project was when they rebranded Incredible Hulk as Incredible Hulks in 2010, with the eponymous hero joined by She-Hulk, Skaar, Red She-Hulk, Korg, and A-Bomb. Then of course there was the animated series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. which featured a similar line up of heroes, plus Clancy Brown (Highlander) voicing the Red Hulk.
Likely the biggest questions fans would want answered in any Hulk Family project would be what’s going on with Skaar. Who is his mother? Did Bruce know about him before leaving Sakaar?
Why does he appear to be to be fully grown even though Thor: Ragnarok was only 6 years ago MCU-wise?
The last question is likely the easiest to answer. Grandmaster says that time works “funny” on Sakaar, suggesting that while only 6 years has gone by for Bruce Banner, Skaar may very well have already lived much longer.