Reports Indicate Marvel Studios is Establishing ‘World War Hulk’ Storyline in an Unexpected Way

World War Hulk

Every year, rumors resurface about the development of the ‘World War Hulk’ movie. These speculations have persisted for years with no apparent resolution. Recently, Ruffalo confirmed that the studio never intended to give him a solo movie, largely due to complex rights issues stemming from a decade-long struggle with Universal.

In his Discord AMA, Cosmic Circus’ Alex Perez revealed that the studio is gradually laying the groundwork for the ‘World War Hulk’ storyline, albeit in a manner that diverges from fan expectations. This approach seems logical, especially if Hulk cannot have a standalone project; the narrative would need to encompass multiple characters and various projects.

According to Alex Perez, the studio has been laying the groundwork for the “World War” storyline. This narrative has been unfolding across various projects, including ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ ‘WandaVision,’ ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ ‘Black Widow,’ ‘Eternals,’ ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ ‘Ms. Marvel,’ ‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law,’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ and ‘Secret Invasion.’

This storyline, simmering in the background, focuses on the world’s concern over the growing number of superheroes post-‘Endgame.’ With no active Avengers, countries are rushing to develop their own superhuman soldiers or teams to defend against diverse threats.

Examples of this tension include France’s secret attempt to acquire vibranium from Wakanda, the United States’ covert actions, and the Department of Damage Control managing superhuman incidents. This narrative will reach its peak in projects like ‘Captain America: Brave New World,’ where nations pursue their superhuman objectives, resulting in governments worldwide creating Hulks.

Marvel Studios is laying the groundwork for a World War Hulk storyline, where Bruce Banner confronts his greatest fears as governments produce their own Hulks. This conflict could see the resurgence of the Savage Hulk, leading to a confrontation between Banner and President Ross as the Red Hulk.

I find this premise very intriguing, and Perez’s statements seem plausible given the arguments he presented.

Ruffalo initially confirmed his appearance in ‘Captain America: Brave New World,’ only to retract his statement an hour later, citing a mistake. If you examine the lineup for ‘Brave New World,’ you’ll observe that all announced villains are associated with the Hulk, except for Esposito’s character, whose identity remains unknown. However, based on available information, he may also turn out to be a Hulk villain.

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