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Battle with Thor kicks off three-movie arc for Marvel's Hulk

From Reuters - October 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvels big green Hulk may not be getting his own standalone movie but actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the current iteration of the superhero, said the character will get a mini arc within three upcoming Marvel movies.

Hulk, the muscle-bound, larger-than-life green alter-ego of scientist Bruce Banner, appears in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, out in U.S. theaters on Nov. 3, as a gladiator trapped on a futuristic planet and forced to fight Thor.

The Hulk will also appear in 2018s Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel, 2019s yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4.

Weve taken the arc of a standalone Hulk movie and put it into those three movies, consciously, Ruffalo said.

Ruffalo, who has spent more time as scientist Banner than as the Hulk in the past two Avengers films, said he relished the opportunity to be in character as the Hulk for the majority of Thor: Ragnarok.

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