Another Hulk is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As we know, William Hurt is set to return as Thunderbolt Ross in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, however, a new report has surfaced and we may be seeing more of Ross.
According to Geeks WorldWide, Ross could be making an appearance in Marvel Studios’ upcoming She-Hulk series, as the site is reporting that this will be the debut of Ross’ alter-ego the Red Hulk. Previous reports surfaced that Liv Tyler would be reprising her role as Betty Ross, the daughter of Thunderbolt.
This news really shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone, as over the course of the last year, reports have swirled that Marvel Studios was interested in developing a Thunderbolts film or series, which features an appearance from the Red Hulk.
For those unfamiliar, the first appearance of Red Hulk was in 2008’s Hulk #1 as a baffling opponent to Hulk. Red Hulk, also known as Rulk, unleashes ruin and even murders Abomination. It isn’t until later that Rulk was uncovered to be made by MODOK, the pioneer of A.I.M., when She-Hulk penetrates an A.I.M. base and battles MODOK, while Hulk battles Red Hulk. Rulk’s way of life as General Ross is at last uncovered in the 2010 storyline World War Hulk. In the wake of joining the Avengers, Rulk structures his own Thunderbolts group in the 2012 Marvel NOW! relaunch. This could additionally suggest that MODOK is one of the reprobates in ‘She-Hulk’ and that the arrangement further sets up the Thunderbolts.
The series is currently in the casting process as the studio is looking to find an actress to play Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk. Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty) is currently penning the script. Reports recently surfaced that Mark Ruffalo is expected to reprise his role as Bruce Banner, it is unknown if he will be Professor Hulk as seen in Avengers: Endgame.
The series will be apart of Marvel Studios Phase Four, which starts with Black Widow in March.
Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk is expected to premiere in 2021 on Disney+.
Source: Geeks WorldWide