Although “Phase Two” of Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios’ ongoing cinematic universe isn’t set to begin until the May release of Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, Latino Review is claiming to have learned some early details about what to expect from “Phase Three”.
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The ending of Marvel’s The Avengers 2, the site claims, will see Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk lost in space and in a position where his next big screen solo adventure can follow the plot of Greg Pak’s 2006 storyline, Planet Hulk. In that series, the Hulk finds himself a gladiatorial champion on an alien world.
The site also notes that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will offer their own take on the comics’ Illuminati, a “secret order” comprised of Doctor Strange, Black Bolt, Charles Xavier, Reed Richards, Namor and Iron Man. Of course, the core structure of that group is very likely to change for the big screen, but, as in the comics, they will be responsible for the The Hulk’s banishment into space.
From there, early plans are said to call for the Hulk to return in Marvel’s The Avengers 3 for a revenge-driven World War Hulk adaptation.
Planet Hulk was previously adapted into a direct-to-DVD feature in 2010.
Following Iron Man 3 on May 3, “Phase Two” will include Thor: The Dark World on November 8, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014 and Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014 before concluding with Marvel’s The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015. “Phase Three” will begin with Ant-Man on November 6, 2015 and, while no further titles have been confirmed, a Doctor Strange film is believed to be in the works as well.