Mark Ruffalo has a variety of attention-grabbing materials to work with in relation to his future as The Hulk within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This weekend’s Thor: Ragnarok marks the start of a trilogy the place Bruce Banner and his rage monster persona will undergo some radical improvement, and the subsequent step in that story will happen in subsequent summer time’s Avengers: Infinity Struggle. As a part of The Hulk’s personal growth, he’ll make a brand new and unlikely pal: Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon. Ruffalo himself broke the information, in addition to why that is such a humorous pairing, noting,
It is a very humorous relationship that the 2 of them have: To start with, it is the most important superhero and the smallest. Simply protecting them in a body collectively is a feat and hilarious in itself.
Whereas this might not be the team-up I was hoping for, placing Rocket Raccoon along with The Hulk makes a variety of sense. Each are characters with a warrior’s spirit, intense power below strain, and critical anger points, whereas on the identical time having extra delicate sides (depending on intense loyalty). So when you consider it, their personalities are related sufficient that they are just about constructed to be mates and teammates. However the measurement distinction is certainly going to be one thing to observe.
It is this opposing trait that Mark Ruffalo appears to search out essentially the most humor in, no less than in line with what he advised USA Today. His conjuring of the picture of a small raccoon making an attempt to maintain on the identical display as Bruce Banner’s outsized hero in a median Avengers: Infinity Struggle battle scene already sounds prefer it’ll lend itself to some attention-grabbing moments between the 2 teammates.
Wherever this friendship between The Hulk and Rocket Raccoon leads, the essential query that now lies forward is simply how this pairing will set Mark Ruffalo’s Avengers teammate up for that third a part of his upcoming story arc. Contemplating that Thor: Ragnarok already borrows from items of the “Planet Hulk” storyline within the Marvel Comics universe, there is a risk that both Rocket fuels the brand new Hulk’s smashing streak, thus resulting in a storyline impressed by “World Struggle Hulk.” Then once more, Mr. Raccoon may quell Bruce Banner’s rage-filled tendencies, serving to him return to the fold after his time on Sakaar. If we had been to place cash on it, we would say that Bradley Cooper’s attitude-laden trash panda will assist Banner regulate to being the hero that Earth wants, as I might hope that Marvel Studios will wish to probably finish the character’s story on a downbeat word.
For now although, we’ll see Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk beginning that three-picture journey with Thor: Ragnarok, because it battles on the field workplace this weekend. In the meantime, you possibly can see Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is at present out there on Digital HD, UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD.