Mark Ruffalo to star in 'Spider-Man' franchise?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 May 2015
Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo says he could be starring as The Hulk in the new 'Spider-Man' franchise because he is contracted to appear in four more Marvel films

Mark Ruffalo could be starring as The Hulk in the next 'Spider-Man' movies.

The 47-year-old actor has hinted the angry green superhero could show up in a 2017 reboot of the franchise, despite 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' being axed, as he is contracted to appear in four more Marvel films.

He said: "I think I have four pictures left now. That could always go further, and that could mean I could show up in another character's movie, it could mean 'Avengers 3 and 4', I could do a Hulk standalone movie. It could mean any combination of those things.

"I don't know that I'm in the new 'Spider-Man' films yet, but sometimes things happen at the last minute. I really don't know where I fit in from here on out, and I don't know that (the producers) do."

The 'Foxcatcher' star also revealed that Marvel doesn't own the rights to The Hulk standalone films, as it's still property of Universal, but he's very hopeful that his character's not gone off "into the sunset", following the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' ending.

Speaking to, Mark said: "As far as standalone Hulk movies, Marvel doesn't really have the rights to that yet. That's still Universal's property, so there's that issue. That's the big problem with that, but I don't think that's insurmountable, but I don't know where it's going for me. I hope I'm still around, and that when I go into the Quinjet, I'm not going off into the sunset."

Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
  • UK release: 5 July 2017

The first collaboration between Sony and Marvel brings Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland is the third actor to play the web-slinger, delivering a performance that gives the character a new edge, helped along by Jon Watts' fine directing. A humorous and action-packed addition to the Spider-Man canon.

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