TALKBACK: Which Avengers Superhero Should Get The Next Standalone Spin-Off?
With this week's release of The Avengers on DVD/Blu-ray and Marvel's Kevin Feige entertaining all sorts of speculative queries as to the future of the superhero franchise, let's put it to the people: Which Avenger do you want to see step into the spotlight in a standalone sequel after Thor and Captain America?
Marvel Studios already have the next many years' worth of superhero outings penciled in — Captain America 2, Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, and Avengers 2 — but Feige gave some fans hope for a Hulk adventure in a recent interview with MTV.
"Do I think Hulk can carry a movie and be as entertaining as he was in Avengers? I do believe that. I do believe he absolutely could. We certainly are not even going to attempt that until Avengers 2," said Feige. "So there's a lot of time to think about it."
Mark Ruffalo's wry Hulk was an ensemble standout, especially after Ed Norton and Eric Bana's dour, serious incarnations — perfect candidate for the next standalone, no? (Third time's the charm?) Then again, could he compete with demand for a full feature dedicated to Scarlett Johansson's sultry Black Widow? If hers includes a few lengthy drunken hookups with Hawkeye, you know who gets my vote.