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Battle With Thor Kicks Off Three-movie Arc for Marvel’s Hulk

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Sunrise Coigney, left, and Mark Ruffalo arrive at the world premiere of "Thor: Ragnarok" at the El Capitan Theatre,, in Los Angeles. voa

Marvel’s big green Hulk may not be getting his own standalone movie but actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays the current iteration of the superhero, said the character will get a mini-arc within three upcoming Marvel movies.

Hulk, the muscle-bound, larger-than-life green alter-ego of scientist Bruce Banner, appears in the upcoming “Thor: Ragnarok,” out in U.S. theatres on Nov. 3, as a gladiator trapped on a futuristic planet and forced to fight Thor.

The Hulk will also appear in 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and its sequel, 2019’s yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4.

Actors Chris Helmsworth and Cate Blanchett at the world premiere of “Thor: Ragnarok,” Los Angeles, California. voa

“We’ve taken the arc of a standalone Hulk movie and put it into those three movies, consciously,” Ruffalo said.

Ruffalo, who has spent more time as scientist Banner than as the Hulk in the past two Avengers films, said he relished the opportunity to be in character as the Hulk for the majority of “Thor: Ragnarok.”

“This movie is about just breaking free of the forms and rules, and so I got to break free from what we thought Hulk was to a slightly more fleshed-out character,” he said.

The Hulk, who first appeared in comics in 1962, has had his own standalone television shows and movies in the past, notably 2003’s “Hulk” and 2008’s “The Incredible Hulk” films, both from Universal Pictures.

The cinematic rights to Marvel’s Hulk superhero are owned by Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures, while Walt Disney Co. owns Marvel studios and is behind the current success of the superhero movie franchise.

“Ultimately Universal owns the rights there. I don’t see them like hanging out together anytime soon to be like ‘Hey, let’s do another Hulk movie’,” he said.(voa)

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Hollywood superhero film ‘Spider-Man’ Trailer to release in 10 Languages in India

The trailer of the film will be released in India in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Marathi and Bengali

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Mumbai, March 28, 2017: The trailer of upcoming Hollywood superhero film “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, featuring Tom Holland in the title role, will be released in 10 languages in India.

The trailer of the film will be released in India in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Marathi and Bengali.

“We take pride at finding innovative ways to engage with the audiences that often turn out to be the trend setters for the industry. We wanted to give Spider-Man a hero’s welcome and what better way than people of India welcoming him to their homes in their own language,” Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment India, said in a statement.

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“India loves Spider-Man and the franchise has seen unprecedented success at the Indian box office. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is going to be larger, bigger than its previous outings as this instalment blends with the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” Krishnani added.

Holland made his debut as Spider-Man with “Captain America: Civil War” last year.

“Spiderman: Homecoming” will release in India on July 7 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. (IANS)