After back to back blockbusters with Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, James Gunn is a big name when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Prior to getting his MCU start, however, Gunn originally had other interests. In a Q&A session on Facebook, the filmmaker told fans the characters he originally wanted to make a movie about, and they’re a far cry from the cosmic characters he’s been working with the past four-plus years.
“I wanted to do Hit Monkey. Like REALLY wanted to do it,” Gunn responded. “I was also interested in doing a Hulk/Red Hulk film.”
While Hit-Monkey is a character seems like something right up Gunn’s alley — you know, with his work with sentient animals and plants like Rocket Raccoon and Groot — the second pairing is something that might start getting fans to petition.
The gamma-filled green giant entered the MCU in The Incredible Hulk (2008), the second movie set in the shared movie universe. Even though the movie can be considered a critical and commercial success, Edward Norton — the actor who played Bruce Banner/Hulk — was replaced by Mark Ruffalo and has been a supporting character ever sense.
The good news is that the groundwork is already there for a movie featuring the two Hulks. Mark Ruffalo has done very well in the role and actor William Hurt has played General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross — Red Hulk’s alter ego — in two MCU movies now.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is ending it’s run in movie theatres shortly, but have no fear! Everybody’s lovable ragtag team of losers is slated to appear alongside the Avenger in Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled Avengers 4 sequel.