Kevin Feige: 'Thor: Ragnarok' Nearly Missed Out On 'Planet Hulk' Storyline

Tessa Thompson Kevin Feige Marvel

That was the last we heard of the Green Goliath until this year's Thor: Ragnarok, where the God of Thunder discovers he's been living as Sakaar as a famed gladiator.

Feige finally had his chance to explain what happened when speaking to The Wrap, and the head of Marvel Studios says the fact was Hulk nearly didn't make it into Thor: Ragnarok.

"You had the big scoop about us doing Planet Hulk". Like all of them, ' said Thompson, with Feige picking up the story and stating that: "It was a pretty unbelievable moment to be somewhere and have your shoulder be taped and turn around find every female hero we have is standing there going, 'How about it?' And I said 'yes'".

"It turned out to be accurate [but] at the time, it was not accurate because we didn't have any plans to do it and Joss (Whedon) was doing Age of Ultron at that time", Feige explains. The way it ends as you recall with Hulk in the Quinjet going off, right? Such amusing moments include the one from the first movie, where he smashes a mug to express that he wants another cup of coffee, or the moment in "The Dark World" when he hung up the Mjolnir on a coat hook. I went, 'You know what that means?' They go, 'What?' I go, 'That means Hulk went to space at the end of Ultron.' So, I had to tell Joss.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has revealed that the ending to Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron had to be changed after Internet reports surfaced that would have compromised the film's ending. "We were like, 'You gotta change it Joss, he's not going to space.' A year after I go, 'Joss, guess where he's going?' 'He's going to space'". Fans still need to wait a few weeks until Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters, but now at least they know how long the movie will be - and can plan accordingly to stick around for those two Thor: Ragnarok post-credits scenes. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk.

Directed by Taika Waititi, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. Compared to the previous "Thor" films, the upcoming "Ragnarok" seemed more alike with James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise, which was heavy on the comedy, but not lacking in the action.

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