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Thursday, July 10, 2014

What is the Planet Hulk Story

 Planet Hulk:
Planet Hulk is one of the popular recent stories of the character Hulk.
The Storyline of Planet Hulk has been getting a lot of attention in recent days as there are rumors that the story may be featured in an upcoming Marvel Movie.  The story itself was insanely popular so that makes a lot of sense.  (Potential Spoilers below)


Planet Hulk
Planet Hulk is a story where Hulk is launched in a rocket to the planet of Sakaar.  Sakaar is a brutal world, ruled by a terrible Tyrant called the Red King.

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The Sakaarans make the mistake of putting Hulk in their arena, which basically does nothing but make him really, really mad.  You Won't like Me When I'm Angry Rawwwwrrrr.  Yeah you can guess what happens next, Hulk proceeds to beat down everyone and their grandma on Sakaar.  The Hulk makes friends with other gladiators thrown into the arena and they begin who begin to follow him.   The Red King really had no clue of what he was dealing with.


 Hulk starts a Spartacus like rebellion with his fellow gladiators making up the core of his army and he is quickly joined by the rest of the enemies of the Red King.  He is seen as a messiah like savior and becomes a popular hero / leader on the world and is called the Green Scar.  Eventually, Hulk fully conquers the planet, he takes a Queen as a bride and rules the world.  He is hailed as a hero of the world but the good times do not last long.  An explosion kills his new wife.  The explosion seemed to originate from Earth and Hulk then leads a giant Sakaar warband to Earth for revenge.


Hulk ended up getting launched to Sakaar in the first place by a group called the Illuminati.  The Illuminati group includes the most intelligent and powerful Earth Marvel characters and they collectively believed that Hulk posed too great a threat to Earth.  They then formed the plan to launch him into space.  Unfortunately for the Illuminati their plan massively back fires as an extremely powerful, enraged Hulk returns to Earth with his own super alien army.  Hulk wants revenge on the entire planet but specifically the Illuminati.

The Illuminati members include:
Charles Xavier - Leader of X-Men, and major leader of Mutantkind
Reed Richards -Genuis leader of Fantastic 4
Black Bolt - King of the Inhumans
Namor - King of Atlantis
Tony Stark - IronMan and head of the Avengers
Doctor Strange - Sorcerer Supreme

Hulk's war against the Illuminati and the heroes of planet Earth leads directly into another  huge Hulk story line Worldwar Hulk.


Movie Rumors:
 (Potentially Spoilers though this is 99% Speculation)

Ruffalo (Who plays Bruce Banner ie Hulk's alter ego) has said there will not be a Planet Hulk movie however:
There are rumors of images of Hulk facing off against the Avengers, and being launched into space in a rocket.  Hulk in space is a pretty big hint of Marvel pulling material from the Planet Hulk story.

Sakaarans are also being used as henchmen of Ronan in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  There introduction certainly helps pave the way for the planet Sakaar.

It is possible that parts of Planet Hulk could be joined with Guardians of the Galaxy 2.  Marvel may have other cosmic characters appearing in movies as well like Ms Marvel, and Nova.  Avengers 3 will also be focused more on cosmic villains like Thanos.

James Gunn has come out and said that any rumors of Hulk joining up with the Guardians of the Galaxy are 100% Bull S%$%!.
He says Sakaarans were used as henchmen because Marvel does not own the film rights to the Badoon.
Does this mean that no elements of the Planet Hulk story will be used?  No, I have feeling bits and pieces will show up here and there but perhaps not on the immediate horizon.

Rip off of Warlord of Mars:
In a lot of ways Planet Hulk is a rip off of the Warlord of Mars series which was later turned into movie John Carter.  Yes, I know John Carter really bombed at the box office.
I won't waste a lot of whining about it or talking about how awesome the original Warlord of Mars stories are,...I will simply say watch John Carter sometime, you may be surprised at how awesome it is.

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