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"Thor: Ragnarok" hits theaters in less than a month and before fans get to see #Mark Ruffalo reprise his role as the Incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner, he lets fans in on what's to come for his character. Ruffalo's Bruce Banner has come a long way as a "supporting" Avenger, to Thor's co-"Revenger" in the upcoming film. Ruffalo spoke to Cinema Blend to share that the upcoming film will launch a new story arc for the Hulk, one that will progress into next year's "Avengers: Infinity War" and its yet-untitled sequel. Here's what the actor had to say about Bruce Banner's new journey.

Mark Ruffalo and Kevin Feige on Hulk's new journey

In speaking to Cinema Blend, "Thor: Ragnarok" star Mark Ruffalo admitted that Kevin Feige asked for his opinions on what kind of story arc Hulk would have if he had his standalone film.

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Ruffalo shared his insights, which Feige agreed to. He even suggested to include it in the upcoming "Thor: Ragnarok" and continue it in "Avengers: Infinity War" and its sequel. While Ruffalo didn't say exactly what was going to happen to Hulk, he did confirm that the events of the upcoming film are the "beginning" of this new arc.

Hulk and Bruce Banner becoming separate identities

"Thor: Ragnarok" star Mark Ruffalo also explained the differences of the upcoming movie's Hulk to what viewers saw in previous movies. Most noticeable is his speech, which Ruffalo likened to a five- or six-year-old child. He explained, "Hulk speaking is the start to separating of these two individuals, these identities in this split-identity person, and where that’s going to end up going." He added that both himself and Chris Hemsworth were able to "reinvent" their characters in the upcoming movie, most likely because of director Taika Waititi's treatment of the story.

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In fact, Waititi previously explained that out of respect for the previous "Thor" films, it was important for him to make sure that while there was some semblance of continuity, his film would still stand on its own. He explained that viewers can go see the upcoming film and treat it as a standalone film.

"Thor: Ragnarok" brings back Chris Hemsworth as the titular character, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, with Cate Blanchett as Hela the Goddess of Death, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. The upcoming film is directed by Taika Waititi with a script from Eric Pearson, with Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost, who both worked on "Thor: The Dark World."

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