Before the film began, Ruffalo joined Jeff Goldblum, his Ragnarok co-star, on stage to greet fans. While The Incredible Hulk helped to kick off the MCU back in 2008, things have grown more complicated sense.
"At the Studio, we felt this tentpole release deserves a celebration of sorts, so to extend this excitement beyond the screen, we thought it would be a great idea to activate an on-ground event, giving Marvel, Thor and Hulk fans to meet their favourite character", Amrita Pandey, Vice President - Studios, Disney India, said in a statement. Since then, Ruffalo has become a fan-favorite and we've seen his characters continue to grow thanks to Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Making a solo film of the Green Goliath is a tricky issue considering that Universal technically owns the character.
Calling the star a, "beautifully fun person" and, "the kind of person you want to go on an adventure with", Waititi said he told Hemsworth, "Just be who you are and the audience is gonna love you".
Although the Hulk may not have the opportunity to successfully bust into theaters under his own moniker any time soon, we can at least look forward to seeing some interesting growth and character progression in the MCU for the foreseeable future. He's like a baby! He's like a five year old or six year old.
While these ideas have been explored in the comics, Ragnarok will show us how the Hulk as an entity has evolved over the past few years with Bruce taking charge less and less.