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Mark Ruffalo talks possibility of standalone “Hulk” movie

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It’s not a stretch to say that the MVP of “The Avengers” was Mark Ruffalo‘s the Hulk. But with two failed standalone “The Hulk” movies under their figurative belt, it should come as no surprise that Marvel is hesitant about giving Ruffalo his own movie.

Though people close to the studio have said that there isn’t going to be a new Hulk movie any time soon, we do know that there are several new unannounced Marvel movies heading our way some day soon. Could one of them be a new “Hulk”? Maybe, if we read too much into Ruffalo’s recent statement to USA Today about the rumor.

“The producers have sort of asked me about it in some drunken nights in our European press tour, where I would like to see a new movie go,” he teased.

Interesting. Very, very interesting. It’s doubtful that we’ll see a new “Hulk” within the next two years, but maybe by 2014 or 2015 a solo movie could be hitting theaters near us. Our hope is that a new “Hulk” film would come out before “The Avengers 2” does.

In recent interviews, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said that there won’t be an “Avengers” sequel until each of the characters in the Marvel superhero ensemble have changed enough to justify a new story. He echoed those sentiments in this USA Today article.

“Would we like to see a sequel? Of course. Are there stories for a sequel? Of course. But (there’s) nothing more to talk about right now,” he said.

With that in mind, wouldn’t it only make sense for the Hulk to have his own standalone movie to show how Bruce Banner has changed? Or at least have him be involved in another Avenger’s film? The Hulk might be the man of the hour now that “The Avengers” is out, but audience members tend to have short-term memories and people might not care as much if a new Hulk movie comes out in 2015 or 2016.

Would you want to see a standalone “Hulk” movie? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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