Hulk In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his raw powers and sheer strength along with emotional complexity has smashed his way into our hearts. Join us in an electrifying adventure of Marvel Universe as we explain in detail, about the Hulk movies in order. The movies are easily available to watch on Disney Plus. Hulk’s compelling journey in redemption, compassion, and sacrifice will surely leave you cheering for the hero within the monster!
How many Hulk movies are there?
There are specifically two standalone Hulk movies that revolve around the character. The first movie, “Hulk”, directed by Ang Lee, released in 2003 and starred Eric Bana as Bruce Banner/ The Hulk. On the other hand, the second movie released in 2008, with the title, “The Incredible Hulk”. The director of this movie was Louis Leterrier, starring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/ The Hulk. Notably, both of these movies are not the part of Marvel Cinematic universe and in the context of MCU, hold little importance to the character itself.
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Hulk movies in Marvel Cinematic Universe
Adding to this incredible pair of movies, Marvel Cinematic Universe released various Hulk related films, captivating audiences with Hulk’s formidable green-skinned behemoth. These movies include:
In addition, Bruce Banner appeared briefly in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings that released in 2021. Moreover, apart from the movies, the character also appears in She Hulk, a series released by Disney Plus. The power of the Hulk doesn’t end here! Outside of MCU, other featured animated movies were released, like “Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell”. Additionally, the television series “The Incredible Hulk,” which aired from 1978 to 1982. Some live actions TV movies also made highlights, like “The Incredible Hulk Returns” and “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk,” both released in 1980’s.
The Hulk movies- Let’s watch in order!
Indeed, the best way to be entertained with the limitless powers and endless anger games of The Hulk, is to watch the movies in order. This is a great way to see the Hulk’s transformation overtime and critically compare each movie in aspects of action and emotion. Moreover, in MCU, Hulk united with other super heroes to defeat the evil forces that endanger the Earth. Each of these movies are closely connected to each other, so it would be best to watch the Hulk movies in order for better understanding. Following is the list of Hulk movies in order:
- Hulk (2003)
- The Incredible Hulk (2008)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
1. Hulk (2003)
The Hulk 2003 movie features scientist Bruce Banner who undergoes a life-altering accident during an experimental gamma radiation mishap. Following the event, he finds himself with the ability to transform into a giant green creature with great superhuman strength, while having intense emotions like anger. Haunted by his troubled past, and dealing with his transformation, Banner must confront his demons and face his formidable enemy, his own father.
2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
In this 2008 movie, the Hulk is on the go, while he tries to find a cure to his situation while trying to evade the US military, who intends to exploit his powers as a Hulk. Side by side, he also deals with Emil Blonsky, a formidable adversary who becomes the monstrous Abomination through experimentation.
3. The Avengers (2012)
The Hulk and Earth’s other mightiest heroes like Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and others are hired by S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury, who wants to protect the Earth from Loki. Loki intends to conquer the Earth by using Tesseract. The Avengers must overcome their differences and work as one unit to face this massive invasion in the city of New York.
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
In this sequel of 2012 Avengers movie, Hulk once again plays a significant role in battling the devilish artificial intelligence, known as Ultron, created by Tony Stark, The Iron Man. He creates this for the purpose of saving the Earth from self destructive tendencies, but ends up turning against Avengers.
5. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hulk has been missing for two years and living in his Hulk form, combating the gladiatorial battles on the planet Sakaar. As his friend Thor finds himself stuck on this planet, he is put against Hulk in the gladiator arena. Both of the super hero friends, team up to prevent the impending cataclysmic event known as Ragnarok, to save the planet Asgard.
6. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Hulk, along with his other fellow Avengers, finds himself against the most formidable adversary yet, Thanos, who seeks to plan mass destruction to wield ultimate power. The Avengers must unite and put aside their differences in order to stop Thanos from achieving his goal.
7. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
In Avengers: Endgame, the Hulk is on another mission with his allies to undo the catastrophic events of Infinity War and bring back the countless lives lost. For the purpose, he combines his monstrous alter ego the Hulk and Bruce Banner to create a new persona, professor Hulk, and defeat Thanos once and for all.
Are Hulk movies connected?
The standalone Hulk movies from 2003 and 2008 are connected, as the events of 2003 Hulk movie continue in 2008 movie sequel. On the other hand, Hulk movies of Marvel Cinematic Universe start as a totally new world for the audience, and continues the storyline with each new release of the Hulk movies. Hulk plays a significant character in all the movies and it is best to watch each movie in order of the release date, for the purpose of full chronological timeline to make sense.
With every appearance on the silver screen, Hulk stands as an enduring symbol of resilience, battling both external threats and his own internal demons. He proves that the most powerful beings can be deeply human at their core. We hope that our article provided you enough insights on the Hulk movies, so grab your popcorns and embark on a new Hulk journey today!