While Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige seemed to be open to the idea of a space-based Hulk movie, the current rumor that the Green Goliath will team with the Guardians of the Galaxy has been completely shot down by director James Gunn.
Gunn flat out tells the Playlist that the idea of a Planet Hulk movie or a film teaming the Hulk with the Guardians is total BS.
"I can answer that question very easily: it is absolute, 100% bullshit. It feels like a great relief to finally say this after all the dumb stuff on the Internet. There's not going to be a 'Planet Hulk' movie, there was never going to be a 'Planet Hulk' movie, there was never a plan for the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy – I wouldn't want the Hulk to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy! And it's all a bunch of complete bullshit."
As Cosmic Book News previously reported, Gunn is using the Sakaraans as a replacement for the Badoon.
The reason we picked the Sakaraan is because we don't own Badoon. In the script it originally said Badoon. So you can blame search and replace for changing Badoon to Sakaaran and leading to the whole 'Planet Hulk' conspiracy."
In other news related to James Gunn, the director previously stated if Guardians of the Galaxy does well enough, he will probably direct its sequel. Now it's learned James Gunn might be in talks to direct The Avengers 3. Gunn previously stated that Guardians of the Galaxy directly connects with The Avengers 3, and it is further speculated that The Avengers 3 will be cosmic in nature featuring Thanos. It's also said it looks as if Joss Whedon is done with Marvel following The Avengers 2.
Gunn didn't specifically confirm he is in talks, but he seemed caught off guard when questioned by Badd Ass Digest as they state he was speechless, but then cut off the interview.
It was also stated they did question Feige about James Gunn directing The Avengers 3, but Feige is said to have denied it.
Guardians of the Galaxy has an August 1st release.