The present scenario is such that after every theatrical release of any Marvel movie, the movie subsequently gets added on Disney+. The Spider-Man trio and 2008’s The Incredible Hulk are the only two films not available on Disney‘s streaming service. This is because Sony Pictures and Universal Pictures, respectively, possess the rights to both characters.
The Hulk And Its Ever Reigning Ownership Struggles
Ownership rights have plagued The Hulk for decades. Which resulted in the character starring in only one standalone film in the MCU – the franchise’s second complete production. She-Hulk’s arrival on Disney+ may change that. The furious green monster remains a bit unique among his Avengers peers.
Although The Incredible Hulk is available to buy on a variety of virtual and physical platforms, Edward Norton’s MCU solo film is now only available to stream on Spectrum on Demand.
The Incredible Hulk And It’s New Streaming Platform
Starting in April 2022, a long list of movies will be accessible to broadcast on HBO and HBO Max. According to Decider, The Incredible Hulk released in 2008 is one such film. It will be available to stream from Friday, April 1st.
Along with Edward Norton’s MCU solo film, other significant April additions comprise Dances With Wolves (1990), Les Miserables (1998), and Rain Man (1988).
Is There a New Superhero Movie on HBO Max?
HBO Max is most known as the home of Warner Bros.’ DC pictures. It includes the whole DC Extended Universe as well as scores of other superhero excursions. The Incredible Hulk is strongly rooted in the Marvel universe. Still, it isn’t the first picture from the red side of the comic book universe to find a home on this streaming service.
All three films of Wesley Snipes’ Blade trilogy and 20th Century Fox’s The New Mutants are present on the platform. These films were never released under the Disney banner or as part of the MCU. Thus it’s more likely that they’ll be shown on HBO Max rather than Disney+ with their more contemporary equivalents.
HBO is bringing The Incredible Hulk to the small screen. Even though the MCU can only use the character in team-up films. This might soon change, especially with Universal’s neighbor Namor appearing in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Though it will continue to be the case as long as Universal owns the rights to these characters.