Marvel Studios' second MCU film, The Incredible Hulk holds the distinction of being the only MCU film that was distributed through Universal, who still hold the distribution rights for the film.
Because the rights aren't held by Disney and Marvel, Universal currently has a right of first refusal on any and all solo films featuring the Hulk character (For the record, this doesn't extend to television series, hence why the upcoming Tatiana Maslany-led She-Hulk is happening). This is why audiences have never been treated to a sequel to Incredible Hulk .
Instead, Dr. Bruce Banner and his mean, green alter ego (Who are now one and the same as of Avengers: Endgame ) have been shunted to supporting roles in the MCU. What's more, is that Disney+ has not been able to feature the MCU film as part of its Marvel lineup. But is that about to change?
COULD SOMETHING INCREDIBLE BE COMING TO DISNEY+?
A post on the Marvel Studios subreddit has confirmed the upcoming addition of The Incredible Hulk to Spain's Disney+ library on Friday, June 4. This information was also shared in a Tweet posted by the official Spanish Disney+ Twitter account.
Check out a visual confirmation below:
COULD NORTH AMERICA BE FAR BEHIND?
Now, obviously, different countries and regions have different streaming deals with various studios and distributors in place, which results in wildly different available content on Disney+ around the globe.
What's more, is that the streaming rights to The Incredible Hulk belong to Sony in Spain. Could this be an early sign of the Spider-Man deal recently struck between Sony and Disney at work ?
With Sony's two solo Spider-Man movies arriving soon on the platform thanks to the very same deal, could the United States be the next country to receive Incredible Hulk? Time will tell, as nothing specific has been heard just yet. But it's, of course, worth noting that Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and The Incredible Hulk would complete the MCU roster on Disney+ and make the entirety of The Infinity Saga available to stream in one place.
Fans will want to keep their eyes peeled to see if this will end up being the case. In any case, Bruce Banner will next be seen in the MCU in She-Hulk , streaming on Disney+ sometime in 2022.