Marvel Studios has always been playful with genre. Itâ€™s how the sequel toÂ Captain America: The First AvengerÂ â€” a World War II adventure movie â€” became a political thriller, and howÂ Ant-Man was a fun heist film. Now, according to Mark Ruffalo, the company is planning to take that freewheeling tradition one step further withÂ Thor: Ragnarok.Â
â€œThereâ€™s a little bit of Midnight Run, with [Charles] Grodin and [Robert] De Niro,â€ the actor told Empire. â€œI feel like thatâ€™s kind of where weâ€™re heading with this relationship between Thor and Banner.â€
Now, Ruffalo admits that he hasnâ€™t readÂ a script yet â€” Stephany Folsom is writing the latest draft â€” but all of this is based on the conversations heâ€™s had about the film.Â â€œIt is a universal road movie â€” thatâ€™s where weâ€™re heading,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s not where youâ€™d think it will be, so itâ€™s not your classic road movie but it has that structure, I think.â€
The actor will appear as the Hulk alongside Chris Hemsworth in the third Thor movie, with Tom Hiddleston returning and Cate Blanchett joining the Marvel universe.Â Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows), will openÂ in theaters on Nov. 3, 2017.