The Hulk is too big a character to get by unnoticed. And no, I don't mean his size. His prominence in the Avengers' affairs justifies this question following Age of Ultron: what happens to the Hulk?
We got that covered here: he lands in the ocean, near Fiji. But why did they choose this watery ending for the Hulk? Of all character developments, Hulk's is the most ambiguous.
This sort of loose end is perhaps Marvel's way of letting all possibilities unspoiled. That is, maybe they don't currently have a plan for the Hulk, but making him vanish is a nice way to bring him back when the time is right.
Even for a solo movie, if that happens at all, because, as we all know, Marvel doesn't have the rights yet.
Despite the fact Age of Ultron would have us believe the Hulk is still here, on Earth, his place in the Marvel Universe is rather unclear. Which leads me to this question: what movie will the Hulk be slotted in next?
Keep in mind Ruffalo has a multi-picture deal with Marvel! Here are my 5 best guesses!
Captain America: Civil War
Remember Iron Man 3? Sure, there was no trace of the Hulk in the plot of the third installment of the franchise, but we did get to see Bruce Banner for a couple of seconds "actively napping" while Stark was going on with his story.
Could they pull this off in Captain America: Civil War?