Captain Craig wrote:
I think the trick would be to balance out the angst with some hope.
He hopes to cure himself but it's the turmoil over not being able to that has been seemingly spotlighted in the two films to date.
Mark's Banner, in the year since TIH, seems to have come to terms with what he is now. Even if he doesn't want to embrace it like Tony. His line in the lab to Tony and the group about "focusing on helping others" after "the other guy spit out" seems to indicate he's at a type of peace now.
The bottom line is, stories focusing on a cure for his condition are nothing but "Gilligan's Island" scenarios--by definition, he can't
succeed or his story is over. I think viewers subconsciously know this going in, so watching him agonize over finding a cure gets to be very dull because you know he can't find one, just due to dramatic necessity. There has to be some other focus, and the search for a cure only works as a background plot to motivate him.