The beauty of being the first guy cast as an iconic comic book character is that you’re always going to be associated with said creature and, thus, probably work for the rest of your life. Such is existence for Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder whose work on 82 episodes of the Incredible Hulk television series that aired in the late 70s and early 80s still earns him a booth at numerous fan conventions and cameo appearances in Marvel movies (remember him as the security guard at Banner’s lab in Hulk? You should because it’s great!). The bit parts continues to roll in for Ferrigno, as he’s been cast to reprise his role as the Big Green Meanie’s voice in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hopefully this time he gets to say a little more than “puny god”.
The website Nuke The Fridge (I could make fun of this, but it’d be like throwing stones in a glass house coming from a joint called “Nerd Bastards”) caught up with Ferrigno at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA this past weekend and received confirmation that the TV actor will be returning to do the voice work. Thus far, Ferrigno has only had three lines in the MCU — one in Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk and two in Whedon’s The Avengers. Maybe they can give Hulk a Shakespearean monologue in Age of Ultron to recite. May I suggest Hamlet’s “To Be or Not to Be” speech? Or, if you want them deep cuts, something from Titus Andronicus maybe?
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is now shooting and will be arriving in theaters on May 1, 2015.
Source: Nuke the Fridge