If there’s one thing superhero nerds love to do, it’s putting their favorite characters in scenarios involving real world logic and then debating the outcome. Could Superman break his own arm? Can Wolverine’s claws cut through Cap’s shield? Which member of the Avengers would be the best in bed?
…Wait, what was that last one?
If you’re waiting on news for a third (and possibly good) Incredible Hulk standalone movie inside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you may be waiting a long… long time. Speaking with Variety at D23, current Bruce Banner/Hulk star Mark Ruffalo rather bluntly laid out the bad news of the less than jolly green giant getting his own movie again any time soon: (more…)
It’s a bromance for the ages. While it’s still unknown whether Thor: Ragnarok will explore Bruce Banner‘s relationship with the meaner and greener side of himself, we know it will show us more of the friendship between Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Ruffalo went as far as to describe the upcoming Marvel film as “a buddy picture,” although even in the tightest of friendships there are bound to be squabbles. For two superheros, however, “squabbles” is definitely an understatement. (more…)
If there’s any one thing The Avengers – and its subsequent sequel – got right, it was The Hulk. The big, raging green monster has seen a few on-screen iterations in his near 60 year history, making giant (Hulk-sized) leaps in his visual appearance each time. Long behind are the days when bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno bathed in a vat of green paint and went stomping around looking all surly and shit. It feels like ages ago when audiences were forced to endure a poorly CG-rendered (and grossly oversized) Hulk in Ang Lee’s Hulk movie. Visual effects did get significantly better in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, with a more polished, detailed and believable on-screen design. But it wasn’t until The Avengers that The Hulk reached visual perfection. The character finally got a digital rendering that was treated with respect and reverence to how he looked in the comics, yet managed to be hyper-realistic enough to (almost) make audiences forget they were seeing a computer-generated character.
I say all this because if there was ever a time to pick up a collectible Hulk figure – and there’s hundreds of them out there – it would be now. And that figure would be HOT TOYS 1/6th scale Hulk collectible figurine from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The best Hulk ever gets the best figure ever.
Sideshow Collectibles was kind enough to send us one for review. Sufficed to say, it’s SMASHING! (mark that as the last time a Hulk pun will be used in this review) (more…)
We know that we’re not going to get another solo Hulk movie till sometime after 2019, which means that The Avengers and any other movies between now and The Inhumans in the summer of 2019 will be the only places to see the character get all green and angry. That’s okay, there’s plenty of action for the Hulk to smash through, and from the sounds of previous statements of the cast and crew, Avengers: Age of Ultron will another – ahem – banner moment for grumpy green goliath. The guy that plays the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo, agrees and has added his two cents about where the Hulk’s mind is at, and where he’ll be going next in a new interview. (more…)
I didn’t like director Ang Lee’s ‘Hulk’ because it was boring and the title character should’ve never grown substantially in size the angrier it got. That was just one of many Lee mistakes, though star Eric Bana was fine as Bruce Banner. I was, however, thrilled to see Marvel take back the rights and create a better movie with Edward Norton. That’s not saying much because it still wasn’t great. Just better. But bad blood seemed to boil within the comic camp and issues concerning creativity between star and studio hit the news. Ugly words were said, Norton and Marvel would disastrously part ways. With Oscar buzz about his recent performance in ‘Birdman,’ Norton’s doing interviews and giving a very whitewashed version of why he let the MCU ship sail without him. (more…)
When Lou Ferrigno played the Hulk on television back in the 80’s, he was the biggest dude I’d ever seen at the time. I thought he was perfect for the role and just ignored the hair. Now, for some reason, it reminds me of Dexter Morgan’s do’ and I can’t get it out of my head. With matching eyebrows that could bring down The Leader all on their own, the big guy had massive success smashing stuff in slow motion week after week. Years later, he’d expand on his good relationship with Marvel by appearing in their films. He played a security guard in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and went on to voice the character in the studio’s film incarnations. So, maybe he’s in the loop on their future projects. Maybe when he claims unsubstantiated plans for his former self, he knows what he’s talking about. Right? Right?? (more…)
Ever since Mark Ruffalo first took on the role of the giant green menace known as The Hulk, people have been hoping that maybe, just maybe, Disney/Marvel would decide that our favorite raging monster would get a chance at his own solo flick. The last two tries at this proved to be less-than-adequate, so it would be nice to see a new incarnation, especially with Ruffalo in the starring role. So far there have been mixed responses to the possibility of this happening, although now it seems as if a solo Hulk film may indeed be on the table. Read on to hear what Ruffalo had to say about the project. (more…)
The last day of on-site filming for Joss Whedon‘s follow-up film Avengers: Age of Ultron has wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend. Luckily for us, some enterprising fans snagged some video and set pictures for the rest of us to ponder and scrutinize. (more…)
The Hulk has had 2 films, an old-school live-action show, many cartoons and a few other iterations. Some of which lasted longer than others, but none truly worked. The character has had modest success in carrying his own story. The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde thing has been played out, and The Hulk being chased by the military gets boring real fast. Quite simply, The Hulk doesn’t have any worth while story arcs to build a film or show around. Well, actually, there’s the Planet Hulk storyline. That WOULD be awesome, but likely to never happen.
Hulk is an extremely difficult character to translate to film or small screen. Whedon did a incredible job with him as a supporting character who was part of the team in The Avengers. In the grand scheme of things he has never really been a Superhero UNLESS Banner can control the Hulk; and that goes against the premise of “man” dealing with this monster that exists within him.
Anyway, it’s no real surprise why a new Hulk movie is stuck in limbo or long awaited TV show produced by Guillermo del Toro hasn’t passed its page to screen stage. Speaking of the latter, at San Diego’s Comic-Con the head honcho of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb, spoke about the project.
Loeb told MTV that the project was currently “on pause,” adding that “the world of TV is about timing.” Basically Marvel has to “wait for the right time, the right project, right place.”
Raise your hands if you saw this coming. Timing, my ass. A Hulk TV show is never going to happen. The character is too challenging to adapt to the small screen.
Source: Digital Spy