The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt
Director: Louis Leterrier

U.S. Opening Date: June 13th, 2008

They say

The Incredible Hulk, to be directed by Louis Leterrier, will return to the roots of the long-running comic series, combining a well-developed character storyline with incredible action and fun. Zak Penn, who previously collaborated with Marvel on X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, is writing the script. The project is being produced by Avi Arad, Kevin Feige and Gale Ann Hurd and will be executive produced by Michael Helfant and Ari Arad.

The Incredible Hulk kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular superheroes of all time. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk.

Living in the shadows cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power.

As all three grapple with the secrets that led to The Hulk's creation, they are confronted with a monstrous new adversary known as The Abomination (Tim Roth), whose destructive strength exceeds even The Hulk's own. And on June 13, 2008, one scientist must make an agonizing final choice: accept a peaceful life as Bruce Banner or find heroism in the creature he holds inside The Incredible Hulk.

We say

In 2003 there were a lot of disappointed 10-year-olds exiting cinemas showing Hulk that year’s big-budget Marvel movie adaptation. Instead of “Hulk smash puny humans!” action, director Ang Lee proved that his name should have been Angst Lee instead (groan). Too much drama and not enough Hulk hurling army tanks about action, the movie also disappointed at the box office. So instead of Incredible Hulk being a sequel it is more a case of “let’s try again and see if it works this time” instead. So with Ed Norton replacing Eric Bana as the not-so jolly green giant and a completely different creative team on board, The Incredible Hulk promises to be a movie in which “Hulk is heroic and loveable the real Frankenstein side of him” (in the words of producer Avi Arad).




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  • Due to the disappointing box office performance of 2003's Hulk movie, Marvel decided to start the franchise afresh with a totally new creative team and cast.





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