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Report on Ang Lee's HULK!

Hey folks, Harry here... I love it when our guys get their hands on the goods right out from under the nose of the highest tech security imaginable. I mean, I heard they had a dedicated spy Sputnik watching the sets round the clock like, and look... even that didn't stop our man Cyrus! That's because Cyrus is the man, THE MAN that knows how to get things, give a listen to the things he got...

Dearest Harry, Mori & Co.

Hey guys, regular reader of the site.

I'm Cyrus, (sometimes known as ScoobyDooku)

My brother and I submitted reports to you from the Downey set of Spidey, which you posted to your site.

I've gotten my grubby little hands on some more super hero themed goodness, and thought i might drop ya a line, as i geeked out when i got it. I found in my possesion a genuine HULK call sheet. The where and why of its capture are less than important, but the contents i'm sure will be of utmost importance to devotees of muscly green-skinned purple panted super types.

The first interesting thing about the call sheet is its dated for Monday, May 9th. I can imagine the excitement on set this day as those in the comic to film world were salivating over the tremendous opening weekend grosses of our favorite wall crawler. All filming for this week was in the Oakland area, Treasure Island, San Francisco.

On call this day were Eric Bana as Bruce Banner, aka the ( I hope they insert an "incredible" in the title)HULK , Jennifer ( I dont wanna sleep with Russel Crowe while hes taking pink pills) Connelly as Betty Ross, Sam ( The dude abides) Elliot as Ross, Nick (kinda strange that the guy from Cannery Row is in the hulk) Nolte as David Banner, and then some guy named Josh Lucas as Talbot.

The first hint of geek coolness is that for stand ins that day, also were required the services of 20 people to be a swat team. "HULK smash puny swat team !" hehe ...cool. Now the scene descriptions had me worried and excited at the same time. I had already heard about the existence of the infamous "hulk dogs" from the same person i got the call sheet from, and they were well represented here. Three of the scenes all shot at and around the "Fathers house" set, involves "David feeds dogs", "David feeds scarf to dogs", and "Dogs circle nervously" .

Also in the necessary props for the day were dog parts (ewww), meat and vegetables for dogs, Betty's scarf, and three real live dogs. In case your wondering what Dogs eating scarves have to do with the Hulk, well, I'm not quite sure. In case you havent heard these dogs are supposed to be dogs who have similair powers to the HULK, and turn into big green killing machines, and fight the HULK.

I dont know about you, but the only thing that i want to be a "HULK" in my own hulk movie would be the HULk. No Dogs! ah well, they're there. My second problem, which has to do with the first, is this whole messng around with the story deal. The hulk dogs is minor compared to the rumors Ive heard that Bruce Banners father ,the same David who "feeds scarves to the HULK dogs" is also some super powered freak, more specifically, hes supposed to be the Absorbing Man, a minor villain from the old comics, who if memory serves , was not Hulk's father, and that this David Nolte Banner Absorbing SPonge SCarf Dog Feeding creature has someting to do with the Planned creation of the HULK. What!? I hate this kinda messing with the story crap. The whole gamma bomb incident was an accident.

These rumors seem to be confirmed as one of the scene Descriptions taking place in the Joint Tactical Forces Hangar set on treasure Island details David entering and telling Bruce he will be "reborn" . Reborn? come on. Thats just silly. Hulk smash silly Reborn concept! Are they turning this movie into like a teen wolf type family line hulk power movie? Despite all this worrisome business, there is also hints of the coolness im sure we're all expecting which is cool Hulk action.

Several of the ones that tickled my Fancy to be filmed that day and the following week were- " Betty watches the action on the Bay", "Betty watches the F-22 attack" ( whoa . cool. "Hulk smash F-22!" hehe sorry) "Banner held by Electromagnetic ray".

There was also mention of scenes to be filmed in the Sequoias, so some action in the trees is a sure thing.These scenes, along with all the stunt men on call, and the need for swat team extras and weapon props, promises some cool action, but i hope they dont turn the Hulk story into something its not. Heres hoping Ang Lee knows what hes doing.

- Cyrus out.

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  • July 12, 2002, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Hulk swats puny SMASH team... errr...

    by RenoNevada2000

    Let's hold off on the angry demonstrations, effigy burnings and rock throwings about what we've heard about the script until we actually see the movie. Or Mori writes another of his really kick ass script reviews...

  • July 12, 2002, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Yaaaaawn!!!!

    by Julius Caeser

    I wish these guys would read this crap before they post it. Can this guy be any more incomprehensible?

  • July 12, 2002, 9:22 a.m. CST

    That's right

    by Quickfixx

    First, suckaZ!!.. BOOOYA!!!!

  • July 12, 2002, 9:24 a.m. CST

    first

    by sickboy_ukuk

    i cant wait for this film

  • July 12, 2002, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Actually quikfixxx...

    by RenoNevada2000

    You're third. And what's up with that name? It sounds like the codename for the heroin junike member of GIJoe.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:25 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!!

    by 2vic

    well...'hope he knows what he's doing... but like we say in france:too much freaks kills the freaks... which means that Ang Lee's Hulk will probably be overfilled with green monsters,and could be ridiculous or boring...now let's see...

  • July 12, 2002, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I'm praying that come christmas, universal will release an a

    by scorpio2nd

  • July 12, 2002, 9:26 a.m. CST

    fuck!!

    by 2vic

    we all wrote those posts at the same time or what?

  • July 12, 2002, 9:27 a.m. CST

    2vic-

    by RenoNevada2000

    I'm just screwing around at work. Very bored today...

  • July 12, 2002, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Reno

    by 2vic

    cool to see someone on the net today... what time is it for you? it's soooo boring in here too!

  • July 12, 2002, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Fanboy whining

    by Snuggleskunk

    Really I know its been said one hundred billion times BUT (Why am I bothering?) PLease watch these films as stand alones and don't bitch about whats different. I love Harry Potter and don't bitch about what they did to the book. For starters RUNNING TIME is the most important factor.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:33 a.m. CST

    2vic...

    by RenoNevada2000

    Its about 9:30 am. And to keep this post On Topic- Can I reiterate my plea to everyone to calm down about what we have heard so far about the script for this. Avi Arad is not about to kill the gold egg laying poultry anytime soon. If Marvel is happy with the script, then I'm willing to take a relaxed, wait and see attitude on this.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Don't be so hard on yourself ScoobyDooku, he's just envi

    by scorpio2nd

  • July 12, 2002, 9:35 a.m. CST

    woof woof

    by PriestYoungblood

    Hulk smash hulk dogs. Don't know about this, but I'm still repeating my "have faith in Ang" mantra. I don't mind a little bending of the hitsory, but this seems like a lot of bending. Watch and see folks, watch and see. And quikfixxx - you're a loser. Not only for posting first, but for doing it when you weren't actually first.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Scooby's right

    by 2vic

    but beware..they could use your idea of calling the fantastic four,"four" i wonder if they already thought of it...maybe. well,in france incredible is not easy to pronouciate...so...

  • July 12, 2002, 9:38 a.m. CST

    pray for the best

    by Zen Man

    Is anyone else out there as worried that this movie will screw up as badly as say...Godzilla? It would be so much better to do the story (of both Godzilla and Hulk) just as the original stories were presented. But some 'genius' comes along with a film making 'vision' and now we have Hulk-Dogs and Nolte-Man. I admire Ang lee, but Stan Lee had THE VISION dude. If this movie sucks (like Godzilla sucked) I will be the first genuine case of 'Hulking-out'.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:39 a.m. CST

    That's why I'm snuggleskunk

    by Snuggleskunk

    Got so pissed off with all that caroline234 etc. crap and every good screenname on the entire internet is taken so I came up with an entirelly new word. Are't I cool and original (might as well say it before someone else does)

  • July 12, 2002, 9:40 a.m. CST

    The dogs I can live with

    by VodooDaddy

    They don't really do anything to the story, but offer up a potentially cool action scene, but I have to agree with the scooper that having his father play any part in his creation sort of goes against one of the original concepts of the comic. In a way, Banner was responsible for his own transformation. Yes I know he went out there to save that kid that had stumbled onto the testing ground, but as one of the major developers of the gamma bomb, it was sort of Fate's way of coming back to bite him in the ass. Having someone else force him to undergo the transformation gives him someone to blame for his predicament, while in the comics he really had no one to blame but himself. I must admit that I haven't picked up a Hulk comic since that Hero's Reborn crap a couple of years ago, but I doubt that they've tampered with storyline that much. I'm still looking forward to this movie, if only for the action potential. I'm curious to see how they'll portray his super strength. I always hated that in the tv show they could never have him do anything that incredible because of the budget, and he was forced to demonstrate his strength by picking up the ends (just the ends mind you!) of cars as the villians tried to drive away... Oh, and he occasionally bent the barrels of guns. Even the Superman movies never really gave you a good idea of how awesomely powerful he was. I know in the past having someone do feats of strength was hard to pull off convincingly with the technology available, but I expect more now. I want to see the Hulk throwing cars with ease, leaping 2 miles, and reducing tanks to rubble with one blow. The Hulk is a force of nature, as powerful as a hurricane, or an earthquake, not a victim, and I hope they portray him as such. If they manage to do that I'll be happy, I just hope I'm not distracted too much by this particular plot twist........

  • July 12, 2002, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I liked Godzilla!

    by Snuggleskunk

  • I want to see Hulk climbing up walls Kong-style. Damn that issue was just straight cover-to-cover cool. It'd have been nice to have seen him actually CATCH Freddie Prinze Jr. instead of them getting airlifted out, though.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Even if Hulk himself looks crap, as the 1998 Godzilla did, it wo

    by scorpio2nd

    That film (which is among the crappest i've ever seen, simply because of the abundance of extremely annoying characters) made in the region of $400 million simply because of spectacle, and a killer marketing campaign that started a year before the film came out. Hulk has already done that and appears to have plenty of spectacle, it won't flop, i guarantee it.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Don't make me Ang Lee...

    by Some Dude

    you wouldn't like me when I'm Ang Lee.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:48 a.m. CST

    HULK will get "smashed" by T3

    by Batman_9

    man i really want to excited about this film...and the teaser was a step in the right direction but, come on ang lee. enough is enough. i was hoping that those damn "hulk dogs" were only rumors. i guess the fiant between hulk and the giant poodle is right too? and nick nolte will be david banner who is also abosorbing man who is also responsible for making bruce banner into the hulk who then fights everything from the army to san francisco 49ers. geez. i think DAREDEVIL will be a kick ass movie and this will be the first comic book dissappointment since BATMAN AND ROBIN. but surely it won't be that bad. it opens on june 20th giving it two full weeks to "smash" competion until the the july 3rd release of TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES. and even though T3 will prolly suck, it will crush HULK b/c everyone will expect to see arnold as a T-800 shooting and blowing stuff up and thats what they'll get. unless ang lee gets involved then arnie will fight an evil CX-4000 which will be a cat made of lava.

  • July 12, 2002, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Actually i think Hulk is going head to head in June with Charlie

    by scorpio2nd

  • July 12, 2002, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Maybe I'm old fashioned...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...but while I found Ultimates #5 a rollicking good read, I have a problem with their treatment of the Hulk. Classic Hulk was a misunderstood and accidental hero - he really wanted to be left alone, but he ended up continually saving the world from super-villains. Ultimate Hulk is an unambiguous villain, whose goals are rape, cannibalism, and crapping in people's skulls. He actually almost reminds me more of the Toyfare Hulk. BTW, if Hulk is supposed to be naked in this movie, how are they going to make action figures? sk

  • July 12, 2002, 10:02 a.m. CST

    naked hulk toy...

    by 2vic

    with a plastic...oh...man..that's gross. maybe they'll do it 1:1, for the ladies

  • July 12, 2002, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Hey, someone else who reads Twisted Mego Theatre. Very glad to

    by scorpio2nd

    My favourite issue (apart from anythiong with the drunk iron man in it) was the celebrity squares one where Todd McFarlane got turned into a ham sandwhich screaming "still got soooo many balls to buy". I'm just giggling about it right now. What's your favourite?

  • July 12, 2002, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Re: Rev, and the Ultimate's edition of the Hulk

    by Vegas

    I agree that right now he's basically a villain, but I have hopes that this is to set up a deeper character later on. Banner will try to help society and become a hero after getting ousted from the Ultimates, but will be unable to do so with ease because of his past. I think that if they follow this route, THE ULTIMATES is going to have one of the greatest superhero arcs in a long time. Plus, it's nice to see Captain America as a badass for once.

  • July 12, 2002, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Dog parts.

    by Christopher3

    Mmmmm. Good.

  • July 12, 2002, 10:27 a.m. CST

    This news is ancient AND recycled

    by LeeScoresby

    We've seen pics of the SWAT team. We know they're in the flick. We've also heard that the rumors about "Hulk Dogs" transforming Banner are FALSE. Jesus....did this guy just pick old rumors off the web and pile them together?

  • July 12, 2002, 10:30 a.m. CST

    HULK EATS NERDS AND SHITS OUT GEEKS!!

    by The Equalizer

    What a load of shite this film is going to be.

  • July 12, 2002, 10:32 a.m. CST

    scorpio2nd...

    by rev_skarekroe

    My favorite Twisted Mego Theater was probably the one where Spider-Man had to join the Justice League. Or maybe the one where the villains took over Legoland. It hasn't been the same since they had to stop using the DC characters (though the gag with the orange and grey pumpkin Batman was pretty funny). sk

  • July 12, 2002, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Yeah but I liked Jurassic Park III as well

    by Snuggleskunk

    so don't trust my taste in films but as you say fun, silly great action that's always going to work for me. I'm more pissed off with films like Armageddon that take themselves way to seriously. If your going to make a silly action film have fun with it. And it sounds like Ang Lee is having fun with Hulk. Possibly a bit too much but nevermind. The sillier the better in my mind. SMoke em if ya gotem

  • July 12, 2002, 10:39 a.m. CST

    re: Naked Hulk.

    by PoshKittyKat

    After Hulking out a few times, Banner has the good sense to start wearing elastic pants.

  • July 12, 2002, 10:48 a.m. CST

    to Some Dude

    by Hostile_17

    That was one of the funniest things I've read on this site!

  • July 12, 2002, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Hulk Dogs

    by Acappellaman

    Some of you people need to read more carefully. That report about the Hulk Dogs being the cause of Banner beconing the Hulk did NOT say there were no Hulk Dogs in the movie - only that they weren't the reason Banner because the Hulk. It seems pretty obvious to me that there are going to be Hulk Dogs in the movie, and frankly I think it'll be pretty cool. Some of you may have forgotten, but there was a Hulk issue where he had to battle a bunch of gamma-mutated animals in the desert that were created with the same bomb that got Bruce. So, with that in mind, do the Hulk Dogs really seem that unbelievable? If gamma rays can turn a human into a huge steel-skinned behemoth, what's to stop them from doing the same to animals? As far as how Ang Lee's going to alter the Hulk's creation, though, I am worried a bit. And Banner's father. That's bugging me too. All it boils down to, really, is that the Hulk is created somehow, and we'll get to see lots-o destruction, so It's really not THAT big of a deal to me. Just gotta wait now!

  • July 12, 2002, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Typo HELL

    by Acappellaman

    Sorry about the typos - didn't proof-read my own post. Please forgive my butchering of the English language.

  • July 12, 2002, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Banner's dad is crucial to the creation of the Hulk

    by GiggityGoo

    I don't know how familiar the casual reader is with the Hulk mythology, but during Peter David's run it was established that Banner's dad was a complete asshole, an abusive father and husband. The quiet, reserved Banner had this ocean of anger rolling around inside him, and it was this psychological dichotomy was what led to the Hulk persona manifesting itself. Now, making his dad a gamma radiation scientist is another thing altogether, but within the realm of the Hulk mythos, Banner's dad is an important plot point.

  • July 12, 2002, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Ultimate Hulk

    by LadyGwenevere

    Vegas, I totally agree with you on Ultimates #5 - I can't believe how good that series is! I'd act like Farley on SNL if I tried to talk about all it's great points... "remember when Hulk pounded in Giant Man's face?... that was cool." Their Hulk is AMAZING. And I totally love their progressive-minded Thor - it's awesome to have him be critical of the U.S. government like he is; it's a realistic liberal viewpoint from someone outside America. And man, don't get me started on how incredible the artwork is - it's friggin' cinematic. Hulk (to Giant Man): "I'm gonna rip off your skull and use it like a toilet bowl!"

  • no cgi in any of the trailers. The film better have a good plot to it and right now hulk dogs and the absorbing man as erics father somehow doesnt reach out to me ah well theres always daredevil and spider-man 2

  • July 12, 2002, 11:25 a.m. CST

    This sounds cool as ICE

    by Chronwood

    I'm down with these updates and changes; I think I kind of see what Ang is aiming for. Nolte and Elliot will be fantastic, no doubt - Nolte turning into a angry beast onscreen is LONG overdue; they probably won't even need FX. The IH was a great book when I used to take it, but I was never overly impressed with the dramatic dynamics and whatever canon they had established -- it was a kid's book. This sounds like its growing up and getting some depth.

  • July 12, 2002, 11:29 a.m. CST

    puny compared to

    by dustable carnage

    must see hulk must see with eyes must see if hulk cool will smash puny movie if hulk not cool don't care about puny story tidbits puny spies must show us hulk must see hulk must see hulk must see hulk or a real cool nude glossy of jennifer would be really swell

  • July 12, 2002, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Hulk and Mego Theatre

    by Jango Matt

    To throw in my two cents on my favorite Toyfare mego Theatre, I think the one I found the most funny featured, appropriately, the Hulk and Spider-Man. It's the one where Spider-man goes to Hogwarts school and the Hulk uses the Magic Sorting Hat to wipe his ass, and it pitifully proclaims...k-kill me.....absolutely hilarious. And then the classes, one teacher was explaining to the kids how to "pimp those hoes"....Anyway, I have faith in this film, think that it will be very good, Ang Lee is definitely a very visually interesting director, and a comic book fan to boot, as shown by his extremely depressing film The Ice Storm. And I read that the Hulk dogs were just rumors..maybe they just keep the dogs as pets. Anyway, having David Banner being the absorbing man is actually a pretty good idea, considering how large the Bruce Banner is when he Hulks out, the ability to absorb all that mass would be well explained if it's in his genes. But that's just my opinion, never was a huge Hulk comic fan.

  • July 12, 2002, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Well, regardless of Ang Lee's talent, I'm getting reeeea

    by Frenchnick

    Recently most of the superhero movies have turned out to be relatively faithfull to the original comics (spidey, x-men, batman, supes, you name it...). Filming rumours then were consistent with the original material, with a few dissagrements here and there concerning looks and minor story details, but faithfull nonetheless. Of all the stuff I've heard about the HULK, none of these rumours seem to reassure me in any way. Sure there'll be action and stuff but really, Hulk dogs ? Although original, are they usefull ? Never seen or heard of them in the comic personnally. Banner becoming the Hulk from a dog bite ??? This rumour has seemingly been dismissed but where the HELL did THAT come from ? Banner's father beeing formally the original Hulk or, now it seems, the Absorbing man !!!???? Where the hell is all this going ? I got a REALLY BAD feeling about this movie. I hope people won't praise it because of Ang Lee. He may be a great director but he had BETTER not fuck up the original caracter on the basis of ARTISTIC points of views. Goddamn high strung ego self-centered ARTISTS who are above you because you cannot ubnderstand their ideal. I hate artists... Guys, don't fuck up the Hulk... Please... I'm already lowering this film standards because of many things. First of them beeing these ridiculous rumours, totally inconsistent with the original comic caracter. That, and the fact that these rumours are not yet confirmed or denied... Sends shivers down my spine... Oh yeah, and if this flick is a bomb regardless of the Grrrrreat people involved, that might, just might freeze up Hollywood execs concerning the superhero caracters on film. Let's all pray for a better world. Yeah Right...

  • July 12, 2002, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Hulk have beer, cheat on wife!

    by Hammer2Fall

    Heh heh...Sorry, someone had to say it.

  • July 12, 2002, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Hulk repressed! Hulk in Ang Lee Movie!

    by FrankCobretti

    Ahh, the pathos.

  • July 12, 2002, 12:29 p.m. CST

    raw power baby!

    by Zen Man

    Okay, Hulk Dogs COULD be cool if they looked totally BAD ASS. And if the fight scene with them and the Hulk are handled in a way that makes your jaw drop. Remember Sauron battling the armies in Lord of the Rings? It's gotta feel like that. A true sense of truly awesome power. If it's played for laughs... Anyway, I think the first flick could be void of super villains. just be the hell out of the military. but the next one should feature an all out slug fest against The Abomination! Hey, anybody remember the issue of Hulk way back when Joyn Byrne was running it when Namor, Iron Man, Hercules, and doc samson fought the Hulk through several small towns? The destruction that insued after so many powerful being fought it out. THATS what I want from this movie.

  • July 12, 2002, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Nolte as Absorbing Man?! BAH! Bring meVin Diesel!!

    by BillBrasky

    ANNNND Absorbing Man is a great villain who happens to be a great whipping boy for Thor and The Hulk (and just about everyone else in the Marvel Universe) and will look great as a CGI concrete or steel bad ass!!

  • July 12, 2002, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Ruh-Roh!

    by Kid Z

    Roo've rade Rhulky-Roo rangry. Roo ron't rike ree rhen Rai'm rangry...RRRRRRRRAAARGH!

  • July 12, 2002, 12:55 p.m. CST

    The Abnolte Man

    by Andel Crodo

    This would have worked better if David Banner was the LEADER instead of a psuedo-Creel. Would have made much more sense, the whole experimenting on his kid bit, etc. Instead, we have a "climatic" battle where Bruce is cured by merely shaking his dad's hand. Ugh. I can deal with alterations to the subject material, but mostly all of these changes are no minor alterations.

  • July 12, 2002, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Nice spoiler there, Andel.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Jackass. sk

  • Everything I hear about this movie sounds like crap, honestly. I'm not complaining, just stating my opinion, because, as crappy as it sounds, Ang Lee friggin' rules, so I'm sure it will be good. On a side note, someone needs to get Christian Bale in as Batman for Batman vs. Supes. And maybe a beefed up Paul Rudd for Supes? Just betting on DC ripping off Marvel's whole "good actors" thing (not that that's bed).

  • July 12, 2002, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Hey MalwynOY2k

    by Hostile_17

    Sorry, I dont check out talkbacks very often so I didnt know. So then, to whoever made that up; that was the funniest thing I've ever read on this site!

  • I'd agree that Christian Bale is perfect, but as SUPERMAN. He's got the physique (as AMERICAN PSYCHO showed), he can do an American accent, and he's just got the kind of face that I could see as The Man Of Steel. As for Batman, I'd like to see Clooney back in the role. True, BATMAN AND ROBIN was an unmitigated piece of arse, but he was good in it.

  • July 12, 2002, 2:15 p.m. CST

    by White_Noise

    I just can't take anymore of the excrable grammar and spelling in the talk-backs. Please people, learn how to spell. Case in point: Hammer2fall, it's not 'Hulk have beer, cheat on wife', it is ' Hulk have beer, CHEET on wife'. Sheesh, let's get it straight!

  • July 12, 2002, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Tobey maguire:

    by Tarl_Cabot

    Is not gay as hell. He's a great Spiderman/Peter Parker. He will be the richest actor ever off of ONE franchise. He was great in Spiderman; there's no better choice out there unless you prefer Freddie Prince of bad acting jr.Get a job mate! consiga una vida tambien!

  • July 12, 2002, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Clearly, I do not know enough Hulk-lore to comment on any of thi

    by WeedyMcSmokey

    ....but I'm going to anyway! Ang Lee - exquiste director, passionate and patient - his film never hurry and arrive at their plot destinations at the right time. This flick is pretty safe in his hands. Of course, I couldn't give a shit if they stick to the source material - I don't know any of it. Also, I am constantly reminded of the Simpsons where Bart and Milhouse see the copy of Radioactive Man where he marries the Worm woman in one of those "What If?" type issues. BTW What in the name of holy hell is a "Hulk Dog" and can I get one at the ball game?

  • July 12, 2002, 3:01 p.m. CST

    What is this Toyfare Mego Theater?

    by BloodDonorMan

    Is sounds funny as hell! Any help would be appreciated!

  • July 12, 2002, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Twisted Toyfare Theater

    by rev_skarekroe

    Twisted Toyfare Theater (formerly Twisted Mego Theater) is a feature in Toyfare magazine in which Mego and other action figures are made to act in obscene, childish, and hilarious ways, fumetti style. There are two "Best of" trade paperbacks available. Check your local funnybook retailer. sk

  • July 12, 2002, 4 p.m. CST

    What's with this first crap?

    by tylernol

    Guys, I am fairly new here, but I am wondering why everytime I check out a new topic, there is always some idiot screaming about how he was the first Talkbacker to reply. Do these guys just stay on the site all day and then rush to be the "first" one to respond to a new topic? I would imagine if I were that no life, I don't really think I would want to advertise it, no? Are these guys so removed from general society that they mistake being "first" to respond to a topic for some kind of achievement? The internet can be a scary place sometimes, but it has its uses. I always wondered what it must be like for the nerds in our society, you know, the ones that could never make friends, get girls, or keep jobs. The internet provides a fascinating look into the lives of these "basement dwellers" as I have heard them be referred to in the past. Do you guys realize that while you flock here everyday instead of getting out into the real world, the guy who started this site is being flown all over the world and hangs out with movie stars because the number of hits his site receives everyday make it look significant? The next time you are screaming "first" while other people are out in the real world living real lives, you may want to consider that.

  • July 12, 2002, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Oh, well

    by Halloween68

    At least I can still go drool over Jennifer Connelly. What a fox. And I heard she just exited her two year relationship with her boyfriend. Hey, now. Jennifer <wink>, you "Phenomena", you remind me of the babe, what babe, the babe with the power, what power, the power of voodoo, whodo, youdo remind me of the babe. Heh, heh, heh. And yes, I actually used to own a copy of The Rocketeer and Career Opporunities, and I still own a copy of Dark City. PS- I forgive you for being in that oscar whoring Opie film. *** On a side note: You know, it just hit me... In the Incredible Hulk tv show, it was Dr. "David" Banner who was the hulk. Not Bruce. That&#39;s a freaky coincedence, from Hulk to Absorbing Man. Seems the Hulk&#39;s dad is more popular than he is.

  • July 12, 2002, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Twisted Toyfare Theater fun

    by KONG33

    I got the second collection for 20 bucks and I must recommend it. I like it when Spidey maxes out his credit cards and tries to win big in Vegas with Thor following him. And when the FF is on a building and The Thing and Johnny Storm enjoy throwing pennies off the side. Or when IRON MAN has to stay up with his buddy Hulk watching his &#39;Party Of Five&#39; tapes to stay away from alcohol. That Spidey Mego figure is just intrinsically comedic, I swear, just looking at him he seems to have something hilarious to say.

  • July 12, 2002, 4:12 p.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by Andel Crodo

    Spoiler? I mean, I already *know* I&#39;m a jackass, but the movie hasn&#39;t even been made yet. How could I have hoped to spoil you? Besides, what I mentioned has already been done and is one of the umpteen ways they cured Banner in the comics. - - - - - - - - The loss of the true-to-the-source gamma bomb is a disappointment, yet not earth-shattering. After all, Banner experimented directly on himself in the TV series and the public was happy with that. - - - - - - - - You know, this is one of the superhero flicks where two villians really could have worked very well. Either a Leader/Gremlin combo or a Leader/Abomination combo would have been great (I&#39;d prefer the latter). At least we have Ross and Talbot with their military might instead of a reporter named McGee.

  • July 12, 2002, 4:24 p.m. CST

    rev skarekroe, some good choices there. Have you read this issu

    by scorpio2nd

    That recent issue where spidey sifted through a parody DVD collection containing &#39;DUKE WHERE&#39;S MY CAR&#39; and &#39;COUCHING TIGER NOW WITH MORE TIGER&#39; were bloody funny. Anyway, have you read Clash of the titans part 1 where the famous covers toys arrived and challenged the mego&#39;s to a wrestling match. I saw part 2 but part 1 was the only issue i&#39;ve ever missed. I&#39;m curious if you&#39;ve read it because in the next issue there seemd to be a lot of backlash against spidey&#39;s actions and that&#39;s why Thor hit him with a chair. What did he do? I&#39;d love one of those custom Dr Doom&#39;s that they use, i wonder how they made them.

  • July 12, 2002, 4:28 p.m. CST

    I made soooooo many spelling mistakes in that last comment. Apo

    by scorpio2nd

  • July 12, 2002, 5 p.m. CST

    Some of these &#39;rumors&#39; are old news

    by Charnelhouse

    The Coming Attractions website has already confirmed and clarified a lot of these rumors. The Hulk origin is being altered. Banner&#39;s father is the first to be mutated by gamma radiation, and he passes on the irratiated genetic matter to his son Bruce. However, Bruce doesn&#39;t manifest the symptoms of gamma mutation until after being bitten by the irradiated dogs. Also, Bruce&#39;s father has the powers of Crusher Creel, but he&#39;s not being called Absorbing Man or anything.

  • July 12, 2002, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Hmmm?

    by Darth Pixel

    Jennifer ( I dont wanna sleep with Russel Crowe while hes taking pink pills) Connelly... what&#39;s wrong with pink pills? I take them all the time - lots of sleep and drink plenty of water, the Doctor say&#39;s. Anyway. Ciao.

  • -"Don&#39;t make me Ang Lee. You wouldn&#39;t like me when I&#39;m Ang Lee." (and he should say it like that too). Sure, it sounds like they&#39;re buttfucking the origin story (which I always hate) but they fudged a bit with Spidey and as long as the *essence* of Hulk is still there. It could work. "HULK SMASH WORLD!!"

  • July 12, 2002, 5:43 p.m. CST

    There are Hulk dogs in issue #98 of "Incredible Hulk"

    by Aquafresh

    Its there. Plain as day. Yessiree bob.

  • July 12, 2002, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Dogs? Nope.

    by Pepper Sinclaire

    I thought the Hulk dogs had already been dismissed as false? So what&#39;s all this crud?!#@ Mebbe the dogs get angsty around Banner because they sense he&#39;s a (ho ho ho) Green Giant? Off topic - Saw Resident Evil today over here in the UK. It blows. P$

  • July 12, 2002, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Funny Hulk Trailer!!! Does anyone know what this is about? It&#3

    by Chester Neilson

  • July 12, 2002, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Jenny.Con

    by Zen Man

    The casting of the Hulk was pretty painless. As long as the MONSTER looks cool, it really won&#39;t matter much who plays Banner or Betty or T-Bolt Ross. (within reason of course) Jennifer Connelly is slowly easing out of Hot Babe status. Don&#39;t all of us drooling fanboys want to see her in something more &#39;tasty&#39;. I always wanter her to play Rogue in an X-Men movie. Now if someone could get around to making an X-Men movie that would be cool...

  • July 12, 2002, 7:26 p.m. CST

    83rd!!!

    by Captain_Obvious

    YEAH BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 12, 2002, 9:08 p.m. CST

    HULK SMASH PUNY ASIAN DIRECTOR!

    by CHEWBLACCA

    Hulk not like it when movie-men change Hulk&#39;s life story.Hulk thinks stupid dogs is bad idea. Puny Banner&#39;s daddy died when Banner was young and he did NOT have a big wrecking ball.Hulk was born in desert when puny Banner set off stupid Gamma Bomb. Hulk thinks he might just go see X-MEN 2 instead of stupid movie that lies about him.Bah!

  • July 12, 2002, 10:03 p.m. CST

    The previous poster is right: the Hulk-Dogs are from the comic b

    by KingKrypton

    And yes, they&#39;re still a stupid concept, even on the comics page. But don&#39;t blame Ang Lee for the idea (blame Paul Jenkins, who wrote that story). He apparently just read that story and decided it was a concept worth his while.

  • July 13, 2002, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Actually, I don&#39;t mind Hulk Dogs.

    by The Killer-Goat

    They&#39;re feisty but loyal and make for a strong, persistent breeding gene that goes a long way to propogate a lustrous green sheen in long-haired pups of the litter. Like chia-pets or something. As stated before, in the X-men movie they used story elements and action scenes inconsistent to the comics, and we accepted it...because there was nary a peep mentioned on the origins of the characters, except Logan and Rogue. Singer and Co. played it safe and kept origins (especially Wolvie&#39;s) a hinted mystery to pursue further in the sequels (worked for the SW trilogy, anyways). Yes, everyone&#39;s got powers because of mutations, but no explanations of WHY or HOW they were indoctrinated to become "X-Men". If they&#39;re going to change Hulk&#39;s gamma-bomb catalyst origin as rumored, here&#39;s a plot: "&#39;Hulk&#39; Hogan, A man nearing the end of his prime, experiments with an untested steroid serums to regain his glorious status in the ring, only to find...it&#39;s a curse in disguise. Wave after wave of supporting cast wrestlers meet their doom at the hands of a man-monster swollen larger and greener than humanly possible. Banned from the [Insert wrestling show Here.] and forced to wander from league to league, he hopes to find an outlet for his contorted facial expressions. Can the world survive such a force of nature???" Yeah it&#39;s a ridiculous idea, with as much relevance as this proposed &#39;human-testing&#39; plot rumor.

  • July 13, 2002, 3:07 a.m. CST

    There&#39;s a place where time stands still if you keep taking t

    by Billy Talent

    The thing is, this is an Ang Lee film. It&#39;s probably going to be a little more leisurely and artsy than your typical blockbuster. "Crouching Tiger&#39; isn&#39;t my favorite film of his. But he&#39;s also the director of &#39;Ride with the Devil&#39;, &#39;The Wedding Banquet&#39;, &#39;Eat, Drin, Man, Woman&#39;, &#39;The Ice Storm&#39; and &#39;Sense and Sensibility&#39;. In fact he might be just about the finest director to have emerged in the last ten years. He also seems like a really strange director for this material. &#39;Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon&#39; takes itself a lot more seriously than most Martial Arts films, and I don&#39;t think that it&#39;s as much fun as some of them are. &#39;The Hulk&#39; could end up being the same sort of thing, a "good" comic book movie for people who don&#39;t like comic book movies. I kinda wish he was making &#39;The Alamo&#39; instead.

  • July 13, 2002, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Will These Dogs Shit Silk Or A Fine Polyester Blend?

    by Son Of Batboy

    Feeding scarves to dogs? What the hell kinda shit they be smokin&#39;? Where can I get some? Maybe those scarves are an appetizer for the main course, namely BETTY!!! It did say Betty&#39;s Scarf on the prop list didn&#39;t it? Of course maybe old man Banner is trying to combine the silk spinning ability of a spider with man&#39;s best friend so he can finally fulfill his lifelong dream of starting his own line of home spun canine scarves. Then again, considering the eating habits of some dogs perhaps he&#39;s looking for a type of industrial strength rectal floss for Fido. Just feed the scarf in one end and pull it out the other. "Five pounds of ground beef and he&#39;s clean as a whistle. Here Betty, here&#39;s your scarf back." Lets face it. That&#39;s the real reason these dogs are pissed.

  • July 13, 2002, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Howe Long/Superman VS. George Clooney/Batman

    by JDanielP

    Howe Long ("Firestorm"/"Broken Arrow"/Radio Shack commercials with former Lois Lane) could be GREAT as Superman, ... with the right hair and movie director. George Clooney COULD be the BEST Batman, with the right material. "Batman and Robin" was terrible but I know that Clooney wasn&#39;t at fault. It, quite simply, was the material and the interpretation of it. Clooney is quite capable of the dark and brooding Batman we (Howe)"Long" to see whoopin&#39; Superman&#39;s red "s".

  • July 13, 2002, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Superman&#39;s dog Kryto vs. "Hulk Dogs"!

    by JDanielP

    Krypto wins, ... finishes off Hulk.

  • July 13, 2002, 3:06 p.m. CST

    err, ... "Krypto" vs. "Hulk Dogs".

    by JDanielP

    By the way, ... how about Alan Cummings as the Joker and Reese Witherspoon as Harley Quinn? -- That is, ... if Batman and Superman are to be younger than, ... George Clooney and Howe Long.

  • July 13, 2002, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Bats vs. Supes

    by ARGH!

    Howie Long? Hell no. When people think Howie long, they think Radio Shack and the occasional skinemax. He&#39;s total cheeseball, and I don&#39;t think anyone goes into a movie with him in it thinking, &#39;man, that Howie long is one captivating mother fucker!&#39; If they were to go along that route, they might as well get Eric Roberts as Lex Luthor and Shannon Tweed as Lois Lane; the tag line could be Batman vs. Superman:One man will win, everyone in the audience will lose. I stand by Christian Bale as Batman; anyone who thinks that idea sucks, well ok, that&#39;s your opinion, but check out American Psycho and Reign of Fire; he looks like a rich, aristocratic snot, who carries his scenes with a ton of intensity. ARGH!

  • July 13, 2002, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Howe Long ("Broken Arrow") as Superman ...

    by JDanielP

    ARGH! -- I understand the desire to have a "real" actor to "captivate" you, ... but I do think that Howe Long would really look the part when you blacken his eyebrows/hair. As for his acting, ... I believe he CAN in fact portray Superman, ... though I admit that I&#39;d want to see him "screentested" for the role. And I also believe that he could be great opposite a dark and brooding George Clooney Batman.

  • July 13, 2002, 10:10 p.m. CST

    hey cyrus

    by cynadon

    What do you mean "Heres hoping Ang Lee knows what hes doing". It&#39;s Ang Lee. Here&#39;s the filmography. I suggest you study it. Director - filmography (2000s) (1990s) Hulk, The (2003) Chosen (2001) Wo hu cang long (2000) ... aka Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (USA) Ride with the Devil (1999/I) Ice Storm, The (1997) Sense and Sensibility (1995) Yin shi nan nu (1994) ... aka Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) (USA) Hsi yen (1993) ... aka Wedding Banquet, The (1993) Tui shou (1992) ... aka Pushing Hands (1992) The man is an artist and a professional. I think its safe to bet that you couldnt get near the logistical and professional demands that a project like that would command from a director. Kudos to getting a call sheet, but relax man. It&#39;ll be fine.

  • July 14, 2002, 12:03 a.m. CST

    DAMMIT PEOPLE...

    by Spelunker Gregg

    ...I&#39;m telling you! Scrap this and make a She-Hulk movie! Oh the naked, gamma-irradiated goodness that can burst from a bra & shirt in that flick! Get Andy Sidaris to direct it! He&#39;s good with no-plot films that scrammble quickly to get the leading ladies nekkid! Give him and amped up budget! Um...yeah...I smoke crack occassionally.

  • July 14, 2002, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Damn, this looks good...

    by Dr_Zoidberg

    I&#39;m sure it will beat TPM hands down and kick AOTC ass into the next millenium.

  • July 14, 2002, 10:37 a.m. CST

    You said it Custer.

    by Forest_the_Gimp

    This film will beat those piece of shit SW films to the ground. I wonder when we will see another trailer for this. I personally would like to see the CGI model right now.

  • July 15, 2002, 8:53 a.m. CST

    The more I hear....

    by The Gr8 one

    about this film the less I want to see it.

  • July 15, 2002, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Hulk Transformation

    by hulkfan

    I&#39;ve been a fan of this guy for years and I hope the new movie will show an astounding transformation like in a good werewolf move. The type of transformation where the detail of it is pronounced, like crunching bones and sweaty skin turning green, eyebrows bumping.

  • July 15, 2002, 4:56 p.m. CST

    film titles

    by Hud

    wait, it&#39;s not The Asthmatic Four? And all this time I . . . damn.

  • July 15, 2002, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Is the dog also BAOH?

    by Xiad

    Does this hulk-dog stuff remind anyone else of a second-rate anime?

  • July 15, 2002, 5:38 p.m. CST

    This info Screams that Bullshit Godzilla movie that was put out

    by ULTRA WARRIOR

    Everyone got so excited & then saw the finished project. The HORROR. What I&#39;m reading about the HULK is equally as HORRIBLE. Movies are NEVER as cool as the comics. Sure Spiderman was pretty good, but could have been way better. ( Like taking that Green Jet Jaguar costume off of the Green Goblin ) Marvel has been letting this stupid shit go on for years. Just check out the cartoon episodes of the X-Men. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT GARBAGE? These things get screwed up because MARVEL ALLOWS IT. Bunch of jackasses running things over there. HEY GOOD IDEA ON SHIPPING OUT YOUR OWN TITLES A FEW YEARS BACK. Stupid Assholes. I want the HULK. Not the bullshit Gray Hulk, not the Ho Hum Intelligent Hulk... I&#39;m talking about the " I&#39;m gonna break yur fucking next you worthless piece of shit human&#39; HULK. A Mindless Hulk. The kind of Hulk that you HAVE to FEAR. The kind of HULK that will step up against any Alien, super villian, robot, etc. The HULK fears NO ONE. Thats the HULK I want. None of this stupid Hulk Dog shit either. ( Sounds like those &#39;Raptor&#39;type baby Godzillas in that Tri Star BOMB. ) Also get Betty in some sexy outfits. That chick is way to hot to have her in some dyke ass looking military uniform or whatever. HULK SMASH THE BASTARDS WHO FUCK UP HIS MOVIE!!!

  • July 16, 2002, 2:19 a.m. CST

    poodle hulk

    by gravitysmile

    there is a poodle hulk in the movie. and the hulk&#39;s father is not the absorbing man. his father was a hulk too.