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Have They Cast The New HULK?!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. First time source here. You know what that means. This is a rumor, and nothing more at the moment. Still, it’s a fascinating rumor, and if this does pan out, I think it’s a really cool choice for “puny Banner.”

Hey Harry – I've been a longtime fan and wanted to fill you in on the latest casting news coming out of Hollywood. The movie? HULK 2 - which is one movie I have little desire to see. I'm still not quite sure WHY movie execs feel they need to remake this movie. Anyway, it seems they've signed their leading man and will be unveiling him to the public soon. The name is familiar and an interesting choice. ADRIEN BRODY. I'm curious as to what you think of him in the role? I haven't seen the script yet but my sources inside the studio say it's pretty good. If you share this news on your website, please keep my name secret.... you can refer to me as SCRUPLE. Keep up the great work.
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  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Sequel or reboot?

    by Doctor_Sin

    I thought this was to be a reboot of the Hulk franchise and not "Hulk 2." This automatically smells fishy. Time will tell.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST


    by kingoflight

    King JESUS!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    btw - Brody would be awesome

    by Doctor_Sin

    I hope that it is true, but time will tell.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    is he the guy with the massive nose

    by Mr Cairo

    that was in Kong ? cant see it myself

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    I don't want a remake either, just a sequel

    by Sith Witch

    I loved the Ang Lee film. But anyway, why do submitters continue to say "If you use this, call me ..." knowing full well that the reviewers don't trim the e-mails? Just put a name at the bottom. And oh, how come starting a year or so ago you can no longer click on Talk Back handles to directly e-mail other TBers? I made several real-life friends that way through starting e-mail conversations back and forth over a given article.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Actually, Brody would be a good Banner

    by chrth

    If true, interesting choice.<p> BTW, who wouldn't love to see a British version of the Hulk starring Clive Owen?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST

    I loved Hulk, so this reboot/remake/re-something is...

    by Dr_Zoidberg

    just fucking pointless. Ang Lee made a different, strange film. Not entirely successful but DAMN, it was leagues ahead of shit like X3 and what not. This reaction to Hulk is purely financial, but didn't Hulk do well on DVD??? By changing it they'll fuck it up, it's a guarantee!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Sith Witch: because spammers were getting the addys

    by chrth

    I think if you want to start emailing someone, look for them in the Zone.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Would Brody's Hulk actually grow to match his nose?

    by SpyGuy

    I mean, that schnozz is already Hulked out enough that you expect Adrian Brody to start rattling off his list of 20 "something betters" as Steve Martin did in ROXANNE.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Not bad

    by isispop

    I hate to say he'd be better than Bana, but he would. Not that it's Bana's fault that they did what they did on the 1st one. I can see Bordy bein a lot more of the glasses & lab coat Banner.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by Phimseto

    I admit that the first Hulk had its faults, though its absolute whoreish overcommercialization (Hulk Ketchup, Hulk Twizzlers, Hulk Nilla Wafers!) is probably its biggest offense. People know and like Eric Bana, and I genuinely think that if you make a more action-oriented sequel, the audience will be there. If you recast the role, it will have the whiff and appearance of straight-to-video failure, even if it is a good product. I like Adrian Brody, too, but this whole remake/restart of Hulk is an awful, unnecessary idea. If any Marvel franchise needed that, it would be FF and that is getting a straight-up sequel. If they can get a second chance, so can the Hulk.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Wow - the TB is screwed up bad

    by Doctor_Sin

    Replies to later posts, follow ups to posts posted earlier, but displaying later. This is some Stan Lee-"What If" kind of shit.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Brody is definitely the 60's nerdy Banner.

    by Otter

    Nuff' said.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    The Incredible Hulking Nose

    by Steve Rogers

    The Hulk can't have a massive nose! It would look STUPID. Bad move is this is true. Brody was shit in King Kong as well.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    You all are just "GREEN" with envy.

    by Err


  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    NOW I'm totally watching this.

    by Anna Valerious

    Eric Bana couldn't even turn into Bill Bixby.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    DJ Qualls

    by dr.bulber

    puny-er banner.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    i'm down with Brody, he's small enough

    by triplefive

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Im Sorry but No!!

    by boyblue

    I think Adrien Brody is a good actor, But Eric Bana should be doing this. There was nothing wrong with the 2003 film, I mean sure it didnt tickle everyones fancy but neither did the Fantastic Four, And that seems to be getting a kick ass sequel with all the major players coming back for more......Why should us Hulk fans have to settle for anything else!!! And how much would if cost to Hulkify Adriens nose.... that bloody thing is huge to begin with??

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Should have been The Joker...

    by Frijole


  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    So we'll get Brody's patented "Earnest" Hulk

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Yuck. This guy gives the same 'performance' in every one of his movies! Keep Eric Bana!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST

    If they take an hour to show the HULK and...

    by Mace Tofu

    he fights HULK DOGS at the climax I'm there first show...yeah right HULK DOGS!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Another forgettable (and downloadable) superhero flick.

    by rbatty024

    I may be the only one, but I really enjoyed Ang Lee's Hulk. It had a few problems, but on the whole was pretty damn good. I'm one of those people who like characters more than action, but the action that Ang Lee gave us is miles above most superhero flicks. The only movie I can think of that beats it is Spiderman 2. Other than that it had some interesting characters with some strong themes.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Brody is not plain enough to be Bruce Banner

    by stones_throw

    He looks like a guy who would be the centre of attention. At least Eric Bana nailed repressed and unremarkable looking.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    use my cock - raa raaaaaaaaaa

    by greekopa

    cant be controled

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Crispin Glover should have been the Joker

    by Douche Baggins

    no acting required, just be yourself.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Is Adriens name been banded about just to....

    by boyblue

    ....Keep us away from the truth!! That this will be a £100 Mill DTV Flick starring Dominic Purcell!!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Just cuz Glover is gaunt and batshit...

    by Frijole

    doesn't mean he'd make a good Joker. The guy's a nutball in the worst sense... And he has no career sense at all. Or at least his handlers don't. He passes on something like BTTF2, but then makes movies about people with down syndrome killing snails and humping... and then stars in Epic Movie? Ugh. George McFly was brilliant... and Glover looks the part of The Joker ... but he'd probably derail the shoot somehow with his real world insanity.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Dont make my Nose angry!!

    by boyblue

    Why not combine this with (King Kong 2: Return to Skull island) Hulk and Kong hang out at the Blue Lagoon Bar on Skull Island and Flick peanuts at Godzilla for drinking Lite Beer using a straw!!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    I am totally in support of this casting decision

    by Ribbons

    I'd prefer that Bana came back to reprise the role, but if you're gonna cast somebody new, Adrien Brody's a perfect fit.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    I'll have to wait and see on this one if true

    by just pillow talk

    it's an interesting choice for sure. I liked Eric Bana, so we'll see about this choice.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Hulks problem in the ang lee film was...

    by scarfinati

    He had no goal. He didnt WANT anything. And to survive is not a goal for a character to have. Since he was a direction, pointless character, so was the film. And dont get me started on noltes acting in this film. Hollywood should wake up and get Peter David to at least consult on the script. End of story.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    The Incredible Hulking Nose

    by zekmoe

    AHhh...ahhh...ahhh....CHOOOO!!!!! and it takes down a building.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    logic, the killer of dreams

    by Douche Baggins

    in a perfect world Crispin Glover and Christopher Walken would make a buddy-cop flick. Hulk 2 would be a musical, coz I wanna see Hulk do "jazz hands". And I have to have a 3rd one, coz it seems like these things always have to come in three's..soooo...speaking of Brody - I want to see King Kong 2 - "King Kong In Outter Space".

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by CaptDanielRoe

    Just no. It's not that he is a bad actor. It's just that he doesn't look like he is gonna flip scrip properly. You need somebody who looks like he is smart and all, but would do some real damage if pushed completely off the edge even if he couldn't turn green. Same problem with the guy who plays Wolverine. They should get Jeremy Sisto to play Banner/Hulk.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    it doesnt matter so much...

    by scarfinati

    who plays the hulk but how his characters is written. Eric bana was good casting but the script was terrible.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    it doesnt matter so much...

    by scarfinati

    who plays the hulk but how his characters is written. Eric bana was good casting but the script was terrible.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    scarfinati is right re: character goal

    by TheNorthlander

    The problem is also that most Hulk comic books (at least in throughout the 80s) dealt with Hulk jumping through the desert, then stopping to fight a half monster/half tree or half monster/half electricity, then it was pretty much over except for some occasional military run in. Sort of like Ang Lee's movie, when you think of it. That's when they didn't deal with Hulk going off to weird "Star Trek TOS-like" planets or being transformed into atom size and falling in love with atomsized green women living on atoms, of course.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Thank God it is not Dominic Purcell!!!! Brody! Yeah!!

    by riskebiz

    Adrian Brody as Banner is better than we deserve and a better choice than Eric Bana ever was!!!! I'm relieved it did not go to that complete head-scratching choice Dominic Purcell. That was a baffling terrible choice. Adrian Brody should have been in the first Hulk film. I can definitely see him as Banner while I never could see Bana as Banner.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    At this point lets pray to get a good movie.

    by The Founder

    I don't mind brody, he's kind of left field casting, but I like him better as Banner then Bana.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    "Nose SMASH!"

    by Read and Shut Up

    It'd be sweet to see Brody swat a tank with his nose. He could hide the rest of the original Avengers in his left nostril (including Cap's shield).

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by Boba Fat


  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Brody Sucks!!!

    by robotdevil

    Brody is one of the least charismatic actors ever to win an Oscar. Yes he was good in the pianist but that's it. Hey almost singlehandedly turned Hollywoodland into the snoozefest of the year while simultaneously making Ben Affleck look like a titan of cinema.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Really disappointed that this is going to disregard...

    by Childe Roland

    ...or replace the Ang Lee film. There's just no need to do that unless they're planning to make this another origin movie (which I think we're all pretty sick of by now) and stick 100% to the original source material (including Rick Jones in bell bottoms). Lee made a decent enough movie. It just became a mess after Nolte went all Zzzaxxx at the end.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I thought David Duchovny was the new Hulk?

    by feebster69

    I thought David Duchovny was the new Hulk?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    just a few idea's

    by liljuniorbrown

    Stuart Townsend, Shane West,or my favorite Steve Buscemi. We need to see Hulk Fighting Abomination ,not Hulk dogs or jelly fish monster Nick Nolte,thats my problem with the first movie.Second movie is simple, Hulks on the run or in hiding, General Ross (under the command of the president)uses his daughter as bait to lure him out of hiding because he is the only person who can stop a rouge scientist/terrorist/ wannabe dictator who calls himself The Mastermind and his experiment monster " The Abomination" End of Story.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Didnt he stab Johnny Cash in that one movie?

    by Baron Karza

    Directed by Ron Howards daughter or something? Lady in the Water maybe? Rings a bell..

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Oh...I see...

    by Fridge

    So they are indeed trying to make a movie worse than the first one. Thanks for clearing that up.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    The real question is whether or not Jennifer Connoly...

    by rbatty024

    is back. I'm thinking there might be a role for She-Hulk in the future. (Yeah, I know She-Hulk is Banner's cousin but it's not like Hollywood cares about the source material anyway. Besides, who isn't looking to see some Hulk on Hulk action? Huh, anyone. No? Well, nevermind).

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    they really could...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...just go forward in whatever new style and casting direction they want to use, without restarting at the beginning. I have a feeling they want to get away from all of those distracting split screen gimmicks employed in the first film; which were probably intended to look like comic book panels. It just didn't work in my opinion, nor did the film as a whole. Hence a (perhaps unnecessary) reboot to justify a different style.<p> Comic book films should lean more on the history and mythology of their own central character. The Hulk seemed to be more of a retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. While those types of sources can lend interesting inspiration for character traits, surely there is enough original Hulk source material to mine when coming up with a central plot.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    As far as the split screen goes...

    by rbatty024

    they were my least favorite part of the first movie when i first saw it, but once you're expecting them they're actually used to some great effect.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    Woody Allen..

    by dekionplexis

    for Banner. I'd pay to see that shit!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Gotta go for the GLOW Lee-Roy!!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    The Last Dragon II: Electric Boogaloo.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    The Last Dragon sequel?

    by TheNorthlander

    I'd pay money to see that, but only if Rudy Huxtable is still in it, and only if we can finally know what was in that damned fish tank.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Enter the Last Dragon

    by TheNorthlander

    Way of the Intercepting Hustle.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Don't like it

    by odysseus

    I thought Brody was pretty weak in Kong. I hope this is just a rumor. How about Guy Pearce?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Nick Stahl IS the HOBBIT

    by all

    I call bullshit on this hulk story

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    You know who'd make a awsome Banner?

    by TheNorthlander

    Leland Orser. Fuckin ey. There's your nerdy scientest with hidden violent tendencies right there. also, great underused actor who's way overdue for a leading role.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    i rememerb watching the hulk in the movies

    by Mr_X

    and waiting patiently for him to transform. i disctinctly remember growling.. wtaching for him to hulk oout.. and nothing. just looked ridiculous. and everyone who enjoyed the movie.. well you have no idea what a comicbook flick should be like. fricking hulk dogs. gimme a break. intergrate him and create an ultimate avengers marvel. you know you want it biatch.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Oh man... this is great...

    by ImJustSaying

    I was TOTALLY about to make a nose joke and then I saw like, fifty of them. I love how the first thought we all had was "what about his nose??" This is so funny. When we were watching King Kong and Brody was looking for where Kong went in NYC my friends goes, "just follow your nose!" Man... what a fucking awesome actor though. He probably should have starred in Perfume. Haha, kidding.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I'll say a couple of things..

    by Freefinger

    ... about Ang Lee's version.<P>It was incredible as far as the views and screens were done, looked like a comic book. Made it seem to blend right out of the comics.<p>But as far as the story, he went way too much away from the comic book version. He tried intergrating the tv series in the movie, which could be viewed as a "thank you" to all those involved with the tv series, but we have to remember that they didn't have the budget to capture an exploding Gamma ray bomb and they did the series with what they had. A big white machine and a chair attached to it...<p>For those times, the series was good. But as fas as a big budget movie to re-launch the Hulk as a viable market, they needed to go back to the comic books. And that's were Lee lost it, unfortunatly. Was still fun to watch, but I was disapointed that he didn't try to at least capture the easy to do Origin for the movie.<P>Was Banna good? Yes he was. Should've they gone for a more nerdy type (à la Brody)? I think so.<p>They is just something about the nerdy Banner that transforms into a something of a monster, Bana looked like he could've taken on most of the guys that were after him. The house scene, having him tossed around by Josh Lucas was for me a kinda "just turn around and punch him, you're like 1 foot taller and way bigger than that other actor!" moment.<P>Having Brody aboard is not my first pick, but they're getting closer to the look. Yes the nose will take most of the screen, but at least he's got the nerdy look down. I would've believe him being tossed around in that house. That's what makes the Hulk character as essential to Banner.<P>I don't think Hulk was terrible beyond recognition, I liked the visual plays Lee did, I liked Sam Elliot, I didn't like Nick Nolte and the whole "gene awakening" theory, and Connely, while hot, didn't impressed me as Betty. She looked too much like a victim that didn't have much to do but stand there.<p>Anyhow, I just hope they re-launch this with a closer approach to the original storyline. Don't need to have everything perfect, but try to get closer.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST


    by PwnedByStallone

    Ang Lee's movie is a fucking masterpiece! Fuck. This. Shit.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    "and everyone who enjoyed the movie...

    by Childe Roland

    ...well you have no idea what a comicbook flick should be like." This from the guy who envisions a big-screen Ultimate Avengers as not only the best possible translation of hte character but logistically possible. Consider your enlightened opinion filed under "S" for "Sure thing, there, buddy" and for "Shinebox" as in go home and get yours.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Adrien Brody???

    by PwnedByStallone

    This is a joke, right?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Man in Suit!

    by SteelSimian

    Why don't they just get Eddie Murphy and put him in a prosthetic Hulk-suit? License to print money.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST


    by MrJJonz

    Lets relaunch a movie franchise that has only just happened. Hollywood you done it again.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Brody can do no wrong, 'cept for soda commercials.

    by MagicPhone

    I'm a western family cola person myself.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Stick with Eric Bana

    by Maegnarval

    Please, just stay with Eric Bana for the next movie. It will be interesting to see if Nick Cage gets a "She-Hulk" movie going with Eva Mendes starring!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Don't make me Ang Lee, you wouldn't like to see me

    by ComputerGuy68

    Ang Lee... Had to say it - I will never get tired of that one. I also second Sisto for the role.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I call BS!

    by Frank The Rabbit


  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Will this hulk have flames?

    by omegabigfella

    or will they be on Brody's nose?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Adrien Brody = Dustin Diamond ???

    by hadez

    Hum...I've never seen both together in the same room...And there was this fake nose visible on the Screech sex tape...

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    The the Hulk has a big nose now??

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Just imagine.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Adrian Brody would rock

    by kilik777

    I dont understand all the Hulk haters out there? Yes it was light on the action but overall it was a well directed movie with a bad last 5 minutes. Overall tons better than most superhero movies. Yall remember surfing with the alien?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    rather worry about a plot than the actors

    by mrbong

    i can see no valid creative, artistic reason for a Hulk sequel. the Ang Lee thing was so bereft of detail, plot and interest that i would just be interested to see what kind of story they create from that mess.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one?

    by SteelSimian

    Who did not have a problem with the Ang Lee "Hulk" movie? I mean, was it that bad? It certainly is not the worst Marvel film to date. Maybe, the sequel/reboot/re-invisioning will turn out looking better . . . kinda like "Fantastic Four 2: How a Silver Guy Saved the Franchise".

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    My 2 cents on the new Hulk...

    by TylerDurden3395

    You know Marvel's obsession about always having multiple titles for their characters in the comics? (Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, etc.) That's what they're doing here. We have "Hulk" in which he was all brood-ey woo-dey, and in this "The Incredible Hulk" he'll presumably do more fantastic comic booky things like fight giant robot spiders and stuff. If this bombs too expect to see "The Rampaging Hulk" in about five years...

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Hey Steel Simian, I am with you on AngHulk!

    by Toby Wan

    I was there opening night, and I thought it was great! Then, I get online and everyone was flaming the hell out of it. I didn't and STILL don't understand why. I know it wasn't Spider-Man 1 or 2, or Batman Begins, but it was tons better than FF!!(I know, that film got flamed TOO, but it DESERVED it!)

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Bruce Banner is NOT a geek, wimp, nerd

    by Immortal_Fish

    I amaze at some of the suggestions on here. I mean, Woody Allen? Clearly, you folks think you get the character, but you really don’t. Steve Buscemi is the only decent “geek” type suggestion, but only because he’s a capable actor. If he plays the character in similar vein to Con Air, fine. But if he goes all Escape From LA, forget it.<P>Banner is an everyman. The principle being how we all struggle with our own personal Hulk. Banner is you. Banner is me.<P>Did Bill Bixby play Banner as a geek, wimp, nerd? Did Bana? Show me the issues where Banner was portrayed this way. I have most of them, so I can dig them up easily enough.<P>Introverted, hesitant, shy, reluctant, workaholic, out of touch, distant -- these all define Banner. Geek, wimp, nerd do not.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by PwnedByStallone

    What's wrong with the last 5 minutes? The jungle thing? they had to let you know he was alive. That part was pretty awesome.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    FF2 won't save anything.

    by TheNorthlander

    Come on. From the moment the first FF movie was announced, the one thing they told us was that since there will be so many visual effects what with the nature of their super powers, that's where they will put the money instead of on competent filmmakers. I mean, that's literally what they said. That's the reason the first one sucked and since it's still the same team of incompetent filmmakers, that's why the second one will suck too. The Silver Surfer having a nutsack or a metrosexual Dr Doom won't change that.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Bad choice


    I have ZERO time for Adrian Brody. If the Hulk's anatomy swells from his human form, just imagine the size of that schnoz. Personally, I could care less if Bana comes back. I also thought the John Doe/Lincoln from Prision Break is also a poor option. Dominic Purcell is too beefy and maculine for Banner. The best bet would to be to go with his costar Wentworth Miller. He would make a great Bruce Banner. He convey's the smarts in PB enoughto play a scientist and he is not powerfully built. Screw that Perez Hilton claims he's gay! Wentworth Miller is Bruce Banner

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Hulk transform:Everything gets bigger but nose shrinks?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That makes no sense! What else shrinks?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    BTW, not cool. What if Brody reads these talkbacks?

    by TheNorthlander

    There's an old saying in Tennessee. I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee, that says, make fun of a guy's nose once, shame on you. Make fun -- you can't make fun again.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by JacksonsPole

    brody is an awful choice. he ruined king kong. he will ruin this. not that the suits haven't already ruined it by treating the first with such disrespect. and, all you 'fanboys' pissed and moaned about it so much. it was disgusting. i really liked the ang lee film. was it perfect? no. but, it was a helluva lot better than most of the so-called comic book flicks coming out these days. and, for god's sake, ERIC BANA WAS THE HULK. damn you all for pissing and moaning so much that they give us ADRIEN BRODY!! GROOOOSSSSS!!! thanks, fanboys...

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    NOT Crispin Glover

    by Ribbons

    Do you nerds have to suggest Crispin Glover for everything? He's the new Bruce Campbell. And if Brody is somehow an inappropriate choice to play Banner (which I don't think he is), then Glover certainly is.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    exactly. banner is not a wimp.

    by JacksonsPole

    banner may be a scientist, but he's a man. not a balless nerd. ARRGHHHH! I REALLY HATE THIS NEWS!! FIRST BRANDON ROUTH SOILS THE TIGHTS! THOSE DOUCHES MAKE THE FANTASTIC FOUR, ANYTHING BUT. NOW ADRIEN 'I'M A TOOL' BRODY IS RUINING MY HULK!! where is bill bixby when you need him...

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    LOVE that casting...

    by El Scorcho

    Genius. He still should have been the Joker, though.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    biggie schnoz, take back his OSCAR

    by iwontwin

    Tina Fey said ABrody kept insisting they do a skit on SNL about a rapper named "Biggie Schnoz" get it? Oscar winner my ass, take it back!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I still say Leland Orser would make a great Banner.

    by TheNorthlander

    So there.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    That's a step in the right direction...

    by KillaKane

    Inspired casting, Brody's perfect, now what about the script...

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I thought the film would start with Banner...

    by dr_buggerlugs

    ...already as the Hulk as we left him at the end of the first film, allowing a fresh, unrelated story that doesn't totally discount the Ang Lee film? I doubt they're gonna fool about with the origin story again.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    HULK GOTTA SHIT !!!!!!

    by The Atomic Worm

    It'd be green.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by TheNorthlander

    Yeah no Hulk Poodles. But I'd love to see a Hulk Komondor. That'd be cool.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Hulk was perfect.

    by Ben Hawkins

    They should be begging Lee and Bana to come back for a sequel but instead they're just going to do a shitty remake of a 4 year old movie.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    The epic struggle between anchorite & BSB continues...

    by Ribbons

    Whoever wins, we all lose...

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    re: Tina Fey

    by Ribbons

    Honestly, who cares what she has to say about Adrien Brody on the Howard Stern show? Yes, let's take back his Oscar because some former head writer for the perenially unfunny "SNL" thinks he's a loser for wanting to do a skit about a rapper named Biggie Schnozz. That makes perfect sense.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by Kirbymanly

    Whoever thought of that casting choice should be fired.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    WOW! I'm impressed! They actualy picked an INTERESTING

    by Proman1984

    Actor! And an academy award winner to boot. Color me interested.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    TheHulk , "huffy and indignant"

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    You know I liked Ang Lee's Huik movie. I actually think it's one of the better comic book movies ever made. It had a mature quality to it that made you feel sorry for Banner/Hulk. It got panned because it was not the action packed fun fest everyone was hoping for. If this casting is true then at least the sequel sounds like it will have half a chance. Bordy is a top notch actor. The question I am wondering though is the content of the 2nd movie. Will it pick up where the 1st left off or will this be another retelling? Also will The Hulk look like the Bana Hulk or will it look like Brody? Questions, I got questions I tell ya!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Hmmm....sure, ok, why not

    by kafka07

    Yeah I guess Brody would work. But only if they stay very faithful to the original story this time. I've always thought of Bruce as lanky and physically meek while in human form. I never totally bought Eric Bana as Banner.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    On SuperHeroHype Nic Cage is saying...

    by TylerDurden3395

    Eva Mendes is gonna be She-Hulk. Given Marvel's tendencies to cross pollenate their characters using the same actors (Rebecca Romijin and Ben Foster were in both X3 and Punisher) I wouldn't put it past them. Mendes would be a good choice especially if they go with the new comics' arcs

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Brokedick! Brokedick! Brokedick!

    by spud mcspud

    dr.bulber - DJ Qualls IS the Hulk! So long as he brings that sweet piece of ass Eliza Dushku with him as Betty Ross. And Lyle Lovett as General thunderbolt. And Eddie Griffin as The Abomination! "Loosen the aaaaaass!"

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Marcus Brody?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    But, Junior... he died!

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Only if the script is any good. Bana is a good actor

    by superninja

    so is Jennifer Connolly. The character moments in Hulk were banal. There is some stuff to like there, but that ain't it. Brody is a good actor, maybe they can actually give the character something to do besides look constipated and lowtalk this time?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    bad choice....casting against type is lame

    by Rupee88

    This sounds like more contrived casting like Michael Keaton as Batman...just being different for the sake of it. Brody was good in The Pianist, but he is no Bruce fucking Banner.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    BTW, Bana sucked even worse

    by Rupee88

    Eric Bana just has zero charisma. I'm not sure it's even his fault, but he sucks and it was a bore to watch him. At least Brody has some screen presence even though he's wrong for the role.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    To be the worst superhero film, it'd have to be worse than Elektra and The Punisher..and Daredevil for that matter. It was better than any of these, but yes, sadly it sucked.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Have you ever seen Eric Bana in Troy?

    by superninja

    Tons of charisma. Brad Pitt? Not so much so.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Eva Mendes would we awesome as Savage She-Hulk

    by superninja

    She looks just like her, except for the height, and not being green.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Elektra is better than Daredevil. Yes, I said it.

    by superninja

    Why? It doesn't have the cute see-saw scene, that's why.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    If eric bana

    by Redfive!

    is not gonna play banner again then they have no need to make the film.Eric bana was the perfect bruce banner not gonzo himself is gonna give it a shot?.Dont get me wrong I like brody but he's clearly NOT HULK.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Hulk's Ben Cooper Halloween Gotta Take A Shit Mask.

    by Uncapie

    On sale this October. Pants sold seperately.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    by BV


  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I'll make this short

    by Jellylover

    Ang Lee sucks. The split screens and the freeze frames in the Hulk made me want to vomit. Why do directors think comic fans want to read a comic instead of watching a movie? And Marvel would never print that version of the Hulk with a straight face. It would get laughed off the shelves. They should treat that film like they treat Highlander it didn't exist. If you liked that movie then I'm sure you hate the character of the Hulk. I want to see "HULK SMASH" not "Hulk sad over Hulk's abandonment issues". And what the hell was Banna doing in it? Have you ever seen Bruce Banner in any other medium look like a poor man's Hugh Jackman? No. Brody is a perfect choice and I hope it's true. Ang Lee sucks.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Love Bana

    by Saluki

    And wanted Brody for The Joker... And yet, this works even better than Banarama. Now Heath just has to knock it out the park, and 2008 is going to be a prime year for the Superheroes.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Ang Lee's Hulk movie was brave and distinctive.

    by CreasyBear

    And, yeah, a little boring most of the time (except for the great editing conceit). Schamus and Lee went for the operatic tragedy instead of just Hulk breaking stuff. I hope this new incarnation finds a decent middle ground between being a mindless, emotionally disconnected waste of time, and an overwrought, boring opera.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Damn it!

    by KabutoKoji

    I wanted Adrien Brody to be cast as Mr. Spock in the new Star Trek movie/prequel. Is JJ Abrams still involved with that? Also, I want Josh Duhamel to be cast as Kirk. He's doing the Las Vegas show now, but he will break big with Transformers this summer. Yup, Duhamel as Kirk and Brodie as Spock. Oh, and if they want to have Captain Pike there, they could cast Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Pike. He already worked with JJ Abrams in Mission Impossible 3. Love Eric Bana, but I was suffering from accute insomnia when The Hulk movie came out. Went and saw it. Never had any trouble falling asleep after that. Ever.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I still enjoy seeing Hulk beat up the army

    by INWOsuxRED

    They did a suprisingly good job with the cgi Hulk. They need to stick with that model, which should keep costs down. Just don't put Hulk's dad in as psudo-absorbing man, and things should be fine. Peter David telling the story would make this work.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Hulk here...

    by Uncapie

    Hulk sad. Hulk upset you no like last movie. Sure, Hulk has father-figure issues. You would too, if your dad was Nick Nolte! Hulk in next movie would like to talk things over with General Ross over a nice cup of double-decaf latte(With a little cinanmon on top. Hulk recommends!) instead of Hulk smashing entire cities and puny soldiers. Hulk wants to spread the love! Hulk's "special friend" Betty Ross understands that. Hulk must sleep now.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Hey KabutoKoji rumor mill says Matt Damon as Kirk

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Not sure how solid that rumor is so it could be total bullshit and if it is someone feel free to correct me on it. If it is true I say this. I don't think Damon is a bad actor but as Captain Kirk? No way. I would just be looking at the screen going "that's Matt Damon" the whole time and it would totally pull me out of the movie. I think the smart play for the new Star Trek movie would be to cast unknowns in those classic roles. Sort of what Singer did with the casting of Superman Returns (terrible movie).

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Meant of course the role of Superman himself

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    not the other castings in the movie.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Ha ha ha ha the crap keeps coming from Crappywood.

    by kabong

    Hulk 3 should star Rob Schneider.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    It's funny claiming Marvel would never print this

    by superninja

    origin story, because of course they did a variation of it with Peter David's Hulk and they've done WAY worse than Ang Lee's movie.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Wow. I actually think that would be awesome kabong.

    by superninja

    Who knew Rob Schneider could give such a moving performance?

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by zillabeast

    This rumor sucks assballs.

  • Feb. 12, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    The best thing about Ang Lee's Hulk

    by Flipao

    Is the way it polarizes opinions... yes, it's not X-Men 2, but maybe it doesn't need to. I certainly prefer it to X3, Superman (eugh) Returns, Fantastic Four, Elektra and most of the crap they'll be releasing over the next few years. Yes, it's called Hulk and it appears an hour in, the same thing happened with Jaws and noone complained. Live with it.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    I love how Adrien Brody is a perfect fit for BOTH

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Joker AND Banner. Huh.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Adrien Brody is a hunger induced poor man's

    by T 1000 xp professional

    ...Jim Carrey

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    i'm just kidding

    by T 1000 xp professional

    i like the guy. I don't know about the hulk and i do like that Ed Norton idea.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST

    How far Brody has fallen

    by 2Utah2

    I thought this was going to be direct to video release and if that is the case I don't see Brody being involved with that tyoe of project. But I feel like the new thing is for character actors to dabble in the superhero franchises. But this is ridiculous, a Hulk reboot a mere three years after Ang Lee's respectable flick??

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST

    "Same thing happened with Jaws and no one complained"

    by Triumph poops!

    Filpao you said: "Yes, it's called Hulk and it (he) appears an hour in. The same thing happened with Jaws and no one complained."<p>Little tip for you: the reason no one complained about the first hour of JAWS is because that hour is actually GOOD and unlike the HULK's it isn't boring as shit!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:36 a.m. CST

    HULK 2: Look Who's Hulking Now

    by BannedOnTheRun

    John Travolta and Kirstie Alley adopt two lovable puppies that, unbeknownst to them, were part of Nick Nolte's nefarious experiments. Hilarity ensues. MORE HULK POODLES!

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    ADAM Brody should be Rick Jones

    by chien_sale


  • Feb. 13, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    It could work

    by Dazzler69

    Adrien did good in Kong.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Did anyone see Hollywoodland?

    by TylerDurden3395

    Brody was excellent in that film. I have no qualms with him (if he even IS cast)

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Ang Lee Rocks!

    by Laserbrain

    Have at your simp-i-fied smash fest sequel, dumbasses.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    speaking of heros...

    by emeraldboy

    those who watch Eastenders in the UK will know the name Michelle Ryan. She played Kat Slaters(jessie Wallace) daughter Zoe. Michelle Ryan has been cast as the new bionic woman.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    I should add that

    by emeraldboy

    Michelle Ryan is very Hot. and very sexy...

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    The New Hulk

    by Fecal Debris

    Will be silver, with flames, a tail, and a third nipple.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    I dont blame any of the actors for Kong. I blame the writers, Peter Jackson his wife fran walsh and Philipa Boyens and whoever decided to cast jack black. They should have left the original story alone and not embarked on the disasterous character and story restructuing which marred and ruined the movie.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    "Moronic americans will get what they want "HULK SMASH"

    by Triumph poops!

    Actually, ZombieSolutions, if I get into HULK 2 for free, THEN I'll finally get what I want since "Hulk Smash" is what I paid to see the friggin' first time around. In fact, the way I see it Universal owes us all a free ticket to HULK 2 since Ang Lee stole our money the first time around by producing such an utter piece of unwatchable crap.<p>You wrote "In attempting to make an intelligent, sensitive, emotionally and psychologically terrifying film, Ang Lee brought to the screen a rather effective take on the "pitiable monster" meme; a film which had an emotional depth and sadness." Huh? It was "psychologically terrifying"? Are you sure you weren't in theater 12 at the multiplex watching some other film while the rest of us were in Auditorium 1 actually suffering through THE HULK? Because the so-called deep and "psychologically terrifying" film you saw CAN'T be the same groan inducing shit fest I saw that had schlocky comic panels dividing the screen and which also had one major character LAUGHABLY dying onscreen. And I say "laughably" because the moment Talbot died, the audience I saw HULK with broke out into loud, raucous laughter and applause and started yelling back at the screen because now they KNEW they were seeing a future Mystery Science Theater film unspool before their very eyes.<p>You know, after hearing your description of the first film, I feel something coming on. (Head dipping back and mouth opening) ZZZZZZZZZZ! Oh, sorry about the snoring. I was just reliving Lee's insomnia-curing take on the Hulk...

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I agree with ZombiSolutions...

    by rbatty024

    The Hulk was over a lot of people's heads. The giant jelly fish and split panels were supposed to be an homage to the original style of old Marvel comics, while at the same time Lee was trying to tell a story about nature vs. nurture and fathers. In other words, he was trying to keep the absurd stylings of a comic book (this is a movie about a giant green monster after all) while elevating it by examining the inherent themes. This high art/low art combination (a product of post-modernity) wasn't everyone's cup of tea. However, complaining about the Hulk dogs and the jelly fish is kind of besides the point, because a movie about the Hulk is absurd in and of itself. This is what Ang Lee understood and decided to run with it and not try and hid The Hulk's pulpy roots (like Batman Begins did).

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST


    by T 1000 xp professional

    I actually did remember everybody laughing during that death sequence....The comic panels were extremely distracting and ultimately pointless...whats the point of having 10 different angles on a man flipping on a switch? It didn't propel the story forward. All it did was bring more attention to the director and his antics. A director fails when you're paying attention to the Wizard behind the curtain....

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    incongruous ramblings

    by Douche Baggins

    the incongruous ramblings of caricatural, if not absolutely askant, addle-headed, bromidic, pedomorphic, simpleton's!!! How dare they depreciate the magnanimous birth of sagicity that was..nay, sirs,..that IS, ANG LEE'S...THE HULK!!!! Exculpate my subitaneous departure, gentlemen, for I can no longer forbare my dejection! I bid you, Adieu.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Yeah, although I love the Ang Lee Hulk...

    by Childe Roland

    ...I recognize its faults. It suffered form a split personality, at times, wanting to be both a deep and meaningful take on the material and a surreal comic book tribute. I would've done away with the panes and panels and would've had Nolte dial back his melodrama to 11 (also would've changed the design for his character at the end so you could actually see what was going on in that final fight...he seemed to be a cross between Absorbing Man and Zzzaxxx, but I couldn't see him well enough to tell). Overall I still count it among the underappreciated Marvel movie outings. Right up there with the Director's Cut of Daredevil. Maybe not worth a sequel, but certainly not needing a do-over.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Do-overs aren't done because they're needed though.

    by TheNorthlander

    They're done because they give production companies profits. Who knows, maybe Universal only have five years to make a sequel/remake before they lose copyright so they decide to go for it?

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    If someone can tell me...

    by scarfinati

    what the Hulk wanted in the Ang Lee flick, what his goal was (and dont bother with surviving, thats a goal every living thing on earth has) than maybe I could finally accept this film. Sadly I know the answer is he had no goal. A terrible mistake for such a talented/respected director to make

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    True that, scarfinati.

    by TheNorthlander

    Very few movies with a non driving protagonist work. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Trainspotting. But even Rents had a wish to get out of his drug habbit.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Brody? no way

    by idiotbox37

    i vote for Edward Norton.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Brody???? Keyrap I say!

    by Cellar Door

    Also a fan of the Ang Lee movie and also would hate to see Brody in the role of Banner. Hated him in King Kong and not simply because his nose looks like the exhaust ports of an F-15.<p><p><p> Oh yeah...Jennifer Connely is amazing and beautiful...nuff said.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    After years of making brainless action blockbusters

    by emeraldboy

    for at least five summers in a row. Universal thought hmmm. lets make the hulk but with a make the film with two people who are very good at what they do. Ang lee and James schamus. But those who believe that summer blockbuster should be and remain dumb brainless came on to this site and poured on to this site and complained and still do complain that the movie was boring, they wanted a smash athon. There is a problem with those who wanted a smashathon. Universal nixed that idea. Ang lee proved on two occassion that he can do action, Crouching tiger, hidden dragon and ride with the devil. So what are we going to get... a smashathon but having seen the trailer for Danny the dog, this film could be a dog. Its by the same bloke who did the transporter and transporter 2. The director of those is an idiot. Hulk in the hands of an idiot. god help us.....

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Not until someone makes the perfect superhero film,

    by superninja

    captainboulder. And that hasn't happened yet.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Attempting to be intelligent and actually succeeding

    by superninja

    are two different things. I don't think Ang Lee's Hulk succeeded. I am also with Anchorite that a do-over is in order. Forget the overladen psychobabble - it should be a period peace set at the beginning of the nuclear age.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Hell yes.

    by Zorak5

    That is just awesome. Adrien Brody is a great actor, and the polar opposite of Eric Bana. This could take the franchise in a new and better direction.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but The Transporter movies sucked.

    by rbatty024

    I really liked Ang Lee's film, it's one of the few superhero movies that worked, but if the guy who made the Transporter movies is making this film then I don't have any high hopes. This film is going the way of X3, but without the early financial sucess to back it up. Studios are trying to make Superhero films into the new horror films. Quick and relatively cheap films that consistently turn a profit without consideration for quality.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    totally agree with frijole

    by slappy jones

    and have said all along I wish he was playing the joker. he would have been fucking great....

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST


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  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    ZombieSolutions, a little FYI for you...

    by Triumph poops!

    Just to answer your last post. First you said: "I'm quite sure the entire theatre erupted in laughter (it was funny when that guy died; he was a dick). Oddly enough, you seem to have remembered the characters name! (I actually liked the HULK, and I forgot the characters name.) Almost as if you not only enjoyed the HULK, but LOVED it.<p>Wow, talk about a reach! But, hey, you deserve points for being creative. Actually the reason I remembered Talbot's name is due to a reason you should have gone straight to: I'm a life-long COMICS fan, one who owns quite a large number of early Marvels going back to the Sixties, the greatest period in their publishing history. So nice try at the psychological spin, but you're wrong. Almost as laughably wrong as Ang Lee's direction was FOR the death of Talbot in the movie. Short and sweet, I remembered his name simply because as a life-long comics fan I remember the CHARACTER.<p>Although as a side note and future thing to keep in mind, did it ever occur to you that BEFORE someone hits the little button marked "Post Comment" that they might be smart enough to open up a tab on their browser to check out IMDB for an actor/character's name so their post is correct?<p>Second you said: "Let me guess, not only did you see it in the theatre several times, but own the DVD? Ironic! Another fretful geek outs himself."<p>(Buzzer sounds) EHHHHH! Wrong again! Truth be told, I painfully sat through THE HULK only once and even during THAT screening my mind spent way too much time debating whether I should get up and demand my money back since it was such a truly awful film. The ONLY part of the movie worth anything is when he breaks out of the lab and actually does go on a "Hulk Smash" rampage. But even that somewhat serviceable section of the movie wasn't worth paying to see again, nor was it worth spending good money on to own the DVD.<p>Bottom line: here's hoping that with HULK 2 both Marvel and the movie's makers realize what people actually WANT in a Hulk film, which I can assure you is NOT a hammy, heavy-handed, dull as shit, overly pretentious, psycho-babble borefest where Bruce Banner spends more time whining about his life as opposed to being the Hulk and out smashing things left and right.<p>But if YOU liked the first movie, Zombie, that's fine by me. Hey, to each his own. Posting away it with a short or long post...and arguing over geek films is what this place is supposed to be about anyway.

  • Feb. 13, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    By the way, I think Brody's a GREAT choice

    by Triumph poops!

    I like Eric Bana -- as an actor I thought he was great in TROY and MUNICH for example -- but in the first film I thought he played Banner too low key and too mellow and listless, almost lifeless. Sure, Banner is supposed to be the "puny human" side of the Hulk, but Bana played Banner as more of a walking carpet. Frankly I could never see how Bana's Banner EVER dating Jennifer Connelly, let alone them having a past history. In the early Marvel Hulk run Banner was "puny" and a stick figure physically, but as a passionate scientist he still had some actual spunk and spirit. After all it was THAT sense of spirit that made him race into the desert to save Rick Jones which led to him being irradiated.<p>So I love the choice of Brody. I could see him being a much better Banner, a man who's physically slight but passionate, whose personal frustration ultimately creates the Hulk's core persona. So good choice on Brody!

  • March 3, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    How to Fix Hulk...

    by DidaFloata

    Step 1: Keep the same cast. If a movie wasn't well received the first time, keeping the same cast makes people think "Ah, well they seem to have faith by keeping the same cast, so okay here's my $10." Step 2: If Eric Bana turns it down, there is only one person I want to see as bruce... he's got to be puny, dark haired, and a doctor... oh I know Zach Braff! HAHAHAHAHAHA that would be AWESOME! He played Hulk so well too... Step 3: Get James McTeigue to direct it. V for Vendetta was cool, so he can make H for Hulk too. V was brilliant because of his incredible work with driving characters, and Hulk is soooo about Bruce Banner and not Hulk it's not funny. Step 4: Have him fight frikkin' Wolverine (Jackman)!

  • March 3, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST

    GOT IT!

    by DidaFloata

    Zach Braff gets mad, turns into Nathan Jones painted green (faaark that bloke is HEEUUUGGEEE) who gets mad and turns into Chuck Norris.

  • March 3, 2007, 7:11 a.m. CST

    In fact...

    by DidaFloata

    I ain't listening to this sh*t anymore. I'm casting Samual L Jackson and making Green Hulk SMASH!