Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Hulk has been notoriously tricky to get right on the big screen, but thanks to his enduring popularity as a character plenty of people have tried. One man, concept artist Benton Jew, has even made the attempt three times.
Jew first worked on bids for Jonathan Hensleigh‘s unmade 1997 Hulk film and Ang Lee‘s 2003 Hulk, before getting hired in 2007 as a storyboard artist on Louis Leterrier‘s The Incredible Hulk. The illustrator recently took to his blog to share his work from those experiences, including mock-ups of Lee’s original choice Billy Crudup as Bruce Banner. Check ‘em out after the jump!
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Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
Though three different actors have played Bruce Banner on the big screen in the past decade, only one can really say he also played the Hulk. When Mark Ruffalo appeared as the iconic character in last summer’s The Avengers, he was the first actor to actually portray the Hulk half of the character in motion-capture. (His predecessors Edward Norton and Eric Bana let the CG artists take over that part.)
The decision paid off, as fans enthused that Ruffalo’s Hulk was the best they’d seen in recent memory. Now a new video shows just how Industrial Light & Magic pulled off the trick. Hit the jump to check it out.
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Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
Despite his status as one of Marvel’s most recognizable superheroes, the Hulk has had some trouble transitioning to the big screen. Ang Lee got some of the limpest reviews of his career when he tried a decade ago with Hulk; Louis Leterrier fared only marginally better in 2008 with The Incredible Hulk. Neither film earned enough to make a sequel a no-brainer the way Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger did.
And yet, Mark Ruffalo‘s turn as the not-so-jolly green giant in last summer’s The Avengers garnered such a positive reaction from fans that speculation began swirling about a third attempt at a Hulk standalone. At a recent event, Avengers director Joss Whedon offered his opinion on the possibility of a Hulk movie. Basically, he thinks it’s possible — but it’d be “very, very hard.” Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today’s TV Bits is jam-packed with geeky goodness. After the jump:
- Arrested Development starts filming new episodes
- New character and plot details emerge for NBC’s Hannibal
- Syfy and Bryan Fuller are adapting The Lotus Caves
- Guillermo del Toro talks about Marvel’s Hulk TV series
- The Wire‘s McNulty was almost on Game of Thrones
- Showtime has new promos for Season 2 of Homeland
- Take a peek at the second season of NBC’s Grimm
- Watch a new trailer for Season 3 of HBO’s Treme
- NBC unwraps an extended preview for Revolution
- Get a first look at Ashley Tisdale on Sons of Anarchy
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It’s Bat-eve and, despite the awesome X-Men First Class header, we’ve got lots of Dark Knight Rises in today’s Superhero Bits. Such as, how many midnight screenings are there at local theaters? How much money has the film made before it even opened? What did Christopher Nolan say in regards to the review reactions and Rush Limbaugh controversies? Want to read about the construction of The Bat? Which scene do Nolan and Christian Bale think is the lynchpin of the series? In non-Batman news, what’s the latest on Guillermo Del Toro‘s Hulk TV show? Will Marvel characters appear in Wreck-It Ralph? Should Fox let Daredevil go back to Marvel? All this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
The fortunes of the Hulk fall, and then they rise. The character has been the star of one classic television show and two feature films, but it is his supporting role in The Avengers, as played by Mark Ruffalo, that has made the green guy a superstar once more.
For some time a new television version of the Hulk has been simmering at ABC, with Guillermo del Toro producing. It hasn’t seemed like that one had any momentum for a while, but now it has been given an adrenaline shot from The Avengers. Will we see the character on the small screen this year? Nope. But in 2013, we just might. Read More »
As a comic book character, The Hulk is a pretty interesting creation. Most Marvel heroes have a well-established place in the company’s overarching storyline; despite deviations and alterations here and there, the general persona of guys like Captain America and Spider-Man are well-defined. The Hulk is one who has been mutated (pun intended) many times over the years to be hero, villain, anti-hero, unwitting antagonist, and more.
Even on screen the Hulk has been relatively fluid, if not quite as all over the place as his comic appearances, with three major incarnations over the past decade, played by Eric Bana, Edward Norton, and Mark Ruffalo. Prior to Ruffalo’s appearance in The Avengers, the big-screen Hulks have been marginally successful, with varying degrees of fan appreciation.
The Avengers is doing so well, however, that the Hulk may have another shot at the big screen. Read More »
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