It’s way too early to get overly interested in the idea of further Hulk movies. Until The Avengers is done, we don’t know if Marvel and Universal have any further plans for standalone films. But while we know for certain that we’ll never see Spider-Man‘s Dylan Baker live out the second half of his character arc, there’s at least a slight chance that we could see Tim Blake Nelson from The Incredible Hulk turn out to be the mutated, villainous Leader. The actor is still very interested in the role; read what he’s got to say about it after the break.

The actor told The Playlist,

I am [signed for more films] but it’s a question as to whether they’ll make more movies, which was the [original] intention, or whether they’ll take a fresh start with the villains, since they switched Bruce Banner to Mark Ruffalo. I certainly very much want to return as the Leader and I hope they’ll have me. The intention was that I would come back, which is why my head starts to, um, bubble, at the end. It’s just a question as to whether a) they’re going to make more Hulk movies, and b) because of Ruffalo, if they’re going to use me again.

The fact that he’s signed for more than one film isn’t really remarkable — actors often have to sign for multiple pictures when making a studio film that has franchise potential.

The fact that he remains expressly interested in the role is more reassuring. It would be great to see him go up against Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk. Tim Blake Nelson was one of the more inspired pieces of casting in a superhero movie and given the right script he could be a knockout as a seriously cartoonish bad guy. Let’s hope it happens.

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