Can the Incredible Hulk get some love???????Posted: July 16, 2012
In My Humble Opinion: Marvel better hurry up and take advantage of the new-found love everyone seems to have for the Incredible Hulk. I know they’ve greenlit a new movie with the Hulk and Ruffalo has signed a 6 movie deal, but frankly, it’s not coming soon enough. I understand the box office numbers for Captain America and Thor may prove that they are safer bets when it comes to creating a franchise (see news for sequels below). However, with the new Avengers movie that just came out….who didn’t leave the theatre saying, “Well, the Hulk was the best part.” Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark / Iron Man was a close second but Mark Ruffalo has brought a new spin to the character Bruce Banner / Hulk. He doesn’t play it with the intensity and cold stare that Eric Bana and Edward Norton did (though Norton did try to bring some humor to the role). Instead he plays it with a bumbling, buffoonish attitude that, if portrayed by a less capable actor may not have worked, but Ruffalo pulls it off. With Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor getting sequels of their own and talk of a stand alone Ant Man movie…I’m hoping that Marvel takes advantage of the momentum that Hulk has seemed to build. If it doesn’t, I might get angry…and you won’t like me when I’m angry.