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Yep, folks are really diggin’ on Hulk these days. But it sure seems like ol’ Bruce Banner has had plenty of opportunities to shine. They had the Ang Lee “Hulk” with Eric Bana, which turned a few folks off because it was slow and experimental. Then, a scant few years later, they did Louis Leterrier’s “The Incredible Hulk” with Edward Norton, which was considered pretty boring, but fit into Marvel’s new continuity and featured a Tony Stark cameo. Audiences seemed to consider this one pretty boring, as well, but not as weird as Ang Lee’s version.
Now, we’ve got the Mark Ruffalo interpretation in “Avengers”, which everyone seems to be responding to. Obviously, Joss Whedon did a good job with him, and I think the character benefits from being part of an ensemble rather than having the green monster (the literal one, not jealousy) drive the plot. I don’t know if I’d be interested in a third solo Hulk movie, but I suppose I could be convinced if it was Ruffalo in the role. We shall see.
Google Led You Here: “Avengers Next Villain” Oooo… I wish I knew for certain, Internet Searcher. There are pretty strong indicators in the first flick, though, so I recommend you give it another look.