I just saw this image released today by Marvel studios for The Avengers movie that’s set to be released in less than a year! So far Marvel has kept any images of this new Hulk on lock down.The image below is just a painting I realize but so far so good I say, at least for the time being. Still even today it makes me a little angry that Norton and Marvel couldn’t get over their shit and have Edward back for the Avengers. But with Mark Ruffalo now playing Bruce Banner we at least get to see yet another version of The Hulk. Hopefully this version will be better that the last two movie’s fairly phony looking Hulks.
Don’t get me wrong the last version with Norton was actually pretty good and I loved him as Banner but I gotta say The CG Hulk still looked like shit. Seriously folks please don’t make an entirely CG character in a live action movie the main character. It simply does not work. The Hulk ended up a soul less green computerized cartoon-that ran around in an all too real world. Lets please start using the approach that the late great Stan Winston took in Jurassic Park. Below you can see some of the leaked video from Ang Lee’s Hulk. This video showed that at one time they were planning to mix animatronics with CG, however Lee chose an entirely computerized approach.
Anyway, who knows though this time around, but I highly doubt even Joss Whedon will attempt a different way to portray The Hulk. Perhaps however the CG will be better? Either way I am pretty excited I’ll confess. As I gear up to see Captain America this evening I am hoping for a new standard for Marvel movies. As much as I enjoyed Thor I had a lot of issues with the way it looked, as I describe it these Marvel films simply don’t age well. They have that shiny extreme cg gloss all over them. Asgard should have been a rugged landscape, filled with burly godly viking like barbarians. Somehow we got glossy pretty boys in glowing shiny rainbow armor. I hope for a little more grit in Cap tonight and I’d be lying if I said I’m not hoping for the same from The Avengers big screen debut….