Back in 2003, the movie The Hulk earned $132 million at the US box office. Its performance was deemed a disappointment considering the built-in popularity of the source material. I've previously shared my thoughts on the movie noting that while I was a fan of both the live-action Incredible Hulk television series and Incredible Hulk cartoon, combining the two into one movie (with a CGI Hulk instead of a hand-drawn one) came off as kind of dumb. However, the folks at Marvel Comics and Universal Studios feel the Hulk still has earning potential so they have announced plans for a sequel/reboot for next summer. Eric Bana is out as Bruce Banner and super weenie Edward Norton is in. I see where they're coming from and I don't like it. They're adopting a copy cat strategy. Look at Spider-Man. It has Tobey Maguire, the biggest weenie of them all, as its star. My fear is that other classic super hero roles will begin to be filled by weenies and losers too. What if they decide to reboot Superman (again) with Jake Gyllenhaal or what if Richard Gere gets cast as a super hero? No, I don't like this trend. If Marvel wanted to make some green on the Hulk they should have cast Mike Myers as Bruce Banner so that when he gets angry he could turn into a giant green monster that would look something like the image below.
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