The Incredible Hulk has had a roller coaster of a life in film. Fans fell in love with Mark Ruffalo’s portrayal of the character in 2012’s The Avengers, and many are very fond of the Edward Norton version that was released in 2008. There’s another one however, the big green’s cinematic debut in 2003 that was directed by Ang Lee that many fans are not that crazy about.
Hulk is often cited by many as one of the weakest superhero films, particularly for its attempt to create a more artistic version of the story instead of an outright action adventure film. In the film, Eric Bana starred as Bruce Banner and in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, he says he doesn’t regret making the film.
“I’m proud of what it tried to do. I apologize to all those people who were so angry about it…I’m fascinated by the people who hated that movie and feel compelled to watch it again, which always blows my mind. But, yeah, it is what it is and I certainly don’t regret doing it.”
The franchise potential ended for the film when it failed to take off at the box office, though Bana is thankful there weren’t any sequels.
“I think I’m so lucky it didn’t happen….One of the things I was most fearful of at the time is it being a huge success…If I had done three Hulks, it would have wiped out — and it always takes a long time to do those movies — so it would take six of my movies off the table.”
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