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The Incredible Hulk was the second feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was released just six weeks after Iron Man debuted in theaters, and it would be the last MCU movie until Iron Man 2 in 2010. The movie also arrived five years after Ang Lee’s movie Hulk was released in theaters.
The film starred Edward Norton as the title hero along with Liv Tyler as his love interest, Betty Brant; William Hurt as her father, General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross; with Tim Blake Nelson as Bruce Banner’s ally, Samuel Sterns; and Tim Roth as antagonist Emil Blonsky, aka Abomination.
French filmmaker Louis Leterrier directed the movie, having made the first two Transporter films with Jason Statham beforehand. The movie went on to make just $263 million at the worldwide box office, making it the lowest-grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, but outgrossing 2003’s Hulk by just $18 million.
Despite the ending of the film that serves as prime sequel bait, The Hulk would stay dormant from the big screen until 2012’s The Avengers where Mark Ruffalo would take on the role from Norton.