Over the last few days I’ve attended a few junkets and seen a lot of movies. While I have a ton to post and write up, this bit of news has to be posted right now.
At the Spiderman 3 junket earlier today I was able to ask Avi Arad some questions about the new Hulk movie and he basically let it slip that the new Hulk will be GREY, not green.
Frosty: With the Hulk coming next year you have to be far along with the script and I’m curious what can you tell us about the story and are you going to incorporate any of the CGI that you developed for the first film or the effects?
Avi: None. No. It's a new Hulk, new direction, new size, new color, new attitude. Anything that was done before is not in this movie. It's a very different kind of Hulk. It's more of a love story; it's more of a heroic Hulk. It's a kind of Hulk we loved in the show, so it's kind of more influenced by the show than anything else. It's very human, very touching, and huge action. Louis Leterrier has a unique filming style that will be great here and it’s going to be spectacular.
Frosty: Any truth to a grey Hulk?
(When I asked that question he seemed almost taken aback, like he wasn’t ready for it even though he had just said “new color”) Then, after a pause, he said, “We’ll see, I don’t know.”
While no one in the room followed up with any questions about will the Hulk have Bruce’s intelligence or be just the angry monster…at least we got something cool.
So here is the best part - if you want to listen to this part of the interview where Avi talks new Hulk click here. He also talks about how they got Edward Norton to play the role and how Edward originally turned down playing the Hulk in Ang Lee’s version.
And if you would like to listen to the entire interview with Avi Arad, Grant Curtis & Laura Ziskin click here. It runs over twenty minutes but we cover everything – new Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman sequels, tons of great stuff.
But I need to warn you…. spoilers are discussed for Spiderman 3 so you might not want to listen to the entire interview until you’ve seen the movie.
Much more coming soon.