Mark Ruffalo has evolved the Hulk in many ways over the last decade. The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier finally speaks on how Ruffalo’s take in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has strayed from his own vision with Edward Norton.
The Incredible Hulk is a forgotten gem from the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While certainly a mixed bag of quality, it’s clear director Louis Leterrier had a clear vision for the character before Edward Norton was recast from the role in favor of Mark Ruffalo. While speaking about Ruffalo’s version of the character, Leterrier said its “very far” from the Hulk he envisioned:
“Hulk is a complex character within the Marvel Universe,” Leterrier told ComicBook.com. “You want the primeval Hulk… the rage Hulk. And then when you go Grey Hulk and Smart Hulk you lose that a little bit and you get a little bit more kiddish with it.”
“But that was the fun of where I was in my movie, with the access to consciousness and all that stuff. That was really fun. And that’s what I was aiming to do. But take my time with it. Because there’s so many characters they want it all fast [laughs]. I like She-Hulk, but then you know, yoga between Hulk and… I was like ‘Okay! yeah, we’re very far from my Hulk.'”
While Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk is certainly a departure from Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk, that’s part of the beauty of comics. For fans of Edward Norton’s take on the character, his story still exists, while also allowing Ruffalo to continue beyond what Norton was interested in pursuing with the MCU. Though given certain fans’ disdain for Professor Hulk, it may have been best to leave the yoga out of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
When can fans expect to see She-Hulk again?
Although there has been no official announcement regarding a second season for She-Hulk, Tatiana Maslany’s Jennifer Walters is expected to appear in upcoming Marvel movies like Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and its follow-up Secret Wars. With the MCU exploring the concept of the multiverse in recent projects like Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s possible that She-Hulk could make an appearance in different universes or interact with alternate versions of familiar characters.
Created by Stan Lee and John Buscema, She-Hulk first appeared in the pages of Marvel’s Savage She-Hulk #1 in 1979. Also known as Jennifer Walters, She-Hulk is the cousin of Bruce Banner AKA The Hulk and gains her powers after receiving a blood transfusion from him. Unlike Banner, Walters is able to retain her personality and intelligence while transformed into She-Hulk.
Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law stars Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
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