[40], Filming began on March 18, 2002, in Arizona and moved on April 19 to the San Francisco Bay Area. Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. [37] Computer animation supervisor Dennis Muren was on the set every day. Before playing the character in the MCU's The Incredible Hulk, Edward Norton was almost cast as Bruce Banner in 2003's Hulk, starring Eric Bana. Development for the film started as far back as 1990. The film is produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. [29], Hensleigh found the rewriting process too complicated and dropped out, feeling he "wasted nine months in pre-production". Bruce becomes the Hulk and fights David. It was directed by Ang Lee and stars Eric Bana , Jennifer Connelly , Sam Elliott , Josh Lucas , and Nick Nolte. Synopsis Unleash the hero within. For the 2008 film, see, "Marvel Characters holding attraction for filmmakers", https://web.archive.org/web/20141116175753/http://starkindustries.ru/Scripts/Hulk_John_Turman.pdf, "Incredible Hulk: Setting the Record Straight", https://web.archive.org/web/20160908041617/http://starkindustries.ru/Scripts/Hulk_Hensleigh.pdf, "Stewart goes boldly; renewed U fills its slate", "Countdown to 'Hulk': Screenwriter Michael France talks, "Universal Pictures to Open 'The Hulk,' Directed by Ang Lee, on June 20, 2003", "Life of Pi composer Mychael Danna on making a soundtrack sing and a director happy", "Elfman masters a monster: Score one for 'The Hulk, "An Evening with Mychael Danna on the Phone", "Hulk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]", "Hulk – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Ultra HD Review | High Def Digest", "TRAILER WATCH – Marvel's THE AVENGERS: Just Another Superhero Movie? Michael France and Stan Lee were invited into Universal's offices in 1993, with France writing the script. [34] Lee was dissatisfied with Hayter's script and commissioned Schamus for a rewrite, merging Banner's father with the Absorbing Man. The shady Major Talbot becomes interested in creating regenerating soldiers for the military-industrial complex with the research. I think that at some point when I wasn't in the room, there may have been discussions about turning it into a Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler movie. Filming for Hulk was to start in April 2000. [17] One of the many visual images in the film that presented an acting challenge for Bana was Lee's split-screen technique to mimic a comic book page panels cinematically. Frequent Ang Lee collaborator Mychael Danna was the film's original composer; however, studio executives rejected Danna's score for its non-traditional approach, which featured Japanese taiko, African drumming, and Arabic singing. [67] Paul Clinton of CNN believed the cast gave strong performances, but in an otherwise positive review, heavily criticized the computer-generated imagery, calling the Hulk "a ticked-off version of Shrek". David Banner is a genetics researcher trying to improve human DNA by experimenting on himself. 0. He becomes the Hulk and destroys the lab. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000 Video Game) Hulk. The film was nominated for Best Science Fiction Film but lost out to X2, another movie based on Marvel characters. "[8] France was writing the script on the fast track from July—September 1999. Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry. David, in a fit of rage, causes a massive explosio… The Incredible Hulk (2008) Full Cast & Crew. David Banner (not the same character as in the TV series) is a genetics researcher who experiments on himself, trying to improve human DNA. Then he co-starred in Black Hawk Down (2001), then starred in Hulk (2003). (uncredited), film scanning and recording supervisor (uncredited), chief digital model supervisor: preproduction R&D (uncredited), manager: digital production resources (uncredited), art department creative director: ILM (uncredited), digital paint and rotoscope artist (uncredited), visual effects coordinator: partial (uncredited), visual effects accountant: ILM (uncredited), visual effects coordinator: ILM (uncredited), visual effects production assistant: ILM (uncredited), digital matte technical support (uncredited), stunt coordinator (as Charlie Croughwell), stunt double: Jennifer Connelly (uncredited), second assistant camera: additional photography, second assistant camera: San Francisco additional camera, Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera, rigging gaffer: San Francisco (as Robert E. Powell), first assistant camera: additional photography (uncredited), post-production coordinator (as Elizabeth Dionne), editorial assistant / post-production assistant, assistant location manager: San Francisco (as Richard J. Betty tracks David down and asks him about Bruce. Turman wrote ten drafts and wa… John Turman, a Hulk comic book fan, was brought to write the script in 1994, getting approval from Lee. [36] Schamus said he had found the storyline that introduced Brian Banner, allowing Lee to write a drama that again explored father-son themes. Elements such as the "Gammasphere," Bruce and Betty's tragic romance, and the black ops made it to the final film. What happened is that they panicked, they brought in Danny and he heard what I've been doing and I guess he liked it."[53]. Now an Army general, Ross begins investigating and becomes concerned for Betty's safety around Bruce. His wife, Edith, soon gives birth to their son Bruce. [62], On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 62% approval rating based on 235 reviews and an average rating of 6.26/10. Unknown to them, the radiation merged with Bruce's altered DNA. [41][42][43][44] Mychael Danna, who previously collaborated with Lee on Ride with the Devil and The Ice Storm, was set to compose the film score before dropping out. France felt, "James Schamus did a significant amount of work on the screenplay. Hulk Cast and Crew "Unleash the hero within" TMDb Score. Talbot appears and attacks the enraged Bruce about the lab. The Incredible Hulk (1978-82 TV series) The Incredible Hulk (1966 animated series) Potential live-action TV series; Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Sappy, dry, dramatic and boring. Wiki Points. [52] "They did leave some of my music in the movie," said Danna, "so the Arabic singing and some of the drumming is mine. After interrogating Bruce, Ross places him under house arrest and seizes the lab. In a fit of rage, David causes the facilities' gamma reactor to explode. Betty persuades Ross to take her to the Hulk, making Bruce's love for her come through and calming him back to human form. | Young Bruce is a withdrawn and closed child, rarely outwardly expressing emotion even in extreme cases, with patches of green skin that appear when he feels intense emotions. France turned in his final drafts in late 1999 – January 2000. [56] The film received a novelization written by Hulk comic writer Peter David. Representing the government, Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross shuts down David's research after discovering his dangerous experiments. Hulk (2003 Movie) Hulk Ang Lee. With a second weekend drop of 70%, it was the first opener above $20 million to drop over 65%. "[8][38][39] France, Turman, and Schamus received final credit. [8] However, he has anger management issues before the Hulk is born, which makes everything worse. The film explores the origins of Bruce Banner. David realizes Bruce inherited his mutant DNA and attempts to find a cure. Eric Bana as Bruce Banner. David talks to Bruce at a military base in the city but has descended into megalomania. [8][14][33] Director Ang Lee and his producing partner James Schamus became involved with the film on January 20, 2001. [79] Marvel asked for Abomination's inclusion to be an actual threat to Hulk, unlike General Ross. Bruce's rage grows from the rising tensions around him and activates his gamma-radiated DNA. Bruce becomes the Hulk and injures Talbot and his henchmen. Many Hulk sightings still occur a year later since Bruce finds exile in the Amazon Rainforest as a medical camp doctor. A reboot, titled The Incredible Hulk, was released on June 13, 2008, as the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While this was not the big breakthrough, it was still a monumental role for the actress. Awakening in a hospital bed, Bruce tells Betty he feels better than ever. [8] In October 1997, Hulk had entered pre-production with the creation of prosthetic makeup and computer animation already underway. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, special makeup effects artist: KNB FX Group. The main cast, headlined by Angelina Jolie as Thena and Richard Madden as Ikaris, was announced at the July 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, with Gemma Chan cast as Sersi the next month. Just weeks before the film's release, several workprints leaked on the Internet. (uncredited). Filming of Hulk constituted hiring 3,000 local workers, generating over $10 million into the local economy. Johnny Kastl and Daniel Dae Kim have small roles as soldiers. [51] While instructing to retain much of the character of Danna's score, Lee pushed Elfman to write material that didn't sound like his previous superhero scores. Hulk explores the origins of the Hulk, which is partially attributed to Banner's father's experiments on himself, and on his son. [55] And a 70-second teaser trailer was attached to Spider-Man on May 3, 2002. Followers. In December 2001, a theatrical release date was announced for June 20, 2003, with the film's title as The Hulk. Series 2 "Hulk Humvee" 2003. Mark Ruffalo made his first appearance as the new Incredible Hulk as Marvel unveiled the complete cast for The Avengers film at Comic-Con Saturday. [78] Upon the film's release, screenwriter James Schamus started to plan a sequel, featuring Hulk's Grey Hulk persona and considered to use The Leader and the Abomination as villains. [31][32], France stated his vision of the film was different from the other drafts, which based Bruce Banner on his "amiable, nerdy genius" incarnation in the 1960s. A soundtrack album was released on June 17, 2003, by Decca Records. Marks), assistant location manager (as Perri Fichtner), location assistant: additional photoraphy (uncredited), assistant location manager: San Francisco (uncredited), location assistant: San Francisco (uncredited), location manager: San Francisco (uncredited), location manager: Sequoia National Forrest (uncredited), location manager: additional photography (uncredited), location assistant: additional photography (uncredited), orchestra contractor (as Debbie Datz-Pyle), musician: trombone (as Dick Nash) / musician: trombone, assistant production coordinator: re-shoots, assistant production coordinator: San Francisco, assistant production office coordinator: Porterville, assistant production coordinator: Bay Area & Victorville, CA, production assistant (as Matthew A. Rubin), production assistant / production assistant: re-shoots, additional production assistant (uncredited), office production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited), production assistant: yU+Co. Graig Robertson. Meanwhile, David subjects himself to the nanomeds and gammasphere, becoming able to meld with and absorb the properties of anything he touches. With 37 days to compose over two hours of music, Elfman agreed out of respect to Lee. Then Ross puts the 4-year-old Bruce into foster care. 2003 MAISTO MARVEL INCREDIBLE HULK HUMMER H2 1:37 DIECAST VEHICLE. $20 million was already spent on script development, computer animation, and prosthetics work. David reappears, working as a janitor in the lab building, and begins infiltrating Bruce's life. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski were also brought on board to rewrite, with Hensleigh still attached as director. Gregory Sporleder was cast as "Novak", Banner's archenemy, while Lynn "Red" Williams was cast as a convict who transforms into a combination of human, ant, and beetle. Eternals is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019). | Universal's concept was to have the Hulk battle terrorists, an idea France disliked. They're presumed dead after Ross orders a Gamma Charge Bomb to end the fight. Follow 1683. Schamus elected to get solo credit. [21] Universal had mixed feelings over Turman's script, but future screenwriters would use many elements. [8], Michael Tolkin and David Hayter rewrote the script afterward, despite the producers' positive response over France's script. The army tranquilizes and takes Bruce to an enormous underground desert base the next morning. He tries to kill Bruce but accidentally stabs Edith, causing a traumatized Bruce to suppress the memories. [18] Michael France and Stan Lee were invited into Universal's offices in 1993, with France writing the script. From March to August 2002, Hulk was mostly shot in California, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. [57], Hulk was released on VHS and DVD on October 28, 2003. This technique required many more takes of individual scenes than usual. After hours, David meets him, revealing their relationship and hinting at Bruce's mutation. The "Don't make me angry..." line from the TV series became the dialogue that Banner's father would say before beating his son. Nick Nolte as Father. special effects makeup artist: KNB Effects Group Inc. production associate (as Pawel Araszkewicz), second second assistant director (as Maria Battle Campbell), first assistant director (as Artist Robinson), first assistant director: additional photography, adr assistant editor (as Jessica Bellfort Rankin), re-recording mixer (international versions), dubbing supervisor: international versions, dialogue editor (as Ewa Sztompke-Oatfield), sound: green screen production (uncredited), assistant sound designer (uncredited) / sound effects recordist (uncredited), animatronics effects supervisor/puppeteer, special effects foreman (as Scott Fisher), mold/technical department: K.N.B. Forum Posts. 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