Pressure on the Hulk sequel
With Iron Man firmly opening the summer blockbuster season with a cool $109 million box office take in North America, the next Marvel superhero movie in the pipeline has its work cut out for it.
A lot of pressure is going to be put on The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton and directed by Louis Leterrier and if internal struggles are to be believed that pressure has started even before the final cut has been approved. According to rumors, Norton and Leterrier wanted a cut of the movie that was “meditative”, character driven and will clock in at two and a half hours. But Marvel Entertainment executives wanted the most commercial movie that they can make — one that is filled with action sequences and will run for just an hour and a half. Norton has already issued a statement denying the rumors. But I think there is truth to the infighting. Norton is not the type of guy who would want to appear in a straight popcorn flick. I am a big fan of the Ang Lee Hulk and Norton’s and Leterrier’s take on the big green monster is what I am hoping to see. I don’t want to leave my brain outside the theater when I watch a movie and a dumbed down version is definitely not something I will support.