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Exclusive: New Incredible Hulk Pics
Edward Norton is not happy

27 February 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  

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With a new trailer imminent and the actual movie less than four months away, Universal has provided us with two exclusive new shots from The Incredible Hulk, which both appear in the new issue of Empire, on sale from Friday. You can click the images below for a closer look.

The first image shows Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, on the verge of some major hulking out. The second gives the first look at William Hurt as General Ross.

We also spoke to the director Louis Letterier, who filled us in on what to expect from the return of the big green meanie.


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"We didn't want to make a cerebral movie," he says of comparisons to Ang Lee's earlier film. "We wanted full action, Hulk smashing stuff up. But Edward Norton's script has given Bruce's story real gravitas – Marvel has always made their superhero movies with great actors to make it tangible and Ed has nailed it here. Admittedly, I'm not the most adult director, but just because we're making a superhero movie, it doesn't just have to appeal to 13-year-old boys. Edward and I both see superheroes as the new Greek gods, so there's a classical undercurrent to Bruce's psycho-drama. It's Prometheus, Pandora's Box, Hercules...but with explosions!" That's what we always felt was missing in the Greek myths.

For much more on The Incredible Hulk, including Letterier on The Abomination, pick up the next issue of Empire this Friday. Click the cover below to preview the rest of the exciting new issue.

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RE: actor choice
Edited - double post. More

Posted by Workshed at 15:27 on 05 March 2008 | Report This Post

RE: actor choice
There should be a speech bubble next to his head reading "YOU BLEW MY CAAVA!!!"p; More

Posted by Workshed at 17:18 on 03 March 2008 | Report This Post

hulk
i hope its better than the fist one lol More

Posted by kermit31 at 13:45 on 01 March 2008 | Report This Post

Finally this picture has an explanation as to why BRUCE Banner's pants actually fit the Hulk. They're fucking huge! This movie should be great if its made like comic movies should be, just badass action and because its the Hulk, loads of things getting destroyed. That's what the public wants so give it to them! Ang Lee's movie wasn't bad, but it wasn't what comic book lovers wanted. No more luvvy dubby nonsense! Ang Lee! You are not welcome here! Bring on the noise! More

Posted by Ash_G at 19:26 on 29 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: actor choice
I don't know why they didn't bring Eric Bana back - he was great as David Banner but let down by an overlong and slightly tedious movie More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 16:29 on 29 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
SHOW ME THE HULK!!!!!!! More

Posted by CORLEONE at 16:07 on 29 February 2008 | Report This Post

totally agree boredbluek great movie. i More

Posted by momentlondon2 at 14:38 on 29 February 2008 | Report This Post

UM, ACTUALLY........
The most grown up comic book movie has to be Unbreakable, which is by some degree M.Night Shamalan's best movie and perhaps the only one which demanded a sequel. If you haven't seen it shame on you, if you have seen it and don't agree, well then you're wrong. More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 00:04 on 29 February 2008 | Report This Post

Ang Lee did a good job...
...I likedthe last Hulk film. it was the most grown up a comic book film is ever likely to get and still be a comic book film.This new one looks promising though, more Hulk action backed up by (hopefull) a decent story should be SMASHING (arf arf. ahem, sorry). More

Posted by giddig at 21:26 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: actor choice
yes i am agree with you paul is a good choice ...( the media spok about brad pitt 1 year ago ) so wait and see :) More

Posted by parisis at 20:45 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

Hulk
Am I the only one who actually really loved Ang Lee's Hulk movie. I thought it was a relly beautiful film with a cracking cast. I loved the scenes where the Hulk starts to calm down and notices small things like the algee and a withered desert plant, it goes quiet, his breathing calms and BOOM. A rocket explodes next to him. Great stuff. That movie was all about anger. As someone with a terrible unrational violent temper (im Welsh) i can really understand that film. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 13:06 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: actor choice
L: parisis when i see ed in this movie, it's so a good choice , like keaton in batman, maguire in spiderman, downey jr in iron man... except affleck in daredevil...8( I hope owen wilson in flash, josh lucas in captain america, j.phoenix in rocketer : ) sp; Sorry to start up the whole "who should play who thing" (we all love to do it though), but Josh Lucas is no Captain America,....Paul Walker has that part in the bag if you ask me!     More

Posted by lukeyboy at 12:37 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

Can't Wait
Looks great so far and they have taken the Batman begins Angle of making the film more raw and less comic book. Batman still rules but this could be a close 2nd. More

Posted by placepeople at 09:13 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

Can't Wait
Looks great so far and they have taken the Batman begins Angle of making the film more raw and less comic book. Batman still rules but this could be a close 2nd. More

Posted by placepeople at 09:13 on 28 February 2008 | Report This Post

"question is... has Ed been hitting the Gym sledge-hammer hard, or is that CG muscle?" Ed Norton ALWAYS had a GREAT body!!! Can't wait for this! More

Posted by Eva226 at 22:57 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

As long as there is no poodle in this one, I am there. More

Posted by Deacon Frost at 22:05 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

Until we see the big green fella I'll reserve judgement on this. More

Posted by Taz69 at 22:05 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

Ed Norton really ought to see a GP about that constipation. More

Posted by oki9Sedo at 18:54 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

He may not be angry
maybe someones tickling his feet.... More

Posted by timthemonkey at 18:53 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

I just CANNOT wait to see the trailer for this film, HURRY UP YOU KNOBS! More

Posted by Hughezy at 18:25 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

Yes!!!
Gagging for this. If only to see Norton/ Hulk twat the fuck out of everything. More

Posted by Quolm at 18:16 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: How it is...
L: Cameron1975Williams Ang Lee's HULK was for smart people and this Hulk is for the other 95% who didn't get it. sp; I total agree.I have the whole Marvelcollection in my shelf (minus X3 and DD) Ang Lees Hulk is the one wearing my DVDplayer hardest, with the nonDolph Punisher on a good second place.     More

Posted by Overmind at 17:50 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

actor choice
when i see ed in this movie, it's so a good choice , like keaton in batman, maguire in spiderman, downey jr in iron man... except affleck in daredevil...8( I hope owen wilson in flash, josh lucas in captain america, j.phoenix in rocketer : ) More

Posted by parisis at 16:48 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

hurts hair...
is fucking hilarious. really, damn funny. heres hoping the rest of the special effects are a bit better, because that is one of the all time worst movie rugs... More

Posted by magnusbarfod at 16:18 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

question is... has Ed been hitting the Gym sledge-hammer hard, or is that CG muscle? More

Posted by Adrian at 15:56 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

". Admittedly, I'm not the most adult director" i think louis letterier has earned a bit of respect in my books for saying that. :) More

Posted by kumar at 15:38 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

Shameless
Empire is a great magazine...there is no need to plug it so heavily in the news stories. It's out on Friday. We get it! More

Posted by monkfishjoe at 15:12 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

How it is...
Ang Lee's HULK was for smart people and this Hulk is for the other 95% who didn't get it. More

Posted by Cameron1975Williams at 14:39 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Exclusive: New Incredible Hulk Pics
I'm loving the Greek Gods analogy,...sounds great if that is truly what their trying to acheive with this. I really liked Ang Lee's version though,...i thought the direction was superb and the action was awesome. My only crtitisism was with the casting. Louis Letterier's version seems to have been perfectly cast, and we know he can do action, i'm just a bit worried about the direction, .....although saying that,...if Norton's got anything to say about it (which he undoubtedly has) we& More

Posted by lukeyboy at 14:35 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: I can see the head, just one more push.....
William Hurt looks pretty damn good as General Ross! More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 14:26 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

I can see the head, just one more push.....
It does look cool, a bit of a difference from the "Ed in a vest" pic from a few months ago, but I guess he'll poilish himself up thoughout the film. And are those the infinitely stretchable Hulk-pants (TM) he's wearing? I'm looking forward to a trailer for this. As for Ed looking too weedy for this, check out the Ultimate Avengers cartoon, Banner's supposed to look like a wuss. Also, I wouldn't have recognised Hurt in that pic, nice job. More

Posted by the ageless stranger at 13:36 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: A bit weEDy looking
L: willhanlan Don't get me wrong, Ed Norton is an awesome actor and i was excited to hear he was going to be the Hulk! But there's something about this new shot i don't like, he looks too...weedy. I know Bruce Banner is a scientist but in the cartoons he was a pretty buff scientist. This pic of Ed is how i would imagine McLovin looking if he went Hulk, anyone agree? sp; Well Bill Bixby was hardly ripped was he? And Norton looks a more believable scientist compared to the bigger buff More

Posted by broonie at 13:34 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

Looks Good!
Looks interesting. I'm not a big fan of the Hulk but am a big fan of Ed Norton, and the fact he wrote the screenplay makes it doubly (is that a word?) interesting. On another note, anyone notice the sentence at the bottom of Hurt's picture? Paris Hilton's latest movie averages four people per screen in the U.S? Hoorah!! Hopefully she will bugger off now!! More

Posted by Jinder at 13:27 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

A bit weEDy looking
Don't get me wrong, Ed Norton is an awesome actor and i was excited to hear he was going to be the Hulk! But there's something about this new shot i don't like, he looks too...weedy. I know Bruce Banner is a scientist but in the cartoons he was a pretty buff scientist. This pic of Ed is how i would imagine McLovin looking if he went Hulk, anyone agree? More

Posted by willhanlan at 13:25 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: curiousness
that was dissapointing.  i was expecting to see a LITTLE bit of green. Im glad Ross has got a broken arm, Elliot played him as a right bastard in the last one ut yeah, i was wanting to see the Hulk. arent these, other than the other two with him in a chair and holding a vial the only 4 pictures released? More

Posted by kumar at 13:22 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

RE: curiousness
L: Bowl of Wrong You sure that's William Hurt? Looks nothing like him! 00% sure. It's him. More

Posted by Olly Richards at 13:15 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

Mad
Seriously Ed, what is with the poo face. Na. in all seriousness this is looking better by the minute, and I don't know about anyone else but I think Hurt looks better as General Ross than Sam Elliot did. Anyone agree? More

Posted by tallaght24 at 13:08 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

curiousness
You sure that's William Hurt? Looks nothing like him! More

Posted by Bowl of Wrong at 13:08 on 27 February 2008 | Report This Post

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