By: FOD Wire
Marvel to Remake ‘Hulk’ for Third Time in 2012
Hollywood, CA- Predicting the failure of the newest film version of The Incredible Hulk , Marvel Studios has already greenlit a completely retooled movie adaptation of the Stan Lee comic for 2012.
A partial cast and crew for the reboot, entitled The Hulk: Incredible was leaked to AintItCoolNews.com on Wednesday. Scrubs star Zach Braff is set to take over the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk, Juno 's Ellen Page has been signed to play Betty Ross, and Paul Giamatti joins the cast as the villainous Bi-Beast. Jerry Maguire writer/director Cameron Crowe will helm the superhero pic.
The Ang Lee version of Hulk was released in 2003 and featured Eric Bana as the titular hero. A second adaptation, The Incredible Hulk , starring Edward Norton is set to be released Friday.
Marvel Studio's President of Production, Kevin Feige explained the studio's reasoning: “Marvel has an undying faith in the Incredible Hulk property. After the first film didn't connect with audiences, we thought casting the role of the Hulk with a smart, sensitive actor would help. But test screening results show that Edward Norton just isn't nebbishy enough. We promise to push it even further next time out.”
The Hulk: Incredible will also feature original songs by Iron & Wine, The Decemberists, and Belle and Sebastian.
“Instead of a climactic fight scene, Cameron has written a thrilling sequence in which the Hulk listens to a mix tape,” says Feige. “The Hulk: Incredible will be a superhero movie with more heart and brains than the two previous Hulk movies combined.”
“Third time will be a charm,” adds Feige. “The fans deserve a Hulk franchise that is good enough to last a few sequels. And if it doesn't work, we can always recast and start from scratch again.”