- Dec 16, 2009
oh god, no, I never meant the Ang Lee Hulk. sorry yes the incredible hulk. always thought Incredible Hulk came first.RossaLincoln said:EDIT: also don't worry, not at all douchey. Fun question, in fact.Mr Ink 5000 said:I dont mean to be a douche, because I really enjoyed reading this, but didn't this all start with Hulk, not Iron Man?
The Eric Bana/Ang Lee Hulk from 2003 doesn't count because it was a different studio, as Marvel didn't have the rights all to itself. After the rights reverted fully to Marvel, they produced the 2008 film as a reboot to bring the hulk into the same continuity as Iron Man.
Note that the 2008 film even gives hulk a different origin: In the 2003 film, it was blah blah DNA research blah blah boosted immune systems and strength for soldiers blah blah Bruce had been experimented on as a child. Convoluted nonsense really. In the 2008 film, it's expressly stated that the military was conducting research into the super soldier serum that produced Captain America back in the 40s, but had lied to Bruce Banner about it (telling him that it was research into helping create immunity to gamma radiation poisoning), and thus caused his accident that creates his hulking problem.
Also, Iron Man came out in April, 2008. The Incredible Hulk came out in June, 2008.
Sidenote: I remain convinced that the reason TIH underperformed is that it came out far too soon after Iron Man. Had they waited until Fall, or the following spring, there would have been more time to prime the audience for the idea of shared continuity. And we'd be guaranteed Planet Hulk, which I WANT SO BADLY.
I think another standalone Hulk is likely with how popular he is after avengers, although I guess how well Guardians does depends on whether the risk of a Planet Hulk is worth it for Disney