Look how happy Louis is! I mean, wouldn’t you be happy too if you were getting a chance to tell green men what to do? Apparently, Reuters has broken what was supposed to be unveiled at Comic Con this week, news that Louis Leterrier would be taking over the reins of Marvel’s most emerald franchise from Ang Lee. Hulk II, from the man who brought you Danny the Dog/Unleashed and Jason Statham’s own, the coolest homosexual action franchise film ever, The Transporter 2.
I love Hulk. Love it without apologies. I think it’s the most "comic book" of all the comic book movies. It lacks any emotional resonance I’ll give you, but still I love it like a baby loves titties. I also dig this guy, so I have little to complain about, especially if the Hulk fights the Abomination on an oil slick.
Wanna know the tone of the film from the writer himself? Here it is reprinted from this scoop from Devin and Dave’s Las Vegas set visit HERE:
definitely not a remake. We’re not going to tell the origin story of
the Hulk. Reboot? It’s harder to say. I think the tone will shift. We
all loved the action [in the first one], and I like a lot of the
creature stuff and I liked the performances in the movie. What I didn’t
like was the father/son stuff. Honestly I didn’t like the dogs.
felt – weirdly since I get so much shit for fucking with the continuity
on X-Men 3, which not all of which was my doing but some of which is –
I feel like on the Hulk that was one which didn’t need to be revamped.
I didn’t like that the Hulk was something his dad injected into him as
opposed to him being a repressed guy with all this rage to unleash.
other thing is that there’s something about the tone of the TV show –
despite the fans’ insistence on going with ‘Hulk smash’ and all that
stuff- there’s something about the man on the run with a dark secret,
Jekyll and Hyde, theme that we could do more with. There wasn’t much of
that in the Hulk movie. I can’t think of one scene where he was trying
to solve his problem while keeping it a secret from anyone. To me
that’s essential to the Hulk. That’s what’s great about the Bruce Jones
run [in the comics]. When I read that, I thought, ‘This is a Hulk
movie.’ You know, with the laptop and Mr. Blue. We’re using all that
stuff. I think it uses the tone of the TV show but keeps the scope as
big as you want with a Hulk movie. The problem with the TV show is that
you don’t want a guy running around in green paint knocking walls over.
It’s a matter of combing that tone with a bigger scope, and that’s what
we’re doing. So I don’t know what to call that. I felt like we should
keep as much continuity as we can while changing the tone. That’s my
Color me at least intrigued and possibly engorged. More as it comes.