Who Is Going To Be The “VOICE” Of The Hulk In Avengers 2? It’s LOU FERRIGNO Of Course!!!

At Wonder Con 2014, Nuke The Fridge met up with legendary body builder Lou Ferrigno.  He was asked what he has in the works next and if he’ll be back for Avengers: Age of Ultron! Lou Ferrigno replied by saying YES, he will be doing the voice over work for The Hulk.

Ferrigno is best known for playing The Hulk in the The Incredible Hulk TV show from 1977-1982.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Joss Whedon on S.H.I.E.L.D., Hulk, and DC Movie Universe

Of course, no matter where Joss Whedon goes or who he talks to, everyone is going to want to know about what’s going on in Marvel’s cinematic universe. In a recent interview with Deadline the director talked about a few of the hot topics surrounding Marvel. He discusses his work on S.H.I.E.L.D., his consulting gig, the Hulk solo movie, and even talks about what he thinks of DC’s movie universe. There’s nothing really new or revealing here, but I think it’s fun reading his interviews. Here what ha had to say about…

His S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series:

That was fun to do, but again, too much work. The idea of the Little Guy is something that I am very fierce about, and there has never been a better Little Guy than Clark Gregg. That intrigued me, this world around the superhero community. It’s the people whose shop windows get blown up when the Destroyer shows up. It’s the more intimate stories that belong on television that we can really tap into the visual style and ethos, and even some of the mythology, of the Marvel movies. I think we’ve put together another really great ensemble headed by Clark. And how much it’s actually seeding or hinting or reacting to what’s going on in the movies is something we’ll let play out as we go. For me the most important thing is that people fall in love with it on its own merits, rather than constantly asking, “Is there gonna be an Avenger?” Well, there’s not gonna be a Hulk because that guy’s too expensive. 

I will be as involved as I can be – mostly on a story level. On the TV show I can say, “No, do it my way.” I’m just trying to keep it exciting and meaningful and surprising.

His Marvel Consulting Gig: 

I understand what Kevin [Feige] is going for and where he’s heading, and I read the scripts and watch cuts and talk to the directors and writers and give my opinion. Occasionally there could be some writing. But I’m not trying to get in anybody’s soup, I’m just trying to be helpful. Every time you work on a project it’s a little vacation from the project you’re working on the other 23 hours. That’s the thing – it replenishes you to do something else. And they’re very aware that if I’m too tired or busy to help with anything, that’s fine. But if I can help and not get in the way of the actual filmmakers, that’s what I’m going to do. 

A Solo Hulk Movie:

The Hulk is the most difficult Marvel property because it’s always about balance. Is he a monster? Is he a hero? Are you going to root for a protagonist who spends all his time trying to stop the reason you came to the movie from happening? It’s always a dance. I don’t think the first two movies nailed it, but I don’t envy them the task. It was easier to have him in a group than to build everything around him. I don’t think there would be any problem getting a movie together that had enough Banner, even if there was also Hulk. But if he was only Hulk for the entire movie I think Mark [Ruffalo] at some point would go, why am I here? I would be less inclined to pursue a storyline where the Hulk is only ever the Hulk. Mark [Ruffalo] and I loved the Hulk and went over and over the concept of rage and how it should manifest, and that part of it was fascinating to both of us. But when it comes time for the Hulk he has to put on the silliest damn pajamas you ever saw, a tiara made of balls, and a bunch of dots on his face and growl around like an idiot. The real heart of the experience ultimately becomes playing Banner. And people fell in love with Banner because I think Mark has you from the first time he shows up.

The DC Cinematic Universe:

I don’t keep that close an eye on it. But I loved Batman Begins so much and thought Christopher Nolan nailed Batman in a way that nobody ever had. It couldn’t be more different from The Avengers, and the Marvel and DC universes are different animals. If they actually crack the code which has not been done in terms of creating a shared sensibilities where all the movies are interesting and come together, I’m going to be thrilled. I have no fear that we’re going to be stepping on each others’ turf. 

It’s not easy. It’s not a simple trick. The Marvel properties with the exception of Batman who has often been described as the Marvel character in the DC universe are much easier to translate to a modern audience. Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern are so far above us and their powers are amorphous and that makes it 10 times harder. Even when you’re doing a fight, it’s harder to write a fight for Thor than it is for Captain America because he’s that much stronger. I loved what I was doing on Wonder Woman. Clearly I was an excited party of one. I wrote the movie, I felt good about the characters, the structure needed work, I did another outline, they read it and were done. There wasn’t even a phone call.

Whedon landed a great gig at Marvel, and it’s exciting to hear about and see the things he’s working on!

Can u make a successful HULK movie? Joss Whedon says ……

The Avengers director Joss Whedon is out touring his new movie Much Ado About Nothing, and of course everyone just wants to talk about The Avengers 2 and the rest of the Marvel Universe. While attending the Glassgow Film Festival Whedon was asked if it was possible to make a good Hulk movie, and this was his response,

Yes. But it would be very, very hard. Hulk is a tricky son of a bitch. He’s the Claudio of superheroes. Because the problem is it’s a very popular character, but it’s not a superhero. Half of it’s a superhero, half of it’s a werewolf. And you can’t structure it like a superhero movie, you can’t light it like a superhero movie. How do you develop that? It would be extremely difficult. The one thing you would have in your favour would be Mark Ruffalo. But right now I don’t know if they have plans to do that or not, because he works so well as part of a greater whole, but by himself, it’s tough. I don’t envy the guys who went before.

The first two Hulk movies both had their strengths and weaknesses, but I wasn’t blown away by either one of them. The Avengers was the first movie where the Hulk shined. It gave me hope that one day we would see the mind blowing Hulk film we’ve all been waiting for.

Earlier this month a rumor hit the internet that Marvel was looking to develop a live-action Planet Hulk movie. I would love it if this happened! It’s the perfect story to tell for the Hulk that fans would go crazy for. With Guardians of the Galaxy expanding the Marvel cinematic universe deeper into the cosmos, it makes perfect sense to me that Planet Hulk could be implemented into the movie universe.

One day we’re going to see another Hulk film, but it probably isn’t going to happen until phase four of Marvel’s plan. Other than Whedon, who else do you think could direct a Hulk movie?

Tron Style Hulk vs Iron Man !!!

Fellow programs! For your entertainment we have two Users battling to the death. We have the strength of the Hulk vs the ingenuity of Iron Man.

Gladiators, welcome to games of The Grid!

Refusing to fight will result in immediate de-resolution.

(Thanks: The Boog!!!)

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The Adventures of Lil’ Deadpool and Hulk ……

Here’s another fun piece of comic geek art from Marco D’Alfonso called “Adventures of Lil’ Deadpool and Hulk.” This is the same artist that brought us other cool pieces such as Iron Giant Vs. Optimus Prime, Evil Takes a Break, Deadpool as Walter White and Deadpool and Boba Fett at Disney World.

D’Alfonso has a fun style and vision for the characters that he reimagines. I’ve found a lot of his work very humorous. Deadpool is definitely one of his favorite subjects.

WRECK-IT-BANE Mashup Art !!!

The Dark Knight Rises and Wreck-It-Ralph were a lot of fun, and so is this cool mashup art by BossBattle. In this piece Bane steps in for Ralph, and he looks angrier than ever. Check out another piece of cool mashup art that combines Hulk from The Avengers taking on Ralph. (via OneSoulLost)

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Pokemon Avengers Assemble !!!

As much as we’ve enjoyed imaging our own Pokémon/Marvel Comics mahsups here at  ComicsAlliance, there are always more skilled artists embracing their mutual  fandoms to celebrate. Take Feriowind,  who has coupled the stars of The Avengers movie with adorable pocket  monsters in a series of illustrations you may love with all your heart (gold)  and soul (silver). The Avengers/Pokémon pairings are fun because they don’t just  focus on the power attributes of each character, but also their personality  types. Thor, for example, can be seen hanging with a number of electric-type  buds like Pichu, while Nick Fury kicks it with Mewtwo and Agent Phil Coulson  works alongside Gallade. A 22-year-old student at SVA in New York City, the  artist is currently selling all 13 of her “Pokévengers” pieces in the form of  5X7″ prints, which cost $23 as a set, $3 solo, or $5 for two  (plus $1-2 for shipping, depending on whether you live in the US). Of course, if  you’d like something a bit more custom, Feriowind also takes sketch commissions. You can check out Feriowind’s  Pokévengers, plus The Amazing Spider-Man and his Poképals, after the  cut.

[Via Feriowind/DA]

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HULK Unable to Smash! Guillermo del Toro Gives Update on the HULK TV Series

Even though the The Hulk TV series was announced before Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. series it’s taking a little bit longer to move into development. S.H.I.E.L.D. is already starting to cast, but the Hulk series is currently at a stand still. According to Guillermo del Toro, the reason the series is slow moving is because they are still waitng for a certain writer to become available so it can be re-written.

Right now all I know is the official word I was given is that there’s a writer they want. They are very interested in me meeting with him. He’s very, very busy. The official word is we are holding, but I don’t know… After ‘Avengers’ having the success it had, perhaps the fate of the project may change. Right now officially what I know – and I’m not hiding anything off the record or anything – is that we were told we were waiting for this writer, and we were going to do it with him.

I’m curious to find out who this writer is that they are waiting on. He must be pretty damn good to wait this long. The filmmaker goes on to talk about other superheroes he’d like to bring to life,

[T]he superheroes I like and that I would like to get involved with are all monsters. Be it Swamp Thing, Etrigan [the Demon], Doctor Strange – which is not a monster, but [a dark fantasy]. Certainly supernatural. I would love Morbius [the Living Vampire], Blade – they have to be monsters for me to be involved.

I’m excited to see Del Toro’s vision of the Hulk brought to life, but which of the monsterous comic book characters he mentioned above would you like to see him take on in the future?

Hulk Vs. Iron Man’s Hulk Buster!

Check out this incredible piece of geek art featuring the Hulk facing off against Iron Man in his Hulk Buster armor… so badass. It was created by CGHUB artist hanho, and this is something I want to see come to life in one of Marvel’s future film insallments! Make it happen Marvel!

Networks Pass on ‘Punisher’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ TV Shows, but ‘Hulk’ Still in Play

You might think, after successfully reinventing the superhero movie genre with a series that has just hit a high point with the multiple-record-breaking The Avengers movie, that television networks would be eager for a piece of the Marvel superhero pie. Turns out, you’d be partially wrong: Of the most recent flurry of Marvel properties vying for live action television adaptations, currently only one is showing much strength. But then, we already knew that Hulk is the strongest of them all.

During a conversation with reporters ahead of the official upfront presentation to advertisers, ABC entertainment president Paul Lee revealed that, while the network was still developing a Hulk TV series with Marvel TV and Guillermo Del Toro, the network had passed on a series based on Brian Michael Bendis’ cult favorite detective series Alias. Telling reporters that, despite the latter show stalling, he’d like to “see some Marvel projects come to television,” Lee confirmed that Hulk is still a go, if a somewhat delayed one. “It wasn’t going to be ready this season but we hope it’s going to be ready for next season,” he explained.

AKA Jessica Jones — renamed from Alias to avoid confusion with the ABC series starring Jennifer Garner — had been in the works since December 2010, with Twilight and Dexter veteran Melissa Rosenberg producing and writing the pilot script. Hulk has been in preparation a couple of months longer, with Del Toro and Battlestar Galactica‘s David Eick in place as executive producers. According to Del Toro, despite the character’s prominence in Avengers, the television series would take place in a different continuity – something that may ultimately doom the project if Disney decides to move ahead with a full-scale movie spin-off for the character from the hit Joss Whedon flick.

While ABC is keeping the familial synergy alive (The network, like Marvel, is owned by Walt Disney Co.), Fox seems to be closing the door on its partnership with Marvel TV with the news that its potential Punisher television series – co-created with Criminal Minds‘ Ed Bernero – has also met an untimely end with the network not picking up the pilot. Unlike the promising AKA Jessica Jones, however, this one might be considered a mercy killing; according to sources, the series would have recast Frank Castle as an NYPD cop who went after those who slipped through the fingers of the system by himself after clocking out every night. Somehow, I don’t think that would’ve really appealed to fans of the merciless, messed-up character as written by Greg Rucka, Garth Ennis or Jason Aaron…

[Via THR, The Wrap]

 

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