I’d heard various names bandied about for the upcoming second attempt at the Hulk, but the winner has turned out to be a delightful surprise.
Edward Norton has been set by Marvel Studios to play Bruce Banner in Universal Pictures “The Incredible Hulk”, which is set for a June 13th 2008 release reports The BBC.
The new film begins with Banner on the run, trying to avoid capture long enough to cure the condition that turns him into a misunderstood green menace.
The choice marks a return to more mainstream fare for the acclaimed young actor after two indie films and last year’s sleeper hit “The Illusionist.”
Filming begins this summer in Toronto under the helm of Louis Leterrier (“Transporter 2,” “Unleashed”) and is said to have a less self-serious take on the material than Ang Lee’s 2003 effort.