Kevin Feige and Marvel really want us to like the Hulk's new look. In a recent interview, he spoke about a few changes they've made to the character and how Mark Ruffalo's casting has influenced his facial design. It sounds like the Hulk's getting a makeover!
For the most part, the Hulk has been nothing more than a CGI fest that's required little to no input from his Bruce Banner alter ego. But that type of laziness won't slide in The Avengers.
"The most important thing is that face," said Feige. "As you can already see in that concept painting, it is—more than any Hulk that's ever been done in live action—a Hulk that lets you see the actor in there. You will be able to see Ruffalo in there. That was a big revelation for us. It's just a concept painting, but in that you can see the [influence of Marvel Comics pioneer and original Hulk artist Jack] Kirby, as people have already pointed out, but also, and equally important in this case, Ruffalo's eyes and his cheek structure. It is him."
The rest of the Hulk's body has also gone through some changes. He might not be as big and brawny as we've seen in the past.
According to Feige, "He'll be about the same size he was in The Incredible Hulk [which was about 9 feet tall], or maybe a little bit smaller. His muscles won't be quite as cut. We figure he's been the Hulk now for a few years and [his physique is changing]. He's not as cut or as ripped as he was in The Incredible Hulk."
This tidbit of info gives us high hopes for what to expect next summer. Even though we haven't seen any finished footage of the Hulk in action, it sounds like they know what they want and how to get it. They're definitely going in a new direction, and we like it!
Are you ready for a new, humanized Hulk?
(via Coming Soon)