If you ask me about the Hulk’s movies and his appearance on the big screen, I would definitely put the first Hulk movie made in 2003 behind The Avengers and The Incredible Hulk movie. I actually liked Eric Bana as Bruce Banner but my main issues were not a very good script and being directed by someone who had never read an issue of the Incredible Hulk comic book. How can you direct a movie with a comic book character you have no experience with it? There were some good things in the movie but overall it was disappointing.
In a recent interview, Eric Bana had some comments about the movie:
“I’m proud of what it tried to do. I apologize to all those people who were so angry about it…I’m fascinated by the people who hated that movie and feel compelled to watch it again, which always blows my mind. But, yeah, it is what it is and I certainly don’t regret doing it.”
In regards to there not being a sequel:
“I think I’m so lucky it didn’t happen….One of the things I was most fearful of at the time is it being a huge success…If I had done three Hulks, it would have wiped out — and it always takes a long time to do those movies — so it would take six of my movies off the table.”