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Louis Leterrier, the director of The Incredible Hulk (2008), stated in a recent interview that actor Edward Norton was right in his fight for the film to have a more serious tone.
In a podcast interview Happy, Sad, Confused, Leterrier talked a little about his work on the film Emerald Giant, and the creative differences between the studio and the film’s main star. The director highlighted that, considering the moment that superhero cinema was going through, at the end of the 2000s, Norton He was right in his view of the film.
Check out what Louis Leterrier stated below:
“All along the way, everyone was on the same page. It just got tense at the end,” Leterrier said. “The ending was very tense in terms of tone and level of humor.”
“Although Edward is very funny, all his friends are comedians and he is an extremely funny guy, but I think he was very successful in defending the seriousness of the film. You have to remember that in the mid-2010s… Batman: The Dark Knight had a huge impact on superhero movies.”
Read more about The Incredible Hulk:
Living hidden and far from Betty Ross (Liv Tyler), the woman he loves, the scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) seeks a way to remove the gamma radiation that is in his blood. At the same time he needs to escape the general’s pursuit ross (William Hurt), his great enemy, and the military machine that tries to capture him, with the intention of exploiting the power that makes him Banner turn into Hulk.
The incredible Hulk is the second film in Marvel Cinematic Universereleased just 1 month after Iron Man. The film was Universal’s second attempt at the character, after the negative reception of the 2003 film. Universal hoped that the character’s popularity would generate box office sales equal to that of the 2003 film. X-Men or Spider man.
In the end, the film made $134 million in the US and a global box office of $264 million, making it the lowest-grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe today.