All right, now this is officially cool and just another reason to believe that Marvel knows what the hell they’re doing when it comes to bringing their characters to the screen. First we had Iron Man with a non-action guy (Jon Favreau) for a director and outside the box casting (Robert Downey Jr.). We all know how THAT movie turned out.
Now comes word that Lou Ferrigno, the beloved bodybuilder-turned-actor who played the part of the Hulk in the old TV series, will be the voice of The Incredible Hulk in the upcoming film!
I don’t know who was set to voice the Hulk originally in the film, but the poor guy is out of it now. The story is that Ferrigno was a last minute addition to the panel for the film at the New York Comic-Con, and that director Louis Letterier asked him to “audition” onstage. Ferrigno let out an impressive “Hulk Smash!” and Letterier and the producers were so impressed that they asked him to come in and do the voiceover work for the character.
And no, according to them it wasn’t staged.
Personally I think this is pretty damned awesome. I think it’s great of them to bring Lou into the fold with a significant part to play in the film.
The Incredible Hulk opens on June 13th.
Source: Variety via Cinematical