Trivia / Hulk

  • Actor Allusion: Betty's long-suffering, "Bruce, I hate them" is likely a reference to Jennifer Connelly's line from Labyrinth.
  • Fan Nickname: "Absorbing Dad" for Bruce's father, due to the character having the powers of Absorbing Man from the comics (who as a side note is not a relative of Bruce Banner, and gained his powers from magic).
  • Stillborn Franchise: As the quote atop that trope's page shows, they had to follow this with a reboot.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In an early version of the script, Talbot became the Abomination and fought the Hulk at the end of the movie.
    • James Schamus had begun work on the script for the sequel before the release of Hulk and early drafts featured the Gray Hulk. Schamus was also considering the Leader and the Abomination (who's still Talbot) as the main villains.
  • The CGI Hulk was modeled on bodybuilders Gunter Schlierkamp (body) and Lee Priest (arms).
  • Edward Norton, who would go on to play the title character in the The Incredible Hulk, was actually in the running for the role here but turned down the role because he didn't like the script.
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