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Brody becomes Hulk?

Feb. 12, 2007by: Omar Aviles

Adrien Brody There's a rumor floating around today that Adrien Brody is in talks to replace Eric Bana as Bruce Banner aka The Hulk in what Marvel promises will be HULK LITE or HULK SMASHING UP TONS MORE SHIT THAN HE DID IN THAT WEIRD, PREACHY FIRST MOVIE. On hearing this, naturally, our bullshit alarm immediately went off. However, IGN decided to do a little investigative reporting and asked Brody's reps at CAA about it but rather than get the standard "what the hell have you been smoking?", they got a "no comment". Not that "no comment" is necessarily indicative of anything beyond CAA wanting to dick with IGN but it's something to think about. In the meantime, what's your opinion on Brody as Hulk? Strike a little something back, why dontcha?

Extra Tidbit: Brody was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York.
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6:10PM on 02/14/2007
Im a Brody fan, but no. I have an idea how about ERIC BANA!?!? He isnt doing much these days. Just throw a little more money his way.
Im a Brody fan, but no. I have an idea how about ERIC BANA!?!? He isnt doing much these days. Just throw a little more money his way.
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10:42AM on 02/14/2007
My last post got fucked. In conclusion, my favorite pick would be mar Ruffalo.
My last post got fucked. In conclusion, my favorite pick would be mar Ruffalo.
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10:39AM on 02/14/2007
Now we shouldn't all go rape Adrien Brody over this. I'm pretty sure that even the makers of Hulk Lite (
Now we shouldn't all go rape Adrien Brody over this. I'm pretty sure that even the makers of Hulk Lite (
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5:06AM on 02/14/2007
So does this mean that the Hulk would be sporting a big ass nose too? And if so would it get larger as he grew even more angry? This idea stinks.
So does this mean that the Hulk would be sporting a big ass nose too? And if so would it get larger as he grew even more angry? This idea stinks.
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3:13AM on 02/14/2007

What?

No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Hollywood needs a completely new crew of people. That means a few thousand new actors, directors, producers, casting agents, cinematographers, everything.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Hollywood needs a completely new crew of people. That means a few thousand new actors, directors, producers, casting agents, cinematographers, everything.
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1:37PM on 02/13/2007

AGREED

Hulk still needs to retain some of Banner in his face so we can sympathize with him. With Bana, they were able to do that, but there's no way they can incorporate any of Brody's face into the Hulk without him looking just plain laughable.
Hulk still needs to retain some of Banner in his face so we can sympathize with him. With Bana, they were able to do that, but there's no way they can incorporate any of Brody's face into the Hulk without him looking just plain laughable.
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12:43PM on 02/13/2007

Brody??

Bana - good. The movie was horrible, but I like Eric Bana in just about everything he's in. Adrien Brody as the HULK? Are you kidding me? I know it he doesn't do any fighting when he isn't big, green, and CGI...but c'mon. Brody is a weird looking little skinny guy. Banner needs to be a little manly...there is too much of a disconnect between pencily weasley Brody and big strong HULK.
Bana - good. The movie was horrible, but I like Eric Bana in just about everything he's in. Adrien Brody as the HULK? Are you kidding me? I know it he doesn't do any fighting when he isn't big, green, and CGI...but c'mon. Brody is a weird looking little skinny guy. Banner needs to be a little manly...there is too much of a disconnect between pencily weasley Brody and big strong HULK.
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9:55AM on 02/13/2007

Someone Answer me

Can someone tell me if Bana was ditched or did he pull out? He was great and it's obvious all the fans still want him. Surely like all comic book movies he was signed on for possible sequels? No?
Can someone tell me if Bana was ditched or did he pull out? He was great and it's obvious all the fans still want him. Surely like all comic book movies he was signed on for possible sequels? No?
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9:13AM on 02/13/2007
I'd advice both, Bana and Brody to stay away from Zak Penn movie. Move along, move along. There's nothing to see here.
I'd advice both, Bana and Brody to stay away from Zak Penn movie. Move along, move along. There's nothing to see here.
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8:26AM on 02/13/2007

Bana

HULK didn't suffer because of Bana. Why short-change him. Then again, maybe he doesn't want anything to do with it. Either way... it's too soon.

Sure, Kilmer replaced Keaton in a similar amount of time, and Welling and Routh share simultaniously, but damn I love continuity. Bring back BANA!!!
HULK didn't suffer because of Bana. Why short-change him. Then again, maybe he doesn't want anything to do with it. Either way... it's too soon.

Sure, Kilmer replaced Keaton in a similar amount of time, and Welling and Routh share simultaniously, but damn I love continuity. Bring back BANA!!!
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7:46AM on 02/13/2007

Oh...I see...

So they are trying to make a movie that's worse than the first one. Thanks for clearing that up.
So they are trying to make a movie that's worse than the first one. Thanks for clearing that up.
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4:31AM on 02/13/2007
Quoting the Comic Book Guy: "You couldn't turn into Bill Bixby".
Quoting the Comic Book Guy: "You couldn't turn into Bill Bixby".
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3:04AM on 02/13/2007

Uh...yeah

Yeah that makes sense... they'd ditch Bana... despite him only having Munich as a hit after Hulk with Brody...a man who's a critical darling and sure to cost double the dough as Bana... Somehow I'm seeing some BS on this one...
Yeah that makes sense... they'd ditch Bana... despite him only having Munich as a hit after Hulk with Brody...a man who's a critical darling and sure to cost double the dough as Bana... Somehow I'm seeing some BS on this one...
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12:45AM on 02/13/2007

bah

i can't see brody playing banner. i say bring back bana (yeah yeah, thats up to him and whatnot...)
i can't see brody playing banner. i say bring back bana (yeah yeah, thats up to him and whatnot...)
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12:24AM on 02/13/2007
When I saw the title of this, I thought maybe Jason Lee (Mallrats' Brody) had signed on to play the Hulk...then, and only then, will I have any interest in this unwanted and unnecessary sequel
When I saw the title of this, I thought maybe Jason Lee (Mallrats' Brody) had signed on to play the Hulk...then, and only then, will I have any interest in this unwanted and unnecessary sequel
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11:53PM on 02/12/2007

Brody... angry...

Ang Lee's HULK came out recent enough, that seeing Banner replaced by another actor seems jarring-- not to mention the how we might feel about the rest of the cast... It feels too soon to re-boot the whole story and start from scratch--and it feels wrong making it a "continuation" with none of the original actors that we, as an audience, invested our time into caring about. I see, from what Ive read, where the production is trying to meet somewhere in the middle of all that... the bottom line
Ang Lee's HULK came out recent enough, that seeing Banner replaced by another actor seems jarring-- not to mention the how we might feel about the rest of the cast... It feels too soon to re-boot the whole story and start from scratch--and it feels wrong making it a "continuation" with none of the original actors that we, as an audience, invested our time into caring about. I see, from what Ive read, where the production is trying to meet somewhere in the middle of all that... the bottom line at this point is how well the movie turns out and if it will give fans of the HULK what they want-- an all-out action adventure (with added smash) to leave our collective jaws dropping, while still giving us a character to care about. I agree that only parts of the first HULK gave me what I wanted as a fan of the character-- partially blame that on giving the film to a director who, although very talented, didnt "get" why the general audience was only half-satisfied with the film. He just wasnt familiar with what the fans thought of as "cool" for the character-- but he came pretty damn close-- ok, I'll stop rambling and get to the question... Brody. If we're going to replace the cast and get a fresh start anyways...why not? I liked Brody in Hollywood-Land...and The Jacket-- he would make a great contrast, physically, to see a thinner, weaker looking character turn into the HULK...he looked pretty frail in The Jacket-- still having enough acting chops to really bring some depth to his character. Im sure the whole project would have a different tone-- and Bana is an actor that I do actually like-- but, yeah, if they change things up and get Brody--I hope the rest of the cast can bring as much to the plate as he can-- still, as you say...all rumor and speculation at this point:)
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11:46PM on 02/12/2007
Liked Bana, but this could work. I think the key is that beyond the eyes, when he goes Hulk he shouldn't resemble or sound like Brody. But Brody could make a better geeky Banner than Bana did.
Liked Bana, but this could work. I think the key is that beyond the eyes, when he goes Hulk he shouldn't resemble or sound like Brody. But Brody could make a better geeky Banner than Bana did.
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11:28PM on 02/12/2007
My only problem with Bana was that the guy doesn't need to turn into a green monster to kick your ass. Brody, on the other hand, looks like he would break his arm punching someone.

I'm all for a puny Banner.
My only problem with Bana was that the guy doesn't need to turn into a green monster to kick your ass. Brody, on the other hand, looks like he would break his arm punching someone.

I'm all for a puny Banner.
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11:09PM on 02/12/2007
brody's definitely a good actor but as bruce banner... questionable. hey, i had my doubts about christian bale as batman and i'd like to think he pulled that off pretty well. also, this does sound kinda far-fetched. i'm actually looking forward to this hulk.
brody's definitely a good actor but as bruce banner... questionable. hey, i had my doubts about christian bale as batman and i'd like to think he pulled that off pretty well. also, this does sound kinda far-fetched. i'm actually looking forward to this hulk.
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10:59PM on 02/12/2007

Damn

I never pictured him as Banner. But damn it, I think he would be a good choice.
I never pictured him as Banner. But damn it, I think he would be a good choice.
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10:30PM on 02/12/2007

wha?

I say bullshit. though it would be cool. I'd approve... as long as the hulk didn't have brody's ginormous nose.
I say bullshit. though it would be cool. I'd approve... as long as the hulk didn't have brody's ginormous nose.
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10:26PM on 02/12/2007

Hmm

He has that nerdy scraggly skinny look to him.. i think he could pull it off
He has that nerdy scraggly skinny look to him.. i think he could pull it off
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10:22PM on 02/12/2007

Are you serious?

I think that Brody is a horrible choice as Bruce Banner. Bana did a great job (despite that the movie totally blew). BRING BACK BANA!!
I think that Brody is a horrible choice as Bruce Banner. Bana did a great job (despite that the movie totally blew). BRING BACK BANA!!
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