By Ryan Penagos
2008 may only be a few days old, but we're quite excited for June 13, 2008. On that most awesome of Fridays, the green goliath smashes back into theaters in "The Incredible Hulk"!
Oh, how will we deal with the excruciating wait? By ogling new photos, including the first two, presented here in all their grandeur!
We've heard tell that the image at left of Bruce Banner (played by Edward Norton) is more than just a killer shot of the film's protagonist lookin' all cool in his tank top. With the word already out that Banner is looking for a cure to his...affliction...perhaps the purple substance in that vial he's holding has something to do with that antidote? Puttin' down 'Ol Green Genes will be no easy task, but could this be the answer to his big green problem? Will Banner rid himself of the Hulk once and for all? Can't wait to find out!
Edward Norton as
Dr. Bruce Banner
While cool and creepy in an, "oh my goodness, what in the world is going on here" kind of way, seeing this photo at right of Banner strapped into this crazy machine shot a rocket of remembrance right through our brains. Does it look familiar to anyone? Hmm... Well, the "Incredible Hulk" TV show of the late '70s and early '80s has been publicly stated as an influence on the film. The movie image seems eerily familiar to a scene from the classic series.
TV show and movie
Here, at left, are the two shots, side by side. Read into it what you will, Hulkophiles—your theories will either materialize, or in jade giant fashion, get SMASHED just a few months from now!
What say you? Sound off in the forums about your theories as well as what you think of the first photos from the movie!