This a four minute featurette on the creation of The Hulk movie, with commentary by Stan Lee, James Schamus and Eric Bana, the modern day Hulk.
The character of “The Hulk” first appeared in a series of six Marvel Comics in 1962 as the creation of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Two years later, the creature was pitted opposite Giant-Man and eventually earned his own comic as The Incredible Hulk.
The immense popularity of the creature also spawned a successful CBS television series (1977-1982), which starred Bill Bixby as scientist Banner and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk.
Following cancellation of the series, fans’ enduring affection for the tale of hunted scientist and his angry alter ego urged network executives at NBC to bring back the Hulk to the television screen and ultimately, three more telefilms were created and aired in the late ‘80s.
The featurette takes viewers on the journey from comic book to major motion picture, with in depth analysis of the character of the Hulk and his timeless relevance to humanity.
Acclaimed filmmaker Ang Lee's concept for his film adaptation of the classic Marvel Comics series, The Hulk, combines all the elements of a blockbuster visual effects-intensive superhero movie with the brooding romance and tragedy of Universal's classic horror films.
In depicting The Hulk as both a superhero and a monster, a wish fulfillment and a nightmare, Lee and his team have stayed true to the early subversive spirit of the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, while completely updating The Hulk and projecting it into the dangers and aspirations of contemporary times.
Eric Bana (Black Hawk Down) stars as scientist Bruce Banner, whose inner demons transform him in the aftermath of a catastrophic experiment.
Academy Award® winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) portrays Betty Ross, whose scientific genius unwittingly helps unleash The Hulk; Nick Nolte (The Thin Red Line) plays Banner's brilliant father, who passes on a tragic legacy to his son, and Sam Elliott (The Contender) portrays the commander of a top-secret military research center.