10 years on from the film’s original release, Eric Bana has been discussing his role in 2003’s Hulk.
The film, which was directed by Ang Lee, was poorly-received upon release, and Bana did not return for 2008’s Incredible Hulk. However, he states that he is “proud” of the film, and also revealed what his immediate future would have been like if the film had been a success.
“I’m proud of what it tried to do. I apologise to all those people who were so angry about it… I’m fascinated by the people who hated that movie and feel compelled to watch it again, which always blows my mind. But, yeah, it is what it is and I certainly don’t regret doing it.”“I think I’m so lucky it didn’t happen… One of the things I was most fearful of at the time is it being a huge success… If I had done three Hulks, it would have wiped out – and it always takes a long time to do those movies – so it would take six of my movies off the table.”
Edward Norton portrayed the Marvel monster in The Incredible Hulk, while Mark Ruffalo took over the role in The Avengers, and will reprise the part in The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015.