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Director Louis Leterrier Reveals Ambitious Scrapped Sequel Plans for ‘The Incredible Hulk’

‘Incredible Hulk’ Director Reveals Plans for Scrapped Sequel

Director Louis Leterrier sheds light on the shelved sequel plans for the 2008 Marvel film, “The Incredible Hulk.” With honesty, Leterrier unveils the exciting path that the superhero movie was poised to take in its follow-up installment.

Director Louis Leterrier Shares Insights on Canceled ‘Incredible Hulk’ Sequel Plans: Grey Hulk, Red Hulks, and Marvel’s Direction Change

Leterrier recently shared in an interview with ComicBook that plans for a sequel were in the works, featuring a variety of intriguing ideas such as Grey Hulk and Red Hulks.


“Yeah there was like a whole sequel. There was like Grey Hulk, Red Hulks – there was a lot of good stuff that we were planning. Hulk is a complex character within the Marvel Universe. You want the primeval Hulk… the rage Hulk. And then when you go Grey Hulk and Smart Hulk you lose that a little bit and you get a little bit more kiddish with it.”

Louis Leterrier

Edward Norton portrayed the titular character under Leterrier’s direction, but Marvel later took a different route, casting Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, debuting in 2012’s “The Avengers.”

Hulk’s Evolution in MCU Differs from Director’s Vision, Says Louis Leterrier

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Mark Ruffalo continued as Hulk in subsequent MCU movies, including “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel,” and “Shang-Chi.” He also appeared in the Disney+ series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.”

Director Louis Leterrier noted the disparity between his envisioned Hulk and the character’s evolution. He pointed out the contrast in exploring consciousness in his film compared to the faster-paced character development in the MCU, acknowledging the unique direction taken by She-Hulk.