Actor Matthew McConaughey has said that he wanted to play the Hulk, but Marvel used to be not interested. The actor also expressed his love for the 1970s Hulk television series, in which the character used to be popularly played by Lou Ferrigno.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Puzzled podcast, McConaughey and host Josh Horowitz began talking approximately the Hulk series, and the Oscar-winning actor famous how interested he used to be in playing the character, and even spoke to Marvel approximately it. “They said, ‘No, thank you’.”
The Hulk is played by Mark Ruffalo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ruffalo took over from Edward Norton, who appeared as Bruce Banner/Hulk in 2008’s The Unbelievable Hulk, but did not return for more films following disagreements with Marvel.
After the release of the movie, it used to be widely reported that Edward Norton used to be difficult to work with on set, and that he insisted on rewriting the script himself. This piece of information used to be corroborated recently by Norton himself, when all over the roast of Bruce Willis he said, “I tried to be like you. I did a big action film called The Unbelievable Hulk. You realize what went incorrect? I wanted a better script.” According to Deadline, one Marvel insider described Norton as a “wolf in the hen house.”
It’s not lucid when precisely McConaughey approached Marvel. Eric Bana played the character in Ang Lee’s 2003 movie, independent of the MCU.
Also read: The real reason Marvel fired Edward Norton from Avengers, replaced him with Mark Ruffalo as Hulk
Even if Ruffalo has appeared in several MCU films as the Hulk, he has said that the chances of a solo Hulk film are bleak.
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