Marvel Studios and Universal Pictures have just announced a release date for The Incredible Hulk a film determined not to be a sequel of the 2003 Hulk film, yet it is to be considered a restart of the franchise the never really got too far after mixed reviews.
The Incredible Hulk was announced for a June 27 release and will be directed by Louis Leterrier (Transporter 2, Unleashed). While no storyline has been announced it has been said that the film will return to the roots of the long-running comic series, combining a well-developed storyline with incredible action and fun. Zak Penn, who previously collaborated with Marvel on X2 and this summer’s smash hit X-Men: The Last Stand, is writing the script. The project is being produced by Avi Arad, Kevin Feige and Gale Anne Hurd and will be executive produced by Michael Helfant, David Womark, and Ari Arad. Marvel Studios is currently casting the project.
You WILL like him when he’s angry! Marvel Studios and Universal Pictures will unleash Marvel’s renowned, larger-than-life green Super Hero onto moviegoers everywhere in summer 2008 as they have announced a June 27th release date for the action-packed, new big screen adaptation: The Incredible Hulk. The announcement was made today by Michael Helfant, President and COO, Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, President of Production for Marvel Studios.
Feige commented, “The Incredible Hulk will be the type of fun, high-octane event film people have come to expect from Marvel. We could not be more excited about this project and our summer 2008 prospects now that we have both our green goliath and our highly-anticipated Iron Man set for release.”
Helfant added, “We’re very happy that Universal is distributing The Incredible Hulk. We have a history together and this is a great opportunity for both Marvel and Universal to take the Hulk film franchise to another level.”