The Incredible Hulk Director Dishes on New Villains

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The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier says his film will provide a "fresh start" for the Marvel icon's movie career, and that it will be "more comic book-based and TV show-based" than Ang Lee's 2003 Hulk.

In an interview with, Leterrier also spoke about the film's villains, Abomination (Tim Roth) and General "Thunderbolt" Ross (William Hurt, who replaces Sam Elliott in the role).


"Obviously, General Ross is the villain, so he had to be in it," Leterrier said. "But the Abomination, Emil Blonsky, was who Marvel wanted to put in this chapterâ€"the first chapter of our new sagaâ€"because he's the most famous. He's an enemy that can actually threaten the Hulk."

The filmmaker added:

"It's very important for me that there is a danger. When Bruce Banner is Hulk, I didn't feel in Ang Lee's Hulk that there was any threat. He was invincible. So with Abomination there's actually a monster that can, you know, kill him when he's in the Hulk form."

The Incredible Hulk opens June 13, 2008.

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The Incredible Hulk Quotes

As far as I'm concerned that man's whole body is property of the US Army.

Gen. Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross

Betty Ross: [Betty and Bruce need to get across own in New York City] The subway is probably quickest.
Bruce Banner: Me in a metal tube with hundreds of people in the most aggressive city in the world?
Betty Ross: Right. Let's get a cab.