'The Avengers' Baddie Should Be Hulk, 'Iron Man' Writers Hope

October 10, 2008 08:29:07 GMT

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby supported Louis Leterrier's idea of making Hulk as the misunderstood villain in the movie version of the Earth's mightiest hero team.

'The Avengers' Baddie Should Be Hulk, 'Iron Man' Writers Hope
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The possibility of Hulk being the villain in "The Avengers" has been hyphened up once more. In support of Louis Leterrier's proposed idea back in June, "Iron Man" scribblers, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, also pointed out that everything has been built toward making the green raging beast one misunderstood baddie.

Explaining his reason on picking Hulk as the villain, Fergus said, "I hope 'The Avengers' embraces that. You don't want like 10 super-badass good guys fighting together. Where's the fun in that?" He then suggested, "Let's break it off a little. Friends or colleagues who become enemies is always an interesting thing because you know it's based on love and friendship and that's always the worst thing to have turn bad - is someone you actually care about and someone you actually believe in."

While stressing more on the excitement to be achieved when good guys collide with each other, Fergus shared out what he thinks of the twist. "I personally like when good-guy characters have to fight each other," he claimed. "Good guys going against good guys who both believe in an issue is way more interesting than a villain clearly into evil and I like when former friends become committed enemies."

Earlier, "The Incredible Hulk" helmer, Leterrier, had expressed his interest in seeing Hulk as the bad guy. He also explained that he has opened up a chance for "Avengers" director to do so with the mysterious smirk on Bruce Banner's face in the end of "Incredible Hulk". About the smirk, he raised up questions, "Is he enjoying it? Is he malicious? That's what's great about Edward [Norton]. You don't know if he's a good guy or bad guy."

To be penned by "Incredible Hulk" writer Zak Penn, "Avengers" has been pushed back from its initial July 1, 2011 release to July 15, 2011. Rumor has it "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria may be considered for the role of The Wasp. The flick itself centers on the team of Earth's mightiest heroes which is formed to fight the foes no single hero could withstand.


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posted by andries price on Apr 07, 2009
edward norton is not playing the hulk i think the person will play the hulk is eric bana eric bana is the incredible hulk terrence howard as the black panther the avengres will come soon
posted by andries price on Mar 31, 2009
john cena as captain america robert downey jr. as ironman don cheadle as col james rhodey rhodes alexander skarsgard as thor wanda sykes as bumblebee girl matthew odonnell as antman scarlett johnsson as black window samuel l jackson as nick fury edward norton as the hulk the avengres opens july 4th 2012 the avengres will win hulk will lose the hulk is storonger he is.
posted by andries price on Mar 31, 2009
put john cena as captain america on the avengres john cena will play good as captain america so he helps robert downey and don cheadle edward norton will play the hulk the avengres open july 4th 2012
posted by andries price on Mar 29, 2009
robert downey jr. and don cheadle will team with the avengres vs. ed norton as the hulk hulk is going to lose the avengres will win i like robert downey jr. and don cheadle im excited for the avengres the avengres opens may 4th 2012
posted by andries price on Mar 07, 2009
robert downey jr. and terrence howard and the avengres will versus edward norton as the incredible hulk who will the avengres or the hulk
posted by andries price on Mar 07, 2009
i think the avengres will versus the hulk on the avengres on 2011 edward norton as the hulk
posted by red on Dec 25, 2008
they better not make the hulk a bad guy. That would turn off so many viewers, he's one of the best superheroes! Besides, it clearly shows at the end of The Incredible Hulk that Banner is getting control over his powers. Another thing, Eva longoria would be terrible for the Avengers. Truth be told, I find it odd to have women as superheroes or villians, they always seem to have to use their looks. I'm sorry but even if Nick Fury and and Ironman are in the movie I will not watch it if The Hulk is a bad guy
posted by PBarnes on Oct 17, 2008
Also, we should keep in mind that Hulk was one of the Avenger main missions- Nick Fury has no love for the Hulk, he has orders. Love it though, keep up the good work Marvel!

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