Marvel Comics Inc. so thoroughly despised Ang Lee's (Mr. Brokeback Mountain) 2003 movie production of The Incredible Hulk they bought back the film rights. They then hired the cerebral but smokin hot actor, Ed Norton, to play the titular role as the hulking/hunky man-beast.
The movie drops June, 13.
Now then, those of you that have young sons/old sons/old husbands who think they're young, at home means that you will be purchasing some of the all new Incredible Hulk merchandise lining store shelves soon. Yes, you will, because you can't stand to hear your young son/old son/old husband who thinks he's young, whine and throw a Hulk-sized hissy in the middle of Target.
Likely the new
dolls action figures will look similar to the one pictured below. A nice hybrid of Hulks past and present as though they all got together, mated, and produced some green offspring.
"Awwww look, he has Lou Ferrigno's adorable mouth, Eric Bana's intense eyes, and Ed Norton's cute little nose."
A warning to all those foolish enough to wander off the major toy retailer path: The Dollar Stores couldn't afford to pay hefty merchandise licensing fees. Consequently, they took inspiration from another source for their own generic line of Hulk toys.
When he's not cheating on his wife with underaged and deranged teenagers, soliciting prostitutes, serving jail time, defrauding insurance companies, and being an all around slimeball, Joey Buttafuoco spends his days posing for discount Incredible Hulk stuff.
I'm not sure when Joey starred as The Incredible Hulk that would give him such figure-posing cred. Maybe the New York prison system produced Hulk! The Musical and Joey got the lead part based on his predilection for goofy pants, his hot temper, and his furry but animated "jazz hands."