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Ryan_ZOOM_Turner
11-07-2006, 05:32 AM
from www.darkhorizons.com

Posted: Tuesday November 7th 2006 12:23am
Source: Assorted Sources
Author: Garth Franklin


Marvel Entertainment has set June 27th 2008 as the release date for "The Incredible Hulk", it's second go around at the jolly green superhero.

This locks in the second Marvel superhero film for that Summer after "Iron Man" on May 2nd. Next summer the studio is releasing "Spider-Man 3" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" in similar slots.

Louis Leterrier ("Unleashed") is helming this more crowd-pleasing and action-oriented superhero film which hopes to avoid comparisons with Ang Lee's stylish but flawed 2003 movie. 'Hulk' goes into production next year.

More interesting though is how the film will fare that weekend. With July 4th falling on the following Friday in 2008, studios are seeing June 27th as a key weekend with Pixar's mysterious "Wall-E" project hitting the same day.

Stiffer competition though will come in the form of "The Dark Knight" which many expect to hit theatres either June 13th, 18th or 20th - less than a fortnight before "Hulk". Whereas 'Begins' reached near universal acclaim, "Hulk" has to come off the odour of 2003's "Hulk".

This year's "Superman Returns" also demonstrated the holiday weekend isn't necessarily a good time to launch superhero films either.

CraigM
11-07-2006, 05:41 AM
3 Superhero movies in one summer? Interesting.

Craig

MIKE D
11-07-2006, 05:41 AM
I guarantee that it doesn't stay there. Marvel Entertainment can set as many dates as it wants; the studio that picks up distribution will probably move it.

DAVE
11-07-2006, 05:47 AM
This Hulk movie seems like a big mistake. Unless the advance buzz is absolutley amazing, no one's going to see it. Now that Marvel has a financial stake in it, if this is a bomb, it could be really bad for the company.

Bill?
11-07-2006, 05:51 AM
yeah that'll probably suck. they'll be trying to hard to make people forget the last one. and to actually make money this time.

CraigM
11-07-2006, 05:51 AM
I guarantee that it doesn't stay there. Marvel Entertainment can set as many dates as it wants; the studio that picks up distribution will probably move it.
The only way that date will change is if there is too much competition on that date or if there is a delay for some reason. Marvel Entertainment has already set this date with who they need to set this with or else they wouldn't have announced it. Trust me.

Craig

MIKE D
11-07-2006, 05:54 AM
The only way that date will change is if there is too much competition on that date or if there is a delay for some reason. Marvel Entertainment has already set this date with who they need to set this with or else they wouldn't have announced it. Trust me.

Craig

What company is acting as distributor?

CraigM
11-07-2006, 05:57 AM
What company is acting as distributor?
Universal Pictures.

Craig

NickBurgess
11-07-2006, 06:00 AM
I look forward to this.

TIP
11-07-2006, 06:01 AM
If it comes out I will see it.

T

FredC
11-07-2006, 06:39 AM
You know what would really help diffrentiate this one from the last one?

Gray hulk.

Brian Defferding
11-07-2006, 06:42 AM
Good to hear they are making it more action-oriented. My favorite part of the movie was when he was fighting the tanks. More shit like that would be nice.

changingshades
11-07-2006, 01:14 PM
Ang Lee's Stylish but Flawed Hulk

that's one way of putting shit bag of ass, I guess

RebootedCorpse
11-07-2006, 01:17 PM
You know what would really help diffrentiate this one from the last one?

Gray hulk.

Or Pink Hulk!

Actually, I loved the Ang Lee Hulk movie. It was great.

Modok Gas
11-07-2006, 01:18 PM
Iron Man is slated for May 2008. Wonder why it isn't getting a summer release? Is it because it's not as well known as the other characters?

Simps
11-07-2006, 01:29 PM
Iron Man is slated for May 2008. Wonder why it isn't getting a summer release? Is it because it's not as well known as the other characters?
May is considered "summer movies time", it'll kick off the summer.

Vonn Hennigar
11-07-2006, 04:19 PM
I want Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly back!

bartleby
11-07-2006, 04:23 PM
The only way that date will change is if there is too much competition on that date


I can't imagine that some other studio doesn't come up with a stronger tentpole picture targeted at that weekend.

Queen of the Ban Age
11-07-2006, 04:23 PM
Please give David Duchovny a job Please give David Duchovny a job Please give David Duchovny a job Please give David Duchovny a job Please give David Duchovny a job Please give David Duchovny a job...

Kensington
11-07-2006, 04:26 PM
Best thing they could do is ignore "Hulk " entirely and start the whole thing from scratch.

Vonn Hennigar
11-07-2006, 04:42 PM
Best thing they could do is ignore "Hulk " entirely and start the whole thing from scratch.

Why?

Just start the film with Bruce on the run.

Or am i misunderstanding you?

You want to see the origin re-done? As in Gamma Exposure etc etc.

Kensington
11-07-2006, 04:44 PM
Why?

Just start the film with Bruce on the run.

Or am i misunderstanding you?

You want to see the origin re-done? As in Gamma Exposure etc etc.I guess I don't care either way, but a complete re-boot might remove the first film's stigma and make it seem more inviting. Hell, it's going to be five years later anyway.

SCOURGE
11-07-2006, 04:58 PM
You know what would really help diffrentiate this one from the last one?

Gray hulk.

Actually the Joe Fixit period is probably my favorite...

FredC
11-07-2006, 05:54 PM
Actually the Joe Fixit period is probably my favorite...

Yeah, but do you really think the audience will take well to a mobster Hulk?

...cuz I really REALLY don't.

dEnny!
11-07-2006, 06:01 PM
Is Bana back to play Banner or are they going to recast?

The Roman Candle
11-07-2006, 06:04 PM
YAWN.

I'll probably see it, though.