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The Incredible Hulk 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, and More

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Based on the Hulk character from Marvel Comics, The Incredible Hulk is an American superhero movie from 2008. It is the second movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which was made by Marvel Studios and released by Universal Pictures (MCU). Along with Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, and William Hurt, it was directed by Louis Leterrier from a script by Zak Penn and stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner. In the movie, Bruce Banner accidentally participates as the Hulk in a military plot to use gamma radiation to revive the “Super-Soldier” program. Banner tries to rid himself of the Hulk while running from the military.

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The Incredible Hulk made its world premiere on June 8, 2008, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, and was made available to the public on June 13 as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase One. It was praised for its action sequences and was seen as an upgrade over the 2003 movie, but it was also condemned for being unoriginal and shallow.

The movie had a global box office revenue of $264.8 million, making it the MCU movie with the lowest revenue. For further MCU content, beginning with The Avengers in 2012, Norton was replaced in the character of Banner by Mark Ruffalo when Norton and Marvel disagreed over the final edit of the movie.

The Incredible Hulk 2 Cast

The Incredible Hulk 2 Cast
The Incredible Hulk 2 Cast

The Incredible Hulk 2 may have the same cast as its previous part but may have a new cast and character. Let’s meet our favorite cast and their character.

  • Bruce Banner – Edward Norton
  • Betty Ross – Liv Tyler
  • Dr. Samuel Sterns – Tim Blake Nelson
  • Emil Blonsky – Tim Roth
  • Thaddeus Ross – William Hurt

The Incredible Hulk Recap

The Incredible Hulk Recap
The Incredible Hulk Recap

The story revolves around Dr. Bruce Banner, who one day at the university is approached by a man by the name of General Thaddeus Ross. He is the father of “Betty,” a friend and romantic interest of Bruce. Banner is approached by Thaddeus about an experiment that was a part of the World War II “Super Soldier” project and was being recreated by Thaddeus and his team. Making a serum that would render humans immune to gamma radiation is the goal of the new initiative. Bruce is immediately impacted by the gamma rays, so things do not go as expected.

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Because of this, anytime Bruce gets angry or his pulse rate goes beyond 200 beats per minute, he turns into a green monster. The experience had a profound impact on Bruce’s life. Due to the fact that he has turned into a threat to society, he becomes a fugitive. Bruce, meanwhile, is the object of Thaddeus’s other ambitions; he intends to “weaponize” Bruce. Bruce decides to leave the area as a result.

After five years have passed since the tragedy, Bruce Banner is seen working in a bottling plant in Brazil. With the assistance of an unnamed coworker named “Mr. Blue,” Bruce is revealed to be seeking treatment as well as making every effort to manage his emotions through the practice of “Yoga.” Bruce cuts his finger unintentionally one day, and the blood that leaks from his wound contaminates a bottle’s liquid. An arbitrary Wisconsin resident drinks the substance. Thaddeus and his team will be able to find Bruce using that.

Bruce is being sought by a special forces unit sent by Thaddeus. Emil Blonsky is in charge of the group. However, they are unable to do so since Blonsky is the only one to survive as “The Hulk” easily destroys them all. Later, the same serum is put into Blonsky at his request. Blonsky’s judgments and entire skeleton are, regrettably, compromised even when he has superhuman strength and agility.

Outside the institution, Thaddeus and Blonsky’s team attack Bruce once more. But once more, they can do nothing to stop “The Hulk.” Bruce approaches his online coworker once more for assistance at this point since he is tired of the Hulk’s change. ‘Dr. Blue extends an invitation to him and Betty to visit NYC (New York City). Dr. Blue extends an invitation to him and Betty to visit NYC (New York City).

He turns out to be Dr. Samuel Sterns, a cellular biologist. Sterns tells them about Bruce’s condition’s cure as well as his plan to draw Bruce’s blood for use in medicine. Bruce is hesitant about the notion, though, and wants to destroy his sample before the military gets a hold of it. He and Betty are invited to visit NYC by Dr. Blue (New York City). He is identified as a cellular biologist Dr. Samuel Sterns. Sterns explains to them how Bruce’s illness can be cured as well as his plan to take Bruce’s blood for medical purposes. Bruce is unsure of the idea, though, and wants to get rid of his sample before the military can use it.

The Incredible Hulk 2 Release Date

The Incredible Hulk 2 Release Date
The Incredible Hulk 2 Release Date

Since the first installment of this Hulk series was released, The Incredible Hulk 2 has been discussed. The film’s ultimate ending might be seen as Bruce turning into a villain and ending the rest of the story there, according to director Leterrier, who was talking about how if the movie was successful, it might receive a sequel. However, if things didn’t work out, the story would finish there. However, the studio was also preoccupied with “Iron-Man” and the Avengers at the time, which put “The Incredible Hulk” and its future on indefinite hold.

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The Incredible Hulk 2 has been discussed, but nothing has ever been officially confirmed. Given that the filmmakers are mum on the subject and that the first installment was released 14 years ago, we can only make a few educated guesses. That is a long time to choose a sequel, particularly for the MCU, which is renowned for its follow-up films. Additionally, the MCU has had a new Bruce Banner (The Avengers) for a very long time. All of this reduces the likelihood of seeing The Incredible Hulk 2.

The Incredible Hulk 2 Expected Story

The Incredible Hulk 2 Expected Story
The Incredible Hulk 2 Expected Story

There were several scenes in the film that, if The Incredible Hulk 2 ever happens, could serve as a follow-up. Characters like Sterns and Burell are present. For instance, Sterns’ mutation might eventually cause him to transform into the Supervillain known as “the Leader” (in the comics) in the following chapter. Additionally, in the following one, Burell, another love interest of Betty’s, may transform into a “super-powered” entity (like in the comics).

There were other options for The Incredible Hulk 2 after that. But rather than a sequel, Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner in “The Avengers,” gave us a new Bruce Banner. For every Marvel fan, Ruffalo is the modern version of Banner/Hulk. The possibility of a sequel to Edward Norton’s The Incredible Hulk has not received much attention more than ten years after the film’s release. It follows that The Incredible Hulk 2 may never be released. not with Edward Norton, at least. However, the existence of a new Bruce Banner does not imply that we should stop appreciating the previous Hulks. Be it the Eric Bana or Edward Norton iterations (2003, The Hulk).

Where To Watch The Incredible Hulk 2?

If The Incredible Hulk 2 to the 2008 film is ever produced, it will likely be made accessible to stream on websites like Hulu, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, etc.

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Pragati Jaiswal
Pragati Jaiswal
Pragati is an MBA student exploring her creative side who is also a travel and food enthusiast. FRIENDS is one of her favorite series.

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