While speaking at the Spider-Man 3 press junket in Los Angeles, producer Avi Arad let spill some interesting new details about the upcoming Incredible Hulk flick that just cast Edward Norton in the lead role. When asked whether they were going to incorporate any of the CGI or effects used in Ang Lee's Hulk, Arad replied: "No. It's a new Hulk, new direction, new size, new color, new attitude. Anything that was done before is not in this movie. It's a very different kind of Hulk. It's more of a love story; it's more of a heroic Hulk. It's a kind of Hulk we loved in the show, so it's kind of more influenced by the show than anything else. It's very human, very touching, and huge action. Louis Leterrier has a unique filming style that will be great here and it's going to be spectacular."
Wait, did he say the Hulk will have a new color? You mean, he won't be green? Personally, I think a red, white and blue Hulk would just be spectacular, but fans are already suggesting that Arad and his team might be reaching back for a more classic gray Hulk, like the one used in the comic book character's first ever appearance on the page. In The Incredible Hulk #1, the Hulk was gray, not green. At the time, Stan Lee went with gray so that the color wouldn't suggest any particular ethnic group. However, gray wasn't especially eye-catching, and so with issue #2 and on, the Hulk became green. When asked whether the Hulk would indeed be gray, Arad replied, "We'll see, I don't know." But here's what I don't get: If Arad said the movie will draw most of its inspiration from the TV show, then one would assume the Hulk would be green, not gray -- and yet, in the very same description, he says the Hulk will have a new color. Yeah, so I'm confused. What do you think: green, gray or rainbow? The Incredible Hulk is set to arrive in theaters next summer.