Not long ago, producer Avi Arad let slip an interesting little tidbit regarding The Incredible Hulk during a press junket for Spider-Man 3. Amidst what I assume was a roundtable discussion, Arad told a group of online journalists that the Hulk will have a different color in the new film, due out next summer. I immediately assumed the Hulk would go from green to fuchsia with a hint of maroon, but others felt the Hulk would revert back to his original shade of grey. When Arad was pressed on the topic, he spit out an on-the-spot "who knows," before whipping out a semi-automatic oozi uzi -- screaming "I'll show you maniacs some new colors!" -- and then shooting paint pellets at the wall; paint pellets which, when it was all said and done, formed the shape of a blossoming flower. Okay, that didn't happen ... but it would've been hella cool.

After speaking in Los Angeles, it appears Arad then hopped across the pond where Empire caught up with him to ask about all these bodacious Hulk rumors. On whether or not the Hulk will be green, gray or pineapple (is that even a color?), Arad said, "It's a different shade of green. But the colour is not like the old Hulk. And no, there's no grey Hulk." But what about the junket in LA? What was that about? Arad admits, "It was a joke! I had just got back from Japan and I was trying to talk about Spider-Man and this guy was pushing me on The Hulk so I thought I'll be coy. I don't know what colour it is, and all of a sudden it's headline news." And yet, he does know what color he is. Go figure. From there, Arad went on to describe this new "different shades of green" Hulk: "He'll be instinctive, like a primal creature. That's what's interesting. There's no smarts. My dog is the gentlest animal out there, but he hates the plumber. He won't fight with anybody, hates the plumber!" There you have it folks! The Hulk versus Joe the Plumber -- coming to theaters near you next summer.