For many, The Hulk is a character who brings back memories of the American television series that ran from 1977-1982. This CBS show starred Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner and Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk. Yet to this day, it is Ferrigno’s name that is synonymous with the character. So much so, that when casting Hulk, Ang Lee got Ferrigno to voice the character, with Louis Leterrier following suit for The Incredible Hulk and Joss Whedon has him returning for The Avengers. So it would be safe to assume that Ferrigno is somewhat part of the Marvel furniture.
But what about his alter ego? If Lou Ferrigno IS The Hulk, who deserves the title of Bruce Banner? With Joss Whedon’s long-awaited Marvel-madness being unleashed on the public in the form of The Avengers in Summer 2012, there has been much dispute over the circumstances surrounding Edward Norton’s departure when fans clearly feel he was the superior Banner. Continue reading