The Incredible Hulk original actor Lou Ferrigno is disappointed with how Marvel portrayed Dr. Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk.
Played by Mark Ruffalo in the Avengers franchise, Hulk is the alter ego of Bruce Banner as a result of a gamma radiation accident. The exposure transformed him into a giant green monster triggered by his rage.
Ferrigno played the 1978 Bill Bixby’s Dr. David Banner in a TV Show. He was a professional bodybuilder, and taking the role of Hulk would be a piece of cake.
He criticizes the use of too much CGI and digital technology with how the modern Hulk appears on-screen. According Ferrigno, Ruffalo’s Hulk is “not hideous enough”. He insists that Hulk should be horrible and ugly.
“Today you got all this CGI and everything. I don’t know what direction the Hulk is going,” he explains to FabTV. He says that people prefer the old version because of its authenticity. “That’s why a lot of people go back, they refer back to the series because it’s more organic,” he added.
He admits not being impressed with how Disney is shaping the character. “Because it’s CGI, and nothing can replace what Bill Bixby and I did,” he says confidently.
When asked about the particular scene in Avengers: Endgame where Hulk wore a sweater, he said that Hulk needs to be a creature and less human. He also pointed out that giving Hulk his own personality and ability to speak “spoiled it.”
On top of it, he said he was disappointed with Avengers: Endgame because of the use of too much spaceships, shooting and outer space. It failed to depict Hulk as a monstrous creature.