Eric Bana looks back at Hulk and Star Trek
Eric Bana has been chatting about his Hulk movie, and touching on Nero in Star Trek too...
Most of us at Den Of Geek are staunch fans of Ang Lee's 2003 movie Hulk, which cast Eric Bana as Bruce Banner and his green and angry alter ego. However, as you probably know, the massively expensive family drama in blockbuster clothes didn't go down quite as Universal Pictures had hoped, and while it did decent box office, the studio passed the rights back to Marvel, passing on a second film. Marvel itself is on its second Hulk, with Mark Ruffalo picking up the role from Edward Norton.
However, whilst Hulk continues to have its critics, it still has its advocates. And Bana himself has been chatting about the movie in a new interview. He said that "I'm proud of what it tried to do. I apologise to all those people who were so angry about it", adding that "I'm fascinated by the people who hated that movie and feel compelled to watch it again, which always blows my mind. But, yeah, it is what it is and I certainly don't regret doing it".
He does admit that it worked out well that a franchise didn't develop, saying that had he ended up doing three Hulk films "it always takes a long time to do those movies... so it would take six of my movies off the table". Munich, for instance.
In the interview, Bana was also asked about his role as Nero in 2009's Star Trek reboot, and admitted the he loves the fact people don't realise it's him in the film, due to the heavy make-up. "I still get people today who just saw Star Trek and had no idea. Someone just told me yesterday 'you're in Star Trek' and when it came out i had no idea it was you'. That's a huge kick. No, I love that".
You can read the full interview with Bana here.
His new film, Closed Circuit, arrives in the UK in November.
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