The Avengers is currently shooting in New Mexico, aiming towards a release date of May 4, 2012. Although the superhero ensemble wasn’t at Comic-Con last week, a new concept art poster was released featuring The Hulk. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently talked about how this Hulk will differ from previous versions.
“It will be as different as The Incredible Hulk was from Ang Lee‘s Hulk in terms of its look and design, but it is Hulk. The image we released on the last day of Comic-Con – which got a tremendous amount of attention and I was very pleased about – is a very good representation of what he’s going to look like. Hulk is Hulk. We’re not going to reinvent the wheel.”
“He’ll be about the same size he was in The Incredible Hulk [which was about 9 feet tall] or maybe a little bit smaller. His muscles won’t be quite as cut. We figure he’s been the Hulk now for a few years and [his physique is changing]. He’s not as cut or as ripped as he was in The Incredible Hulk. The most important thing is that face. As you can already see in that concept painting, it is – more than any Hulk that’s ever been done in live action – a Hulk that let’s you see the actor in there. You will be able to see Ruffalo in there. That was a big revelation for us. It’s just a concept painting, but in that you can see the [influence of Marvel Comics pioneer and original Hulk artist Jack] Kirby, as people have already pointed out, but also, and equally important in this case, Ruffalo‘s eyes and his cheek structure. It is him.“