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Eric Bana Addresses If He Would Return as Hulk in Avengers 5: Secret Wars

Eric Bana Addresses If He Would Return as Hulk in Avengers 5: Secret Wars

In a recent interview, actor Eric Bana addressed the possibility of returning to his iconic role as the Hulk in the highly anticipated Avengers 5: Secret Wars.

Bana starred as Bruce Banner in Ang Lee’s 2003 film Hulk, a movie that reimagined the Hulk lore with a unique, artistic vision.

Although the film was controversial and ahead of its time, many have wondered if Bana might reprise his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Eric Bana’s Thoughts on Returning as Hulk

When asked during an interview with Fifi, Fev & Nick for Breakfast if he would consider returning as Hulk, to have his own version of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Eric Bana was quick to shut down the idea. “I can’t see it. I can’t see it,” Bana stated.

Despite the playful suggestions from the hosts that he still has the physique to play the character, Bana humorously pointed out the advances in CGI: “Well… CGI, mate. You don’t really need it. A lot of steroids there.”

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Bana reiterated his stance, making it clear that he has no desire to return as Bruce Banner in the MCU. “Nah, I can’t see that, mate,” he concluded, leaving little room for speculation about his potential comeback.

The Legacy and Impact of Eric Bana’s Hulk

Ang Lee’s Hulk movie might not have been a perfect fit with traditional Marvel lore, but it stands out for its artistic ambition.

The film attempted to bring a comic book to life, with innovative scene transitions and a deeper exploration of the Hulk’s connection to nature.

Although it didn’t achieve mainstream success, it laid the groundwork for more sophisticated superhero films that followed.

Fans have expressed their interest in seeing Bana’s version of Hulk again, showing a nostalgic fondness for his portrayal.

One remarked, “I actually really enjoyed this version of Hulk when it came out. The game was dope too!”

Another added, “I like him as a Hulk.” These comments highlight the unique appeal Bana brought to the character.

Some fans even highlighted the distinctiveness of Bana’s Hulk compared to later versions. “Good decision, before they destroy HULK (Smart version) and as I remember this HULK is also bigger. On screen, it would be cool to watch it,” one commenter said.

Another fan pointed out the sheer power that Bana’s Hulk displayed: “That Hulk in the MCU would truly be a world-breaker. His only response to taking damage is growing bigger and stronger. Not even a gamma bomb could end him.”

Looking Forward

The possibility of seeing different iterations of the Hulk in a multiverse event like Secret Wars continues to intrigue fans.

The idea of Bana’s Hulk, alongside Edward Norton’s and Mark Ruffalo’s versions, coming together on screen is a tantalizing thought for many.

However, given Bana’s clear disinterest, it seems unlikely that we’ll see this version of Hulk making a comeback.

As Marvel Studios navigates its current Multiverse Saga, bringing together characters from different eras of Marvel movies remains an exciting prospect.

While Eric Bana may not return as Bruce Banner, the potential for surprising cameos and crossovers keeps fans eagerly anticipating what’s next.

As the franchise continues to evolve, the legacy of past portrayals like Bana’s will always hold a special place in the hearts of Marvel enthusiasts.

Eric Bana’s Hulk on screen:

HULK Best Clips (2003) Eric Bana
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