As always, it’s prudent to take this latest "Hulk 2" rumor with a healthy dose of skepticism — or, with un grain de sel, since the Leterrier talk comes from one of the site’s readers, who heard the director’s scoop on French television.
From SuperHeroHype.com, courtesy of their source, ‘Fred’:
"Louis Leterrier talked about Hulk 2 last night on French TV Show "la grande émission". He mentioned a 120 $ budget and said it won’t be a sequel (that’s the scoop I guess). He’s looking for a bookish glass-wearing type for Banner, no mention of Eric Bana."
Few details have been released regarding the film so far, as Leterrier has stayed quiet on who would play the new Bruce Banner (perhaps "Prison Break"’s Dominic Purcell?), what the storyline would be, what kind of special effects he will use, if "Transporter" pal Jason Statham would be cast, where he will film, what kind of action he’ll use, and if his "Hulk" will be a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2003 version or not. At least, perhaps, we might have the answer to that last question. That is, if you believe what one website reader claims they heard the director say on French television.
The Universal Pictures project is in pre-production for a tentative 2008 release.