“We’ve done some very cool things,” said Roth. “I think it’s going to be fun. I’m in my own world with this one so there’s a lot of it I don’t see what’s going on. All I know is, as far as I’m concerned, this is some fun stuff going on.”
Roth is privy to the transformation effects, but cannot share the details. “I’m still filming it. This is one for my boys. Pure, on set, all I’m asking is, ‘Okay, this has got to be a cool shot for my kids, all right? Am I going to look cool in this shot?’ It’s truly about that for me, completely about that.”
Even the Roth kids are skeptical about the new Hulk. “I’m treated with great suspicion. ‘So, is it going to be cool, dad?’ And you don’t know because they’re the worst critics of the lot. I could be ridiculed when I walk into school when I drop them off. You never know.”
In Louis Leterrier’s Incredible Hulk, Roth plays a KGB soldier named Emil Blonsky who turns into the superbeing Abomination, much like Bruce Banner (Ed Norton) becomes the Hulk. Unlike Banner, Abomination can’t return to normal and seeks revenge for his condition. On the run from General “Thunderbolt” Ross (William Hurt) and separated from his ladylove, Betty (Liv Tyler), Banner will have to face his nemesis in what’s sure to be an epic showdown.
Incredible Hulk smash into theater June 13, 2008.