Tim Blake Nelson Confirms More Incredible Hulk Sequels
With The Incredible Hulk now out on DVD, the number of fans who want to see another sequel is constantly growing. As much as we'd all like to believe that Universal is already in pre-production on a sequel, that's just not the case. We've been reporting the minor details over the last few months, but nothing concrete. MTV caught up with Tim Blake Nelson recently who confirmed that he actually signed on for a trilogy, but doesn't know if they'll actually eventually get made or not. For those wondering why Blake Nelson is important, he's the one who turns into the villain named Leader near the end of the movie.
"I'm signed on to do Hulk 2 and 3 whether Edward's there or not, so it's not even up to me," Blake Nelson told MTV. "When I agreed to do Hulk, I signed off for two sequels, so it's a moot question. I certainly hope Edward is on the sequel — but that's up to Marvel and Edward." That Edward he is talking about isn't the one from Twilight, it's fellow actor Edward Norton. As we all know, Norton and Universal got into a bit of a fight, and while we still got a great movie, that experience has made the possibility of Norton returning quite unlikely. "I feel Edward and I are well-suited for one another. It's really fun collaborating with him, and he made these characters [in Hulk and Leaves of Grass] better," Blake Nelson explains.
So what does all this have to do with the Hulk universe? Tim Blake Nelson's character in the movie was Dr. Samuel Sterns, who eventually becomes the villain known as Leader. "I already did [research into Leader] when I was doing [Dr. Samuel] Sterns, because I felt that it would be helpful to lay in stuff as Sterns for what Leader would be," Blake Nelson recalls. Previously, director Louis Leterrier confirmed that Leader was a villain that the film would set up and we all saw the scene where some of the serum dripped onto Sterns' head, causing his brain to start expanding, physically making him more like the comic book villain (seen above to the right).
Unfortunately Blake Nelson didn't have any updates on whether or not a sequel is moving forward. At this point in the game, I'm already afraid that we'll never see one. Maybe they're waiting for Marvel to figure out their plans for The Avengers movie first? Although it's setup at a different studio, it might eventually involve Hulk, putting any sequels on hold for quite a while. Do you want to see a Hulk sequel?