RULK REPORT : Director Joss Whedon considered Red Hulk for AVENGERS Film?
Joss Whedon, the acclaimed director of one of the bigest movies of all time… Marvel’s THE AVENGERS…. blogs ever so often on the weblog site whedonesque.com. His latest post is a cheeky interview of sorts, where he was asked the following question:
RDA: Anyone in particular you’d like to thank?
JW: [Reads from notecard]. I couldn’t have done this myself. Part of this Saturn Award belongs to Jeremy Latcham, Kevin Feige, and the fine Marvel folk… But the secret ingredient is my closest peeps: J-Mo, who did uncredited punch-up work (carrier battle, yo!), Z-bro, Drew “I am Loki only taller and foppier” Goddard, and Kai, all of whom worked the story with me. Without them (and Jeremy), I’d still be figuring out how the Wasp fits in to this, and where to put Red Hulk.
Now normally I would just chalk this up to quirky humor from a quirky director and would never believe the Red Hulk was considered to make an appearance in the first AVENGERS film Marvel produced (that has gone on to break box office records across the globe). Yet, however, what is intriguing is Whedon also mentions Wasp, which Joss has routinely been asked about and revealed the buggy superheroine was very much considered to be included in the early stages of The AVENGERS script building. Joss also seems to be legitly thanking people who helped him massage his script to the tight, slice of perfection we ended up with today. So was a Rulking General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross briefly considered as well?
I’m still doubtful, but it’s worth following up with a question one day (if anyone gets the opportunity to ask).