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Lou Ferrigno Was ‘Disappointed’ With Hulk’s Portrayal in Avengers: Endgame

November 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Avengers: Endgame Professor Hulk

Lou Ferrigno, the original live-action iteration of the Hulk, wasn’t a big fan of the character’s portrayal in Avengers: Endgame. Ferrigno was at Hamilton Comic Con in Canada recently when he shared his thought on the character, saying that he took issue with how the character became humanized.

“What’s happening is that the first two Hulk movies, the CGI was improving, but the last one, Endgame, I was disappointed,” Ferrigno said (via ComicBook.com). “Because the Hulk needs to be hideous, he needs to be a creature. You see in Endgame, Mark Ruffalo — I think it has a lot to do with him and Disney — I didn’t like the way it portrayed [Hulk]. It took away that beauty, that quality of the Hulk. That’s why a lot of people liked the series.”

Ferrigno was the voice actor for the Hulk persona in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Mark Ruffalo has doing the full performance for the role since, voicing and performance capturing Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

The “smart Hulk” aspect of the character was inspired by the Professor Hulk evolution of the character in 1991’s Incredible Hulk #377, which saw an idealized version of Hulk with the Green Hulk’s strength and Banner’s intelligence without any of Banner’s emotional baggage.