We've truly come a long way in terms of the technology used for superhero films and TV shows. We've grown so accustomed to studios' use of CGI magic that it's hard to imagine these projects not making use of visual effects to make things look aesthetically better. However, one Marvel star is criticizing the "overreliance" of superhero actors on fancy costumes and the use of computer-generated effects. Lou Ferrigno, the original actor to play the Incredible Hulk on the small screen is apparently not a fan of today's standards
Taking to Twitter, the Hollywood legend seemingly threw shade at superhero actors who rely on CGI and said that his version of the green giant didn't have to go that route. Posting an image of his iconic Hulk portrayal, He wrote: "Can’t think of another superhero that isn’t in costume or CGI. Worked damn hard on my diet and exercise for the Hulk. Wasn’t going to let anyone down. The hulk was my hero as a kid as well." Check it out here:
Can’t think of another superhero that isn’t in costume or CGI.— Lou Ferrigno (@LouFerrigno) June 19, 2021
Worked damn hard on my diet and exercise for the Hulk. Wasn’t going to let anyone down. The hulk was my hero as a kid as well #hulkseries #oghulk #nocgiinvolved #dietandexercise #louferrigno #dontmakemeangry pic.twitter.com/ulh3dbx2Qc
Mad props to Ferrigno for doing his best to bring the character to life in live-action form, but let's be real here, his version of the Hulk looked nothing like its comic book counterpart which is understandable considering it came out in the 1970s when technology wasn't as advanced. I don't want to take anything away from Lou but CGI hulk is the way to go unless Hollywood can find an eight-foot-tall actor to play the part.
Meanwhile, speaking of the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo is expected to appear in Disney+'s She-Hulk series.
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