The Hulk has officially spoken... about the Hulk speaking!
While attending Wizard World Comic Con in Nashville, Tennessee, the former and original Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno chatted with ComicBook.com about the new version of the Hulk headed to the big screen later this year. In Thor: Ragnarok, Mark Ruffalo's version of the big green rage monster will have evolved from his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut and be able to form words and almost entire sentences. It's a move making the character similar to the Hulk in Marvel Comics but a deviation by comparison to Ferrigno's portrayal on The Incredible Hulk TV series.
"I think there should be a little dialogue but not when he's in a rage because we dealt in the past with that," Ferrigno said. "In a normal conversation, it should be more of his sensitivity."
As for whether or not Ferrigno will be lending his voice to the Marvel Comics hero in future films as he has in previous Avengers movie, the actor can't say much just yet. "There will be a lot of surprises I really can't talk about it," Ferrigno said. "You'll be surprised!"
Ferrigno's Hulk debuted in 1978. Since The Incredible Hulk TV series, a number of actors have portrayed the character in live-action, though their angry and powerful version has been computerized as opposed to Ferrignos literally using his natural stature and physique to play the part. The actors include Eric Bana, Edward Norton, and Mark Ruffalo -- none of whom are close to the size of Ferrigno!
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 4, 2017.