Marvel's The Incredible Hulk 2 is a 2010 live-action superhero film produced by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios based on the superhero, the Incredible Hulk. It is the overall fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a direct sequel to the previous Marvel Studios film, The Incredible Hulk. It was released worldwide on November 19th 2010.
The Incredible Hulk 2 was originally disputed within Marvel Studios, since even though the first film received generally positive reviews, feedback and box office, it still wasn't quite the hit they were initially hoping for. But they decided to try again with a sequel, managing to sign on with director Neill Blomkamp, giving him an increased budget from Shane Black.
It was already known from the end-credits scene that The Leader would be the main villain of the movie, and Samuel Sterns' portrayer, Tim Blake Nelson, was very excited and enthusiastic to take on the role. But Blomkamp was also interested in a doing a psychological film, and not just having it be action. It was later confirmed the film would be taking much inspiration from the Peter David Hulk stories, causing rumors to begin circulating that the classic Gray Hulk would make an appearance in the film. Blomkamp on also confirmed the recurring nemesis A.I.M. from the first film would be returning as antagonists, including their notorious Scientist Supreme M.O.D.O.K.
It was later confirmed at Comic Con that their would be larger references to the universe in the movie, especially S.H.I.E.L.D. with a confirmed guest appearance from Cobie Smulders, reprising her role as Agent Maria Hill, originally in Black Widow and Hawkeye. The film held principle photography in late 2009, and was released on November 19th 2010 around the world.
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk
- Edward Norton as Samuel Sterns/The Leader
- Tim Blake Nelson as George Tarleton/M.O.D.O.K.
- Liv Taylor as Betty Ross
- William Hurt as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
- Adrian Pasdar as General Glenn Talbot
- Michael Angarano as Rick Jones
- Ty Burrell as Leonard Samson
- Shad Moss as Jim Wilson
- Salma Hayek as Katherine Waynesboro
- Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill
- Samuel L. Jackson as Director Nick Fury (Cameo)