Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Hulk
6. JOHNNY DEPP, TOM CRUISE AND STEVE BUSCEMI WERE CONSIDERED TO PLAY HULK
The Hulk has gone through his fair share of actors but just imagine how those movies wold have turned out if filmmakers had gone with their original choices. When the first feature was in development Johnny Depp was the top choice for Bruce Banner but eventually passed.
Later, when Ang Lee took the helm, Watchmen‘s Doctor Manhattan, Billy Crudup, was offered the role but also declined, as did Tom Cruise (who subsequently would also turn down the role of Iron Man). It was only after a string of Hollywood stars including Jeff Goldblum and for some wonderful reason Steve Buscemi tested for the role that Eric Bana was finally cast.
Following Lee’s film, David Duchovny nearly played the Hulk in a proposed straight-to-DVD sequel that was thankfully scrapped. And when Edward Norton departed, Joaquin Phoenix considered postponing his career as a rapper to join The Avengers in his stead.
No worries though, we’ll always have the Internet to show what could have been with a Steve Buscemi Hulk.