As promised, the Incredible Hulk trailer debuted on MTV last night, and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say…enh. While I was mildly confused to see Tim Roth holding a sniper rifle (I thought he was a rival scientist) and vaguely concerned about the zen/yoga pose Norton gets in, I was somewhat gratified to see Ed Norton tossed out of a helicopter?a nod to the Ultimates, where people do terrible things to Bruce Banner in order to bring out the Hulk when ass-kicking needs to happen. Overall, it seems okay, but I imagine Iron Man is going to hand it its incredible green ass.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.