Before Ang Lee made the weird, shockingly light-on-smashing movie we’ve come to call Hulk, he tried to decide whether to have an all CG Hulk, or a giant robot one. He end up with the CG one, of course, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a giant robot Hulk built and tested.
This amazing behind-the-scenes video comes from Steve Johnson, who also revealed those insanely awful Tim Burton Superman suits. I’m comfortable in calling the man a National Nerd Treasure at this point. Also, how much more awesome would have the Hulk movie been if it had starred a giant robot? Okay, not much, probably, but wouldn’t it have just been pleasant to know a giant Hulk robot was out there? (Via Comics Alliance)
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.