'Hulk,' 'LXG' and 'X2': Comics2Film wrap for May 27, 2003


The final countdown to "The Hulk" begins with less than four weeksto go until big green smashes onto the big screen. Universal is pumping up TheHulk.comwith some all-new content for fans to get excited about.

First up is the new "Origin of the Hulk" video clip, which givesviewers background on the roots of the character. With commentary from Stan Lee,James Schamus, Avi Arad,  Eric Bana, Gale Anne Hurd and Jennifer Connelly,the clip traces the characters path from the minds of Lee and Jack Kirby,through his popular TV incarnation, and on to this summer's movie. Fans will seea few new bits of film from the movie, as well as some bare CGI effects and lotsof previews of "The Hulk" video game.

Click on "The Movie" and then "Trailers/TV Spots" to find"Origin of The Hulk."

Next up on the site is the "Wish Fulfillment" TV spot promoting thefilm. This new advertisement has been running on network television all weekend.There're just a few new snippets of Hulk-Smash action, but it's still a coolclip that focuses on the rush of being a giant force of nature. 

Theseclips join the Stan Lee video interview on the site as well as the Eric Banatext Q & A.

Finally, visitors to TheHulk.comcan enter the Hulk sweepstakes and win a trip for four to Universal Studios Hollywoodor Universal Studios Orlando.



Fans who are lookingfor new artwork for "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" can clickover to mc.themes.ru.There's a new poster there featuring the seven members of the League. Unlikethe previous poster, this one features an invisible Invisible Man and thebrutish Mr. Hyde in place of Dr. Jekyll.

Thanks to MovieCity Geek for the lead.



While two movie characters claimed to be"the one" this weekend, Morgan Freeman's God won out over KeanuReeves' Neo in the battle for the box office. 

BoxOffice Mojo reports that "Bruce Almighty" was the champ thisweekend, giving fans the Jim Carrey they've been missing; the goofy, funny one."Bruce" took in an estimated $86 million plus over the long, MemorialDay weekend.

The movie toppled "The Matrix: Reloaded,"which took in over $45 million in its second week of release. That movie shedabout 50% of its audience from last week's blockbuster opening.

"X2:X-Men United" is still box office force in it's forth week of release. Themovie is hanging in at #4 (still trailing "Daddy Day Care"). TheMarvel mutants took home another $13 million in ticket sales this week bringingits opening month domestic tally to $192 million. Could the $200 million markbe just a week away?



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