The Hollywood Reporter is confirming this morning that Liv Tyler will be playing the part of Betty Ross in the next Hulk movie from Marvel Studios. Tyler will star opposite Ed Norton who will be playing Bruce Banner.
Ross, a classic “Hulk” character from the comic book’s beginning in 1962, is Banner’s fellow scientist and an ally in his quest to rid him of his lurking monster deep inside. The movie will unfold with Ross estranged from Banner (Norton), but with the pursuit of the Hulk heating up and Banner on the run trying to cure his condition, Ross finds herself swept back into his life.
I don’t know if Marvel is totally disavowing everything from the previous Hulk movie, but I kind of dug Jennifer Connelly as Ross. Tyler will do a good job, I’m sure, but she just doesn’t do it for me like Connelly did.
Universal Pictures is distributing the film, that begins filming this summer in Canada.