Steve Johnson’s Unused Animatronic Hulk is Incredible [Video]
Steve Johnson is the richest fuel for the internet’s geek blog engine. The special effects master known for his creature work on such films as The Abyss, Ghostbusters, Spider-Man 2, and Where the Wild Things Are was the source of some of our most popular blog posts after he released never-before-seen photos of costume concepts for Superman Lives, the aborted Tim Burton film that was to star Nicolas Cage as a bizarre glow-in-the-dark Man of Steel.
Johnson recently launched a YouTube channel with which to release tens of thousands of hours of behind-the-scenes footage from his 30-year career in special effects, and among that material is an astonishingly advanced animatronic version of the Hulk. Developed for Ang Lee’s 2003 film Hulk, the unused robot appears to eclipse the middling quality of the CGI version we ultimately saw.
Check out video of this technological marvel after the jump.
The first clip serves is a teaser of what Eon Entertainment is calling An Even More Incredible Hulk, which is a documentary on the development of the animatronic character.
This project will be under our ‘Never Seen on Screen’ banner as all of this work was scrapped when Lee decided to go the CGI route. However, fans of the Hulk (as well as FX fans) will get a rare treat from seeing this ‘incredible’ footage.
No word on the release date of An Even More Incredible Hulk, but you can see a little bit more of the creature in the clip below.