Eric Bana

Second time around, Hulk returns to his roots

The Incredible Hulk is not a remake or a sequel - it's a "reboot," according to Marvel Studios.

In 2003, Ang Lee's The Hulk failed to create a big-screen franchise from Marvel's feared - and beloved - green giant, the crazy misunderstood monster of comic-book superheroes.

So Marvel installed a whole new team, replacing star Eric Bana with Maryland native Edward Norton and substituting The Transporter 2's Louis Leterrier for Lee. (Norton, without screen credit, also rewrote the script and served as a producer.)

In the super-expensive world of new-millennial fantasy filmmaking, this kind of delayed second launch is a risky business.

"I think Marvel...