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We’ve been waiting for a long time to see Edward Norton’s version of The Incredible Hulk in action, and now we’ve got our first look. We were all beginning to criticize Universal and Marvel for holding out on showing an actual trailer, especially considering the fact that the movie hits theaters on June 13th. MTV has released the first trailer, which can be viewed below:

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As you can see, not only do we get to see Norton transform into the big green guy, albeit momentarily, we also get to see what Abomination will look like in the film. While the waiting game had me skeptical of how this film was going to turn out, this trailer has got me more than interested. Sitting here watching it with my good friend Pete from Slashfilm, we both noticed that the trailer is cut beautifully, to the point where you don’t even realize that it is a comic book movie until the very end — at least, if you were an uneducated onlooker, that is.

The scene at the end with Hulk and Abomination looks good, but it appears that the filmmakers and CG artists have some work to do. For me, Hulk looks a little goofy and neon. It is the same way that Iron Man looked too polished in one trailer (the first time we see him take out the tank) and then grittier in the version that followed. Taken for what it is though, this trailer should be enough to get you excited about The Incredible Hulk.

The Incredible Hulk is being directed by Louis Leterrier, who previously directed The Transporter. Along with Ed Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth and William Hurt also star. Produced by Universal and Marvel Studios, the film will hit theaters on June 13, 2008.


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