I’m having a hard time with this one.
It’s not fresh news that Academy Award Winning actor William Hurt has been cast to play General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in the upcoming Hulk movie. The announcement was made last summer. I’ve lived with this for more than five months and I’m still having trouble with it.
I mean, really, William Hurt?
The same actor that played soft-spoken John Robinson from Lost in Space?
The guy who was the soft-spoken Macon Leary in The Accidental Tourist?
Soft-spoken Duke Leto from SciFi Channel’s Frank Herbert’s Dune?
Sensing a trend here?
I love William Hurt. I mean, he’s soft-spoken! What’s not to like?
But General Ross is anything but soft-spoken. He’s a hard-boiled war veteran with a knack for plowing through barriers with all the nuance of a bull. Doggedly determined, he’s the perfect foil for the Hulk. As such, I’m really having some difficulty with Hurt’s casting.
Hurt’s a gifted actor playing soft-spoken better than anyone. Who speaks softer, I ask?
You can’t think of anyone, can you?
I just don’t know about this choice.