The Incredible Hulk

Destination film plot

The Plot

The Incredible Hulk is one of the most iconic and best-loved of all Marvel Comics’ characters and is the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Gamma radiation causes Bruce Banner to mutate into a giant green monster whenever he gets angry, and he’s on a mission to find the cure while hiding from his nemesis, Gen. Directed by Louis Leterrier, the Incredible Hulk movie features a huge array of complex special effects and makes use of some spectacular aerial shots across several fantastic locations.

Destination film statistics

Film Released

2008

Gross Box Office

$263.42 million

Filming Location

Various locations in Toronto, Canada and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Destination Landmarks and Locations

Landmarks and Locations

  • Rocinha Favela, Rio de Janeiro – Aerial shot of Bruce Banner’s neighbourhood
  • Tavares Bastos Favela, Rio de Janeiro – Actual filming location of Bruce Banner’s neighbourhood
  • Behring Chocolate factory, Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro – Exterior factory yard shots of the juice bottling plant Banner works at
  • Taunay Waterfall in Tijuca Forest near Rio – Filming locations for ‘Guatemala’ scenes
  • University of Toronto, King’s College Circus, Toronto – Campus used as the fictitious “Culver University”, where Banner’s girlfriend Betty Ross works
Destination why you should visit

Why You Should Visit

Both Rio de Janeiro and Toronto hold amazing attractions to any visitor, especially a movie buff who can’t get enough of this particular Marvel masterpiece. The Rocinha Favela welcomes all visitors and runs guided tours through the neighbourhood, perfect for those interested in the local Rio culture as well as seeing a key part of the Incredible Hulk film set. And, when you’re done, you can round off the adventure by exploring the towering, 30-metre-tall Taunay waterfall, which was used as the filming location for Bruce Banner’s visit to the Guatemalan jungle.

Destination Film Facts
  • Did You Know?

    Liv Tyler immediately accepted her role as Betty Ross without even reading the script.

  • Did You Know?

    The producer refers to the movie as a ‘Requel’ as it’s partly a reboot and partly a sequel to the 2003 Hulk movie.

  • Did You Know?

    The military base seen in the movie, “Fort Johnson,” is named after Kenneth Johnson, who wrote, directed and produced The Incredible Hulk TV series.