It's been six whole years since The Hulk had the chance to cause some serious insurance claims in his own film. Sure, he's beaten a puny God into an even punier pulp in The Avengers, and he's set to do much the same in next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron - but it's all been within someone else's framework.
Which makes the recent release of a video showing something pretty darned awesome. Louis Leterrier, who directed The Incredible Hulk back in 2008, also came up with a plane-set fantasy sequence for the film. It wasn't scripted, and it never made its way into the final movie, but it was story-boarded - and David E. Duncan, who worked on the film, has now uploaded it as a swanky, high quality animatic.
You can check out by clicking on the (un-embedded) Vimeo player below:
For those of us who still remember The Incredible Hulk fondly - especially that Brazilian favela-set section - this is great stuff. Avengers' Hulk may be awesome, but he's not quite the same when he's being told what to do by Tony Stark. Bruce Banner may be Tony's buddy, but The Hulk is born to smash - and he needs to do so more-or-less uncontrollably, for as much of a film's running time as possible.
And you don't get a whole lot more uncontrollable than breaking a plane you're currently sitting in.
We'll hopefully see a lot more of Hulk smashing things in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035), set for release May 1, 2015.