Lou Ferrigno has revealed that he was "disappointed" with the way The Hulk was portrayed in the Avengers: Endgame.
Ferrigno played The Hulk in the famous TV series, The Incredible Hulk, from 1977 until 1981. The CBS series ran for eighty episodes in total, spanning a total of 5 seasons.
Avengers: Endgame was released back in 2019 and although it was an incredible hit with fans, it seems that Ferrigno was disappointed by it as he claims that the portrayal of The Hulk in Avengers: Endgame needed "to be hideous" and was not.
As per ComicBook.com, Ferrigno spoke at Canada's Hamilton Comic Con where he revealed that he "was disappointed."
"What's happening is that in the first two Hulk movies, the CGI was improving, but the last one, Endgame, I was disappointed," he said. "Because the Hulk needs to be hideous, he needs to be a creature."
"You see in Endgame, Mark Ruffalo — I think it has a lot to do with him and Disney — I didn't like the way it portrayed [Hulk]. It took away that beauty, that quality of the Hulk. That's why a lot of people liked the [original Hulk] series."
Ferrigno also revealed that he felt Avengers: Endgame was too "extreme" with the "spaceships, the shooting, the outer space."
"We need good stories. Good elements, good messages about life," he said. "Because when you see the series, even like The Twilight Zone, the original Twilight Zone, you learn something from every episode. The CGI, I mean, it's all different. People like it that way because it's bigger entertainment on the screen."
Ferrigno added that he thought making Hulk have conversations in Endgame "spoiled it."
"Doing voiceover is very hard, because when you're doing voice work, I can't do a scene with [another actor], I have to improvise. So when I did the voice for the film, they had me in a dark room. They only told me about the scene, so I had to improvise," Ferrigno explained.
"I couldn't talk for two days afterwards, because [the voice] comes from inside the chest, the strong bellow when the Hulk roars. It's a challenge, it's work. But I had to almost yell and talk like the Hulk thinks and feels. And now in this new film, the Hulk is having dialogue conversations, I think it basically just spoiled it."