Eric Bana says he found working on 2003’s Hulk frustrating due to all of his scenes being in a single room and not part of the motion capture work. Eric Bana found working on Hulk frustrating. Breaking out after the 2000 film, Chopper, Bana found himself one of the hot ticket actors at the turn of the century, and after his role in 2001’s Black Hawk Down, he was cast in the iconic role of Bruce Banner in 2003’s Hulk.

The film, which was directed by Ang Lee, opened to $62 million but fell off drastically after negative word of mouth from audiences due to the film being more cerebral and somber than the film’s marketing campaign sold. After the film’s disappointing box-office performance, Universal Pictures and Marvel Studios rebooted the character in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton.

Norton’s clash with Marvel led to him being recast in 2012 The Avengers with Mark Ruffalo stepping into the role of Bruce Banner, and playing the role ever since. Bana has had himself a steady career, starring in films like Troy, Munich, and J.J Abrams reboot of Star Trek. Bana spoke candidly about his frustration with filming Hulk.