Ok I’ll say this right up front. You could put Eva Mendes in a Mexican cooking show (I hate cooking shows and I’m also not that big of a fan of Mexican food) and I’d still tune in for 3 hours. That is one seriously attractive women… so good looking that it distracts you from the fact she’s not that good of an actress… although certainly not the worst in Hollywood either. But Mendes as She-Hulk? Now that’s interesting.
There are conflicting reports shooting around the web this morning. First of all there is a story from the great guys over at IESB that is claiming Nicolas Cage is trying to get the She-Hulk project off the ground and wants Mendes (his co-star in Ghost Rider) to play the lead role. Meanwhile, other sites are calling the rumours untrue. Which is true? Hard to say at this point… honestly I’m more interested in the CONCEPT right now more than anything else. For those of you who don’t know… here’s the idea behind she hulk from our friends over at Moviehole:
Jennifer Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner (Hulk) and is a small and somewhat shy daughter of Los Angeles County Sheriff Morris Walters. Agents of Nicholas Trask, a crime boss who had crossed paths with her father, shot and seriously wounded her on a day that Bruce Banner happened to be in town for a visit. Since no donors of her blood type were available, Banner provided blood for a transfusion; his radioactive blood transformed Jennifer into the green-skinned She-Hulk.
I mean come on… should they even be THINKING about a She-Hulk movie right now when the first Hulk film (which I really liked) wasn’t that big of a hit and they’re still waiting to get Hulk 2 off the ground? Isn’t it a little premature to be chasing after a lesser known, less popular character until they at least see how the next Hulk film turns out and how the public responds to it?
But as I said, put Eva Mendes in green body paint and have her pants up up to the crotch for half the movie and I’ll be there… even if she’s just cooking buritos.