A new fan made trailer pits Christopher Reeve’s Superman against Lou Ferrigno’s Hulk. It’s part four of YouTube user Mike Habjan’s ongoing Superman v Hulk fight.
The fight begins with Superman lugging the Hulk up into the sky reading to take Hulk into outer space. However, the Hulk isn’t going to just let Superman carry him away. He begins pounding on Superman until Superman finally releases him. However, Superman is persistent and continue to try and carry Hulk into space. The two battle back and forth before Hulk finally gives him a mighty kick to the gut that sends Superman flying.
Superman quickly recovers and begins launching into his iconic supersonic punches. But the Hulk doesn’t just sit and take it, he gives as good as he gets. Eventually, Superman gets Hulk to the edge of space. However, Hulk unleashes his mighty thunderclap and sends both of them tumbling back to Earth.
Mike Habjan who created the epic fight describes his inspiration, “I use the 80’s film and television versions of these characters as that as [sic] what I grew up watching and inspired this in the first place. Christopher Reeve’s likeness is used as in the previous version with slight model enhancements from the last one. I chose to give Hulk a closer resemblance to Lou Ferrigno, in face and body proportion but an eight foot tall, even more jacked version, minus the goofy wig. I use their likeness with all respect and hope it does their portrayals justice.”
He then details the amount of work and effort he put into the video, “this was four years in the making. I usually work about 50 hours a week, pretty much whenever I’m home and render day and night on three work computers…Each shot went through many revisions and a lot of stuff was changed or taken out over the years. Took a while to find the right beats to hit. I think it turned out alright though not perfect or studio quality. It was a lot more difficult to stage a sky battle than I thought it would be, a lot more than a ground fight, so I kind of look forward to continuing it on the ground.”
That was definitely an epic fight, and I look forward to seeing it continue.