SNL "The Impossible Hulk": Don't Make Idris Elba Angry. You Won't Like Cecily Strong When He's Angry. [VIDEO]

By now, we've heard all of the scuttlebutt [Ed: Bleeding Cool TV's unofficial 'word-of-the-day"] about James Gunn taking over the reins of Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad sequel – a shift in the geek directorial power structure that resulted from "Misney Studios" deciding it was having too good a run of near cult-like adoration and that it was time to metaphorically empty a clip into its own paw.

Because when you're a corporation whose moral foundationa was built by a man of Walt Disney's noble character, there is a certain level of decorum that must be maintained: old tweets that were owned up to and apologized for will never be tolerated.

Testifying before Congress to destroy the lives of three animators/labor union organizers who dared lead a strike against your labor practices by labelling them "communist agitators" on the other hand…

So with a change in director usually comes a change in cast: Will "Blue Man Group" Smith is out as Deadshot, and Luther star / Saturday Night Live host Idris Elba is reportedly in negotiations to join Gunn's Squad – but what you're about to see might just change everything.

Thanks to the hard-hitting journalists at SNL, it appears "Misney" not only made Elba an offer to replace Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Banner/The Incredible Hulk but apparently moved ahead with a trailer for the pilot, too. While there's been a ton of talk about MCU (Misney Cinematic Universe) Phase LXII looking to take the films in some bold directions… this one?

Ummm… it's definitely bold.

In an isolated apartment above a Tony Burch, a failed gamma radiation experiment results in a Dr. Bruce Banner (Elba) changed to his very genetic core – haunted by the demon (Cecily Strong) that now rages within him… demanding to be let out, And to talk to your manager.

An impossible demon who's angry, emboldened… and privileged:

While no one at "Misney" asked for our input, the fine folks here at Bleeding Cool drafted up an opening that still needs a little work but we feel gets to the true heart of the pilot:

Dr. David Banner – physician, scientist, stereotyped black man… searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all over-emboldened white women with a smart phone have.

Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation alters his body chemistry.

And now, when David Banner gets accused of being "angry" or "aggressive," a startling metamorphosis occurs. The creature is driven by rage and avoided by an investigative reporter – and pretty much everyone else.

[Banner:] "Don't make me feel aggressed. You wouldn't like me when I feel aggressed."


The creature is avoided over complaints/accusations that don't exist. David Banner is believed to be a pushover. And he must let the world think that he is a pushover, until he can find a way to control the raging 911-speed-dialing spirit that dwells within him.

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About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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