Hulk was apparently director Joel Schumacher's third choice to portray Mr. Freeze (behind eventual pick Arnold Schwarzenegger and runner-up Sylvester Stallone) in an effort to make a movie that would make audiences forget Plan 9 From Outer Space. The role would need a strong actor, as the suit for the part weighed 75 lbs. Fortunately for Hulk he was able to dodge this impending disaster which saved him from reading a plethora of awful puns while also keeping his film resume unblemished.