The original Hulk stopped by ABC 4 Utah Studios. Lou Ferrigno joins a star-studded cast of celebrities expected to attend the Salt Lake Comic Con.
“Everyone has a little hulk inside of us. The hulk releases out our frustrations. You can't smash a table but the hulk can,” said actor Lou Ferrigno.
Lou got his shot in show business all thanks to Marvel creator Stan Lee. Lou met him 30 years ago on the set of the Hulk, the TV series.
“He's got this scratchy voice and he says 'hey Lou, you need to workout you look like a puny weakling.’ And that was Stan Lee,” said Ferrigno.
Over the years, they’ve become great friends. So Lou asked Stan Lee for a favor; a favor for Salt Lake Comic Con.
“The guy that started it all, he's coming here in Utah on Saturday to sign autographs isn't that incredible,” said Ferrigno.
It’s an incredible opportunity to meet the 90-year-old mastermind behind characters who’ve flooded our comics, TVs, and movie screens for decades.
“He started a movement that will last forever. Our great-great-great grandchildren will know his legacy; the avengers, the X-Men,” said Ferrigno.
It’s a huge announcement for Salt Lake’s inaugural year. Usually, a first-time comic con only brings in about 2,000 people. Ten times as many fans have already bought about tickets to the Salt Lake Comic Con.
“You always have big dreams but not this big,” said Salt Lake Comic Con Founder Dan Farr.
Dan Farr’s dreams of the event Salt Lake could host, now brings in the man responsible for some of our most beloved characters.
“He's coming to this convention. He’s coming to Salt Lake City. He doesn't have to. He can stay home. But he's doing it because he loves his fans,” said Farr.
Stan Lee will be available to sign autographs and meet with fans on Saturday.