Universal has released the first official images from this summer's The Incredible Hulk as part of their 2008 film preview. Though we don't yet get to see Edward Norton's transformation from Bruce Banner into that big green dude (I imagine they're saving that one for the trailer), we do get to see these two shots of Norton as Banner dealing with this whole gamma radiation issue. Here's the caption that goes along with both of these photos: "EDWARD NORTON stars in this new beginning as Bruce Banner, a scientist desperately hunting for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him-THE INCREDIBLE HULK." The film hits theaters on June 13, and is rumored to be debuting its first trailer during the Superbowl. (Note: Universal unloaded a ton of photos for their upcoming 2008 slate; we'll show you more of them in a bit.)

UPDATED with official synopsis: THE INCREDIBLE HULK kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular superheroes of all time. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadows-cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler)-Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and brutally exploit his power.

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