Dr. Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) believes a cure has been found for his unique condition. Unfortunately, before he can reach the United States to act on the issue, he is chased by an elite army troop led by Major Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) and supervised by General Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt' Ross (William Hurt). Banner's former love happens to be the daughter of the General, Dr. Elizabeth 'Betty' Ross (Liv Tyler). With the assistance of his alter ego, Banner returns to the United States, with the government hot on his tail. He manages to escape with Betty, but not before the secret of the Hulk is revealed, and a new monster known as "The Abomination" enters the scene. The two creatures must now battle for supremacy with the lives of everyone at stake.