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So, you’re not so sure about Marvel and ABC’s new “The Hulk” TV show? Well here is news that should get you all excited if you weren’t already: Guillermo del Toro is currently finalizing a deal to co-create, produce, and possibly even direct the pilot episode for the latest “Hulk” TV show. How you like them apples?
Del Toro, along with producer David Eick (of “Battlestar Galactica”) fame, are very close to boarding the TV series that will focus on a “mid-twenties” Bruce Banner, with the Hulk’s, well, “Hulking out” using a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry and CGI instead of just pure CGI like the movie, or like the first TV show, which basically just swapped in a bodybuilder.
“I have always been attracted at the combination of comic book heroics and monsters, Jack Kirby’s Demon or Kamandi or DC’s Deadman or Marvel’s Dr. Strange, Morbius, Metamorpho, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, etc,” Del Toro said. He said that The Hulk has been at the top of his list and he first pursued it as a feature film around the time of the 2002 release of Blade II, which he directed. Del Toro added that, with partner Eick “we coalesced a respectful but powerful way of retelling the Banner/Hulk story in a fresh way.”
The TV show’s premiere date is sometime around Fall 2012, after the character has once again graced movie screens in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”.