Guillermo del Toro’s Hulk TV Show Still in Development for 2013

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The Hulk Comic Book CoverWith the Green Goliath smashing bad guys in Joss Whedon’s mammoth hit “The Avengers”, it only stands to reason that the Hulk is getting lots of renewed interest. Marvel has all but confirmed that they’re still on tap to do a new “Hulk” movie in the coming years, and ABC has now told journos that they, too, are still in development with Guillermo del Toro’s “Hulk” TV show.

According to network President Paul Lee, the Del Toro-developed “Hulk” wasn’t quite ready to move beyond development in 2012, so it’ll have to wait for 2013 to move forward. The network, which is owned by Disney, which also owns Marvel, has all the incentive it needs to get a “Hulk” TV show out there — Whedon’s “The Avengers”, in which the Hulk plays a crucial part (not to mention his crowd-pleasing antics), is rolling in dough right now, and ABC would be wise to strike while the iron is still hot.

Lee says they’re not just working on a new “Hulk” show, but looking at turning other Avengers properties into TV shows as well. Adding:

We’re immensely proud to be a company with The Avengers. We’re going to continue to develop aggressively.

Well hell, then get to it, buddy. What’s the hold-up? If you can’t get the Hulk up and running soon, why not try some other properties first? And what’s the hold-up on that “Aka Jessica Jones” TV series?

After all, it’s not like Marvel has a shortage of characters to choose from…

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  • Juggernaut

    No Ruffalo no need to make it.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      You never know. With all these A-list actors going to tv again, I can see Ruffalo reprising the role of Banner on the small screen before jumping back to the big screen.

  • Lexavi80

    I don’t see Mark Ruffalo on TV. The guy is hot now. No time to dedicate his time to one character only.

    Plus, a Tv show? How much it will tie-in to the movies? I’m a little on the fence on this one.

    I think they should introduce minor characters on TV shows and then pass them into future upcoming movies , like Avengers 2.

    They can introduce Ant-Man or Luke Cage, or even She-Hulk on TV, and after the audience get use to them, they can go to the movies fresh.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I was saying it could happen, but its very doubtful. Not cause Ruffalo is hot right now like you said, and there are people that do multiple tv shows. What I think is they should go the Smallville route and seperate it from the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).

      I do however like the idea of having characters introduced on the show and then showing up in films. Would only work if they’re connected though.

  • DrSftpork

    I think they should do it like ”Tales From the Crypt,” and do a one-off episode with a different Marvel character each week,to test which lesser-knowns audiences connect with. I think it should be more ”Marvel Presents,” with Hulk as host, in a tattered silk smoking jacket, sitting in a demolished library.

    ”Ah, yes, Hulk remember puny Power Man. He very strong, but NOT STRONG AS HULK! Hulk say watch Power Man meet man, not know if friend or SMASH! Hulk say you will like. You will like…OR HULK SMASH!”

    No need to tie up Ruffalo, Disney tests audience reactions to lesser-knowns, and the show is actually good because there are no origin stories, no unnecessary bastardization of canon, and no overly complicated (and therefore alienating) plot lines. Just one or two characters in their full glory, for an hour. I smell a cult classic…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      That would be hilarious! will never happen but that would be awesome. A Marvel show like that would actually be pretty cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McDonnell/868645580 Michael McDonnell

    How would you all feel about the new series being a loose sequel to the original series? would Marvel have a problem with it?

    If they did a loose sequel now they’ll probably reveal that Banner didn’t die from the fall instead went into deep hibernation, the down side it would lack any supporting characters or villains from the comics and use only the continuity of the Bixby/ Ferrigno show.

    A quasi sequel to the Bixby/ Ferrigno series you wouldn’t have to worry about being faithful to the Marvel universe, only have David Banner and Jack McGee.

    • Juggernaut

      I could see a version between the Bixby/Ferigno show and the Marvel films. Have them allude to the events of the 70′s/80′s series and the tv movies as what Banner was doing before the events of Louis letterier’s The Incredible Hulk. The new series could follow Banner post Avengers and having him being persued by Jack McGee and co.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        That would actually work really well.

        • Juggernaut

          The biggest hurdle will be the casting of Banner. I truly believe that one of the main factors of the resurgence of interest from the fans in The Hulk was Ruffalo’s performance. Sure, the effects were better and the ensemble setting added to it but Ruffalo’s Hulk/Banner was, in my opinion, the best version of the character so far. Having another actor portray him in the series would truly ruin the momentum of the character at least for me. Ruffalo has signed on for more appearances so I suppose the could tap him to play the green goliath on the small screen but it is highly doubtful.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Agreed! And with him not beiong eeded for Avnegrs 2 for a bit he could definitely do small screen. I personally think this would be great on like TNT, AMC, or something where it could be a bit edgier than network tv.

          • Juggernaut

            If not a cable chanel I’d like to see it on FX personally!

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Yeah but then there’s the whole Fox marvel thing. LOL. I was going to say that but didn’t want to jinx it.

  • Gilberto Edwards

    Great no Mark Ruffalo,there will be a another actor to replace him.

  • Gilberto Edwards

    I believe the Hulk TV series is still in development means it’s not dead.

  • Gilberto Edwards

    They need another actor to play Bruce Banner it will be an actor that’s able to bring something to the character which means that’s looks like Bruce Banner from the comics and Bill Bixby.