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Hulk Live-Action TV Series Is ‘Still On,’ Del Toro Assures

Back in November 2010, word broke that Marvel Television and ABC Studios were closing in on a deal with Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick to create a new Incredible Hulk television series for ABC. Del Toro continues assure fans that it remains in development, and revealed last August that the live-action drama won’t tie into the movie universe. Whether that’s still the case after the Hulk stole the show in Marvel’s The Avengers remains to be seen.

MTV’s Splash Page caught up with the director at Comic-Con International and asked once again about the project’s status. “I have had a couple of minutes with Marvel since Avengers, and they have the screenplay,” del Toro said. “We’re waiting for a particular writer to do a rewrite on the pilot. That’s where we are right now. But we’re still on.”

No stranger to screens big and small, the Hulk starred in the classic Lou Ferrigno/Bill Bixby TV series, as well as in a slew of cartoons — including Disney XD’s upcoming Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Of course, he’s also appeared in three movies: two solo outings plus Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.

Del Toro’s vision for bringing the Jade Giant to life includes a mix of CGI, prosthetics and puppetry. Seeing as how del Toro is the king of long-gestating projects, we’re waiting to see how quickly this series actually comes together.


  • 0bsessions

     I was going to say “No Rufallo? No thanks.”

    Then I remembered that time I said “No Norton? No thanks” when Rufallo was cast in the first place.

  • Akkadiannumen

    A Hulk series would be great but Del Toro should focus on making a live-action movie based on Marvel’s characters instead. Perhaps one of the smaller characters so he’d have more freedom.

  • 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.

  • Gilberto Edwards

    I like what Guillermo is doing and will continue to get the prosthetic green body along with a costume mask with a few wild tweaks of the old look of the Hulk TV series starring Lou Ferrigno. Are you excited to?

  • Gilberto Edwards

    The might cast Edward Norton or somebody like Ed Norton like Gregory Smith as Bruce Banner in New Hulk TV Series.

  • Joh smith

    Those smaller characters are getting movies hulk ain’t

  • Gilberto Edwards

    Edward Norton will fit Bruce Banner much better than Mark Ruffalo. So that’s why producer Gale Anne Hurd said she have every attention making another Incredible Hulk 2 to see Edward Norton return back to the role as Bruce Banner.

  • Gilberto Edwards

    I heard Lou Ferrigno said in wizard world if he was writing the story Lou Ferrigno said this I would of start of were he left off with Bill Bixby died in plane explosion. But the biggest problem is that the Hulk in the big screen need to be more human and real. When he first saw the Hulk film he didn’t know who the Hulk was. But the last Hulk movie was a little rubbery.

  • Gilberto Edwards

    I believe they might will remake the Hulk TV series liked they did in star trek movie in 2008 same time in iron man and The Incredible Hulk film.

  • Gilberto Edwards

    Don’t vote for Ruffalo because he’ll lose the role as Bruce Banner so instead vote for Norton.