When ABC’s fall schedule was announced, there was one oft-rumored project that was conspicuously absent: The small-screen reboot of Marvel’s The Hulk, with none other than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) attached to produce. Well, we’re happy to report that Bruce Banner’s latest adventure ain’t dead yet.
ABC entertainment president Paul Lee told The Hollywood Reporter that he still wants to “see some Marvel projects come to television.” When pressed about the Hulk project, Lee noted that it’s definitely still coming—and could come smashing into living rooms by next fall. Continue reading →
As part of Marvel’s big push onto the small screen, the Hellboy director and the Battlestar Galactica producer are teaming up to bring the Not-So-Jolly Green Giant to ABC in the fall of 2012.
This new Hulk series will be likely be an origin story, featuring an energized, twentysomething Bruce Banner. And while the various movie Hulks were entirely CGI beasts, the series will use a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry and CGI to realize Banner’s alter ago, the design of which will be overseen by Del Toro. The two men will develop the pilot episode’s story together, with Eick doing the scripting and Del Toro directing—if he’s free from his other 94 commitments.
Who doesn’t have fond memories of The Incredible Hulk TV series starring Bill Bixby as David Bruce Banner and Lou Ferrigno as his angry green alter ego? We bet everyone does, and it seems that The Avengers’ Mark Ruffalo also feels that way, as he and geek icon director Joss Whedon are looking to Bixby’s take on the character for inspiration!
Hey, Ed Norton! Still hankering to play the Hulk after your big-screen snub? Got ABC on speed dial? Then maybe you should give them a buzz, ’cause even though Mark Ruffalo has a lock on the movie role, it looks like Hollywood has room for a SECOND Hulk—on television!
This week Mike and Dan are joined once again by William for our 16th episode as we discuss the first installment of the Christopher Eccleston era of Doctor Who ‘Rose’. Then we strap on our proton packs and go hunting ghosts when we review and talk about the 1984 movie Ghostbusters.