Since announcing Marvel would be teaming with the incredibly talented Guillermo del Toro for a new live-action Hulk televison series on ABC, both studios and Del Toro have been mum on details. The only other news we’ve heard was it will debut sometime in the new year, but at Comic-Con the director sat down with MTV for a progress update.
Still in the early stages of development, the director of Hellboy and the upcoming science fiction film Pacific Rim, said:
I have had a couple of minutes with Marvel since ‘Avengers,’ and they have the screenplay. 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.
It should be noted Marvel’s current Hulk/Bruce Banner played by Mark Ruffalo will not be a part of the series, but has agreed to reprise his role in future films. This sounds like pretty good timing, what with Marvel announcing its upcoming line-up of feature films and other various projects, and surely Guillermo will draw inspiration from Joss Whedon and The Avengers.
I think ‘Avengers’ is beautiful because you give a movie like that — that size, that scope — to a guy that has the tone and the pulse of those things dead on, and that’s beauty or curse, you know?
Obviously it won’t carry the same strength and charisma of the silver screen super heroes, but this Hulk series will definitely be a contender for viewers in the new year. As long as the studios and Del Toro can carry over or adapt what’s been developed in Marvel’s movie-verse they should have a gamma strengthened hit on their hands.
Source: Geek Tyrant