When Lou Ferrigno played the Hulk on television back in the 80’s, he was the biggest dude I’d ever seen at the time. I thought he was perfect for the role and just ignored the hair. Now, for some reason, it reminds me of Dexter Morgan’s do’ and I can’t get it out of my head. With matching eyebrows that could bring down The Leader all on their own, the big guy had massive success smashing stuff in slow motion week after week. Years later, he’d expand on his good relationship with Marvel by appearing in their films. He played a security guard in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and went on to voice the character in the studio’s film incarnations. So, maybe he’s in the loop on their future projects. Maybe when he claims unsubstantiated plans for his former self, he knows what he’s talking about. Right? Right??
I’m not saying he’s lying. I mean, why would he lie? What I know about Marvel’s plans for the Hulk could fit inside Ant-Man’s pinky toenail, so he knows more than I do. But some of this just doesn’t jibe. Film Fad caught up with him over at Wizard World Comic Con and got some brief words on what Marvel Entertainment may have in store for the green giant.
“[I] think down the road, I think in another year, they’re going to film a solo Hulk movie.”
Okay sounds fantastic. It’s no secret that the Hulk made a significant splash in that Joss Whedon movie. I can’t remember the name of it right now. It wasn’t very popular. But the Hulk was great in it, and fans were dying to see him again. The thing that weirds me out is that Ferrigno seems to believe that a Hulk TV show is in the works too. Wait, what?
“Well to tell you the truth, they plan to do a TV series someday, and it will probably be CGI. I don’t think you’ll ever see a human Hulk again. Because with the technology people would rather see something that is a little more animated like CGI….But I think the series can happen if they finish doing the Avengers or the Hulk movie, that’s my guess for now.”
Not happening. I don’t want to say Lou’s crazy, like Dan Aykroyd crazy, talking enthusiastically about projects that’ll never happen. But I am saying that he may have missed that time when Marvel had a Hulk show in mind, but squashed it when the big guy looked so awesome on film. And while it’s cute that someone had the foresight to spearhead a Hulk TV webpage, their last post was in 2012, and that’s for a very good reason: the show won’t happen. And that’s fine, because Mark Ruffalo is the movie star who plays Bruce Banner, and movie stars rarely go back to television. Kevin Spacey did because Netflix is incredible, but it just doesn’t happen often, and we nerds don’t want the role recast with another capable nobody like Grant Gustin. But let’s cut this short – the guy did say “that’s my guess for now” so none of it means anything.
Wanna know my guess for the movie, though? Easy as pie.
Via – Film Fad