Uh-Oh! Those hoping to hear some exciting news about the, previously planned, Hulk live action TV series might be in for a bummer!
Famous director Guillermo Del Toro, who has been officially tied to the project since its announcement, talked to shocktillyoudrop, and seems unsure about the fate of the series, due to the massive success of the Avengers Movie.
Below is the part from the interview where Del Toro tackles the Hulk subject:
Shock: Another project you’ve had in development that’s reminiscent of Frankenstein in some respects – as well as Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – is the Hulk TV show. Can you say where that project stands right now?
Del Toro: Right now all I know is the official word I was given is that there’s a writer they want. They are very interested in me meeting with him. He’s very, very busy. The official word is we are holding, but I don’t know… After Avengers having the success it had, perhaps the fate of the project may change. Right now officially what I know – and I’m not hiding anything off the record or anything – is that we were told we were waiting for this writer, and we were going to do it with him.
Shock: If it moves forward, would you still like to direct the pilot?
Del Toro: Of course. The reason is that the superheroes I like and that I would like to get involved with are all monsters. Be it Swamp Thing, Etrigan [the Demon], Doctor Strange – which is not a monster, but…
Shock: A dark fantasy saga.
Del Toro: Yeah. Certainly supernatural. I would love to do Morbius [the Living Vampire], Blade – they have to be monsters for me to be involved.
The Hulk TV series was among many Marvel TV projects that were initially announced (mockingnird, Cloak and Dagger, Aka Jessica Jones) but all got cancelled except for the green goliath’s series. The show premiere was set to focus on a young Bruce Banner, and have no connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Recent Avengers movie success prompted Marvel to move ahead with a new project, set in the same continuity as the movies, and i am talking of course about the SHIELD tv series.
Will the Hulk series see the same fate as the previous cancelled Marvel TV projects? OR will it be rewritten to fit into the larg and growing Marvel Cinematic Universe? Only time will tell