Hulk Is Waiting For A Particular Writer

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Collider.com has posted a new interview with Guillermo del Toro, with another status update on the long-developing Hulk TV project:

“I had one meeting with Marvel after Avengers and we had a very, very good chat,” del Toro said.  “We have a writer that we want to bring on board, a very, very concrete name.  I can’t reveal it, but we want to wait for that writer.  It’s a writer who is otherwise engaged.  So right now we are in a holding pattern until that writer becomes free.  Then we’re going to do a new draft of the script.”

This is nearly identical to some quotes that were said a few weeks ago to MTV, with regards to the “particular writer.”

Today, news came out that Joss Whedon is developing a TV series for Marvel… could this be the writer they were waiting for?

Either way, the soonest we’ll see a Hulk TV show now – if we ever get one at all – would be Fall 2013. Still, possibly good to know it’s not all dead (yet).

The Hulk TV Series Is Still In Development

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Even after the success of the Hulk and his role in The Avengers, The Hulk on TV is still a possibility.

MTV News caught up with Guillermo del Toro and asked what is going on with the project, which, if it happens, is planned to have no connection to the movie universe.

“I have had a couple of minutes with Marvel since ‘Avengers,’ and they have the screenplay,” he told them. “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.”

You can read the entire MTV piece here.

Paul Lee Still Hopes For The Hulk On ABC

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It should be obvious now that despite the popularity of the Hulk in the recent Avengers movie, a Hulk TV series will not be ready for the ABC Fall 2012 line-up after all.

ABC announced their Fall 2012 schedule this morning. Though there is some good news!

Members of the press spoke with ABC’s Paul Lee in a conference call this morning, where he said that he hopes that The Hulk will be ready for the 2013 development season.

“Not dead yet” is better than “not happening at all,” right?

(We still think ABC should take a look at The Runaways while they’re at it…)

Jeph Loeb Talks Hulk TV At New York Comic Con

At the Marvel Television panel at this year’s New York Comic Con, Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb didn’t talk a lot about Hulk TV, but he did say a little bit of what he’ll look like.

Loeb says that the Hulk will look “as closely as possible” like how he will look in the Avengers movie. “I’m very, very confident that the Hulk you’re going to see when we finally get on the air on ABC, is going to look like something other than us putting a lot of paint on Lou Ferrigno,” Loeb said today.

Loeb also confirmed things that were talked about before – Cloak & Dagger and Mockingbird are still in development at ABC Family, and AKA Jessica Jones will feature Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel) and Luke Cage within.

As pilot casting starts happening early in the year, we’ll probably be hearing more soon.

Del Toro On Hulk TV: “The Movies Have Their Own Continuity”

MTV just caught up with Guillermo del Toro for a Hulk TV update, where he talks about what iterations of the Hulk we might see. He also confirms that the new Hulk TV series will follow its own continuity.

Check out the video:

Loeb Updates Fans On The New Hulk TV Project

This morning at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, Jeph Loeb updated fans on many in-development Marvel TV projects, including The Hulk.

Here’s what he said:

“this is a story that will focus on the early days of the Hulk, when people didn’t know about his terrible secret and enormous power.” There will also be a romantic element. “We’ll be focusing on the love story between Bruce Banner and Betty Ross, how the two are brought together and continuously torn apart by the monster within,” he says.

You can read about this and other Marvel TV developments, including the announcement of a project based on Mockingbird, at KSiteTV.

Video Interview With Del Toro About Hulk TV

IGN attended a recent press junket with Guillermo Del Toro where they got a little bit more information about what to expect from new Hulk TV, if it is to actually happen.

Here’s what he had to say, again courtesy of IGN:

Finally: A Hulk TV Update From Guillermo Del Toro

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It’s been a few months since we last had an update about the new Hulk TV project which is said to be in development for Fall 2012.

FEARnet caught up with producer Guillermo Del Toro and left with the first solid update we’ve had in a while.

“We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago, and then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages,” Del Toro said.

As for whether it’s safe to assume that this will be a different Hulk than we’ve seen before, Guillermo said “I think so, or we wouldn’t be trying it. Actually, one of the points of this project early on with Marvel, was “We’re going to do this thing different, and here’s how. Are you interested?” And they were.”

Stay tuned for more updates when and if they become available.

The Hulk’s TV Chances Are Pretty High

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EW’s James Hibberd reports news from ABC’s Entertainment President Paul Lee that the Hulk’s chances at hitting TV screens are “pretty high.”

“I’m thrilled we have Marvel within our family, it’s a superb opportunity for us,” Lee says. “If you’’e going to bring back a franchise, it’s easier to launch a well-known franchise, but what really distinguishes these are the showrunners — we have A-list showrunners,” Lee says, referring to Guillermo Del Toro and David Eick

The Hulk isn’t the only Marvel project in the works at ABC – AKA Jessica Jones, based on the character from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos’ Alias, is also in development, and Lee hints that they may not be the only two Marvel projects that ABC will do.

Mark Ruffalo On Hulk TV

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Actor Mark Ruffalo, who will be playing Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the upcoming Avengers film, was just interviewed by IGN about the iconic role. He revealed he’s been catching up on the Bill Bixby Incredible Hulk TV series, among other things, but the part that stood out to us was his answer regarding new Hulk TV. Here’s what he had to say:

IGN: They’ve announced that Guillermo del Toro’s doing a live-action TV series of the Hulk. It sounds almost like a prequel to what you guys are doing in Avengers. What are your thoughts on there being another live-action iteration of the Hulk at the same time as yours?

Ruffalo: Dude, it’s like my generation’s Hamlet. It looks like we’re all gonna get a shot at it. I guess the more the merrier, you know?

One could read into that to imply that Ruffalo has no interest in taking the character from movies to TV, but hey – we have over a year to find out what ends up happening there. You can read the entire IGN interview here.

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