Guillermo Del Toro & David Eick Take On The Hulk!

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So much for the Lindelof rumors: Deadline.com is reporting that Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy veteran Guillermo Del Toro and Battlestar Galactica’s David Eick are “finalizing a deal” to bring the Hulk back to television.

Deadline reports that the series premise is “sketchy” but it will be an origin story, around physicist Bruce Banner who will be in “his mid-twenties.” He’s described as “less reactive and more energized as the world is still his oyster.”

The Hulk himself will be “a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry, and CGI.”

Del Toro and Eick will be breaking the pilot story together, sharing story and creator credits. Eick will write the script, and it is hoped that Del Toro will direct, depending on his availability. Del Toro will also be involved with character design.

Sadly, the article also states that due to all of the prep work needed, The Hulk will not be ready for Fall 2011, and instead it might follow 2012′s Avengers movie instead.

Also executive producing the series will be Gary Ungar of Exile, Marvel TV topper Jeph Loeb and Marvel Entertainment’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada.

“I have always been attracted at the combination of comic book heroics and monsters, Jack Kirby’s Demon or Kamandi or DC’s Deadman or Marvel’s Dr. Strange, Morbius, Metamorpho, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, etc,” Del Toro has said. Del Toro added that, with partner Eick “we coalesced a respectful but powerful way of retelling the Banner/Hulk story in a fresh way.”

David Eick describes the Hulk as “one of the crown jewels of the Marvel world for generations” and said it was a “dream opportunity to join one of my all-time filmmaking heroes, Guillermo del Toro, in a faithful but unique retelling of the primal, emotionally-rich tale of one of my all-time comic books.”

Hulk TV Updates From Entertainment Weekly: Lindelof On The Wish List?

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Entertainment Weekly’s Lynette Rice, herself a very reliable scooper when it comes to TV news, has posted an article about new Hulk TV which has some good news as well as some not so good, for those who’d like to see the big green guy back on television.

The bad news is that EW has been cautioned that “any speculation about the return of the big green man is premature, though interest from ABC is apparently there.” There is no script and no actor signed up to assume the high-profile role.

The good news is that another name that has been included on Marvel TV’s wishlist is Damon Lindelof, one of the architects of LOST that made that show such a hit for so many years. Hulk? Lindelof? Like 1980′s NBC, we’d all be there! Let’s hope this is is something that Marvel TV is seriously considering, and that Lindelof would even be interested, if this project even ends up happening.

Lindelof also has experience writing The Hulk as he was the writer of Marvel’s Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk comic book miniseries.

You can read the full EW piece, which was posted yesterday, here.

More From Stan Lee On New Hulk TV

The Detroit Free Press caught up with Stan Lee a few days prior to the Detroit Fanfare convention which will be held this weekend. One thing Stan was asked about in the interview is the possibility of a new Hulk TV series. Stan didn’t say much, but what he did say is this:

“Oh that’s very exciting, and I think it’ll probably be very good. I can’t wait to see it.”

So, not a lot to come from Stan, but little quotes are news for now until Jeph Loeb or others speak up and talk more about the future of Marvel Television.

Welcome to HulkTV.net!

Various media outlets are reporting that a new TV take on The Incredible Hulk might soon be on the ABC Television Network.

The project comes from the new Marvel Television department which is run by Jeph Loeb, who is no stranger to Hulk fans as the writer of the critically acclaimed Hulk: Gray as well as being the creator of the Red Hulk, penning the first 24 issues of that recent series.

Possible involved talent could include Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica’s David Eick.

As the KSiteTV/KryptonSite Network has covered comics on TV for years, a Hulk TV site doesn’t seem like that much of a surprise, does it? Beyond that, fans voted “yes” for it to happen. If the show itself doesn’t happen, HulkTV will have good company, as Aquaman, Starman, Dick Grayson, and Global Frequency TV projects didn’t go too far, either; even though they had sites in the network. (Oops!) Across the multiverse, where Warner Bros. is hoping to bring Wonder Woman back to TV, we have a site for that too.

Talk about Hulk TV on our forum! This news page is now being built and should be fully functional and smashing very soon.

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HulkTV.net Webmaster

Which Incarnation Of The Hulk Would You Like To See?

Here’s our first poll here at HulkTV.net… Which version of the Hulk would you like to see on the new TV series?

There are so many versions to choose from. It will be interesting to see what people come up with.


IGN Weighs In On The Hulk TV That They’d Like

HulksIGN has now posted a column on what they’d like from a new Hulk TV series, from incarnations of the character all the way through to the supporting cast.

They even suggest that appearances by other Marvel heroes would be a welcome sight if done sparingly. (Me, I’d want to see a certain clawed Canadian at some point, though that’s really reaching considering Fox has the movie rights… a column for a future day.)

You can read the full IGN column here.

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