With Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ still breaking records at the box office, it should come as no surprise that Marvel and its parent company Disney are looking to cash in on some of the Avenger excitement.
The big guns of the Avengers already have sequel films in very early production with ‘Iron Man 3’, ‘Thor 2’, and ‘Captain America 2’. But it’s the other Avengers that fans are clamoring for more of. Both Samuel Jackson and Scarlett Johansson who played Nick Fury and Black Widow in the film have already expressed interest in having their characters spin off into their own films but there’s no word whether that will happen.
What is happening though, is that ABC (another subsidiary of Disney) is working to bring the Incredible Hulk to the small screen. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen ‘The Avengers’. In his third modern film outing, the Incredible Hulk completely upstaged his Avengers teammates. And while I’d love to see Mark Ruffalo continue the adventures of the jade giant on the big screen, a television series will do. This will be the first time that a live-action Hulk has been on television since the 1990 made-for-TV disaster ‘The Death of the Incredible Hulk’ when the character was played by Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno.
ABC Entertainment President, Paul Lee, spoke recently about the Hulk series and had this to say:
“Hulk is in development,it wasn’t going to be ready this season but we hope it’s going to be ready for next season.”
Lee also made it clear that he would “like more Marvel projects to come to ABC”.
Another laurel in the head of the Hulk series before it even really gets under way is that ABC has procured ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ director Guillermo del Toro to help develop the project. Del Toro has already proven that he knows how to handle monsterous superheros with his big screen adaptations of Mike Mignola’s ‘Hellboy’ comic series.
When asked if the Hulk was the only Marvel property being developed for ABC, Lee played coy and hinted…
“We’ve got some in development, but none that I can talk about at this point.”
So what do you think? Are you ready for another Incredible Hulk television series? What other Marvel characters would you like to see come to the small screen? Comment below and let us know!