Guillermo del Toro’s Hulk TV series still a possibility

News Louisa Mellor 16 May 2012 - 00:31

The success of The Avengers has made Bruce Banner’s alter-ego a very popular fellow, and now comes news that ABC’s proposed Hulk series is back on the table

Following Mark Ruffalo and Joss Whedon’s recent revelatory take on The Hulk in The Avengers (think vulnerable recovering-alky who falls off the wagon in glorious style), the alter-ego of Dr. Bruce Banner has never been a hotter property.

Old Hulk cartoons, comics and merchandise have come out of the woodwork since the film’s blockbuster release, and now a stand-alone Ruffalo/Hulk picture from Marvel is more or less a certainty. It’s good timing then, for the re-appearance of Guillermo del Toro and David Eick’s proposed Hulk TV series, which ABC has announced will be considered for the network’s next pilot cycle.

We first heard word of the in-development series 18 months ago, a proposed collaboration between Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick. Deadline reported at the time that the new series would likely be an origin story, and “will employ a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry and CGI”.

The plan was apparently always to wait until after The Avengers release date to produce the series pilot, and now the Hulk's a smash (forgive us), it's looking more likely than ever that he may return to the small screen. 

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