GUILLERMO DEL TORO UPDATES THE STATUS OF HIS PROPOSED ‘HULK’ TV SHOW
Guillermo Del Toro is one of the busiest directors working today. The guy has so much on his plate that he had to bow out of helming The Hobbit films for Peter Jackson because things were taking too long to develop. In addition to the upcoming giant monsters vs. giant robots flick Pacific Rim, the Mexican filmmaker is developing a Hulk television show. As a matter of fact Del Toro had been working on the series long before The Avengers became a worldwide box office phenomenon. At the recent Monstrous Centennial: Universal’s Legacy of Horror Film Series, Del Toro spoke about where the show is currently:
If I were a huge Hulk fan, I wouldn’t get my hopes up in regards to this proposed series. The last I heard, this Hulk show exists outside the “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” so it’s a good bet that Marvel Studios is going to want to keep things cohesive, resulting in the outright cancellation of this project. With Kevin Feige’s recent comments that a new solo Hulk film with Mark Ruffalo is a possibility down the road, I can’t see them greenlighting a Hulk show that varies in tone from the Marvel films and doesn’t exist in the movie universe, like the SHIELD series will.
But, don’t worry, if the Hulk series falls through, there are still plenty of comic book properites Del Toro would love to work on:
Dr. Strange, eh? Marvel has that property in development for their cinematic universe. Del Toro and Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme seems like a match made in the Dark Dimension, am I right?