Guillermo Del Toro Fields Questions About Pacific Rim And The Hulk Television Show

Guillermo del Toro has a number of potatoes in the oven but arguably the biggest potatoes are his ambitious mecha monster rumble flick, Pacific Rim and his involvement with the Hulk's return to TV.

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By Mark Julian - 11/29/2011

Source: io9

Speaking to io9, Del Toro fielded questions about the current status of Pacific Rim and the Hulk television show.

Following up on discussions about del Toro's novel and graphic novel, The Strain, io9 asks him to elaborate on putting his personal spin on the monster movie genre with Frankenstein and Pacific Rim:

Del Toro: The reality is that it comes not from a goal, but from the fact that I'm fulfilling my bucket list as a kid.

Del Toro goes on to open up more about how Pacific Rim is progressing:

Del Toro: Very good, we're at the end of our second week. We are shooting everything for the main complex in the movie, which is a huge complex in Hong Kong where the robots are maintained. We are doing that, while building downtown Hong Kong streets.

Del Toro then shifted focus onto the upcoming Incredible Hulk TV show for ABC and it's progress:

Del Toro: Very good. We delivered the screenplay to the network. I have a very specific idea of how to do it, and we're waiting for the green light. We know all the iterations of the Hulk pretty good. We've read all the essential stories, and we're then riffing on that. There are so many incarnations and ideas. Jeph Loeb — who did a good run [on Hulk: Grey] — is involved, and I love Peter David's Hulk. But there's really no part in that mythos that we don't know, so we are trying put our own personal spin on it.

The Q&A closed Del Toro discussing what's currently inspiring him:

Del Toro: I really enjoyed Drive and [director Kim Ji-woon's] I Saw The Devil, which is absolutely insane and brutal. I recommend it for the not faint of heart.

Del Toro previously described the monsters in the film, Pacific Rim to be "Huge" and stated that the film involves them traveling through a vortex in the pacific rim where they attack major cities and humans must battle them by using mecha suits called Jaegers. He commented,"This is my most un-modest film, this has everything. The scale is enormous and I'm just a big kid having fun."



Guillermo del Toro (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʎermo ðel ˈtoɾo]; born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican director, producer, screenwriter, novelist and designer. He is mostly known for his acclaimed films, Blade II, Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy film franchise. He is a frequent collaborator with Ron Perlman, Federico Luppi and Doug Jones. His films draw heavily on sources as diverse as weird fiction, fantasy and war.




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StrangerX - 11/29/2011, 9:22 AM
It's awesome when directors are reading the same comics we are right now. I feel so in the loop.
MassExecutions - 11/29/2011, 10:07 AM
At least we know Del Toro loves monsters. Hopefully that means that the TV series will have more than ten minutes of the Hulk per episode, and some actual super-villains and monsters. If anybody else was behind it I would have written it off.
TurdFergunson - 11/29/2011, 10:15 AM
that pic of him looks like he is either reaching for his gun or he is rubbing his belly

jbak368 - 11/29/2011, 10:18 AM
Hulk has found great success on TV before, and I'd rather have del Toro making a Hulk TV show than Leterrier making Hulk movies.
novaprime - 11/29/2011, 10:19 AM
moonknight, silver sufer,, guardians of the galaxy, iron fist ,luke cage, but hes coming out in show with jessica jones.( this show will lead into a great hulk movie trust me. this show is just to bring the regualr tv audience to fall in love with the character IN the T.V, show to then DRAG A BIG AUDIENCE INTO WANTING A LIVE ACTION MOVIE. THIS WILL BRING More hulk fans to watch TO THEATRES. AND AVENGERS WILL GIVE HULK A BIG BOOST AND FANS A GIANT RUSH,BECAUSE HULK
WILL BE SMASHING SHIIIIIIITTTTTT!!!!.
novaprime - 11/29/2011, 10:20 AM
DEL TORO WILL DO HULK MOVIES OR HELP A DIRECTOR PRODUCE THE MOVIE, HE WILL BE THE HULK MENTOR FROM NOW ON.
Batdad - 11/29/2011, 10:26 AM
I hope its good!
thewolfx - 11/29/2011, 10:28 AM
@jbak368

so you didnt like TIH


but you want a hulk tv show again


fail
hoodedjester - 11/29/2011, 10:28 AM
If he made a sequel to the last Hulk movie - that would be sweet. I think he proved he has what it takes to direct CBM's after he made two great Hellboy movies. The last one was exceptional
Shaman - 11/29/2011, 10:43 AM
I really couldn't care less about this show. Never was a fan of Hulk to start with. Del Toro should be on Dr. Strange's junk like a starving hooker. Then again, the man's not exactly starving or that much in need anyways.
Meezy - 11/29/2011, 10:44 AM
@TurdFerguson - Are you sure it's not the masonic sign for the hidden hand that shapes history? http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/the-hidden-hand-that-changed-history/
jbak368 - 11/29/2011, 10:56 AM
I did like TIH, but I like del Toro's movies more.
Zombie137 - 11/29/2011, 11:07 AM
His Strain Trilogy with Chuck Hogan is amazing, almost done with the final book. Cant wait for the comic and the rest of his works.
Shaman - 11/29/2011, 11:15 AM
SuperArgo- Technology, yes. Budget? No. And i simply fail to see just how relevant Bruce Banner's character could be for our day and age. In the Avengers it's different because he's not the only main character. The interaction his character will have with the rest of the team will be the much needed breath of fresh/original air Hulk lacks on his own today. As entertaining as it was to see him kick ass in TIH, both Hulk films failed to make the characters relevant for the "general audience". Fans of his current comics are only a small portion of that audience and i fear won't be enough to make that show successful. We'll see, i guess.
JohnnyKrypton - 11/29/2011, 11:22 AM
"Jeph Loeb — who did a good run [on Hulk: Grey] — is involved..."

Rather presumptuous to be editing Del Toro's quote...Gray was not a 'run,' it was a miniseries. Loeb's 'run' was the two years spent on the main book
Paulley - 11/29/2011, 11:34 AM
god i hope he meant grey cus that Red Hulk run was shit
BmanHall - 11/29/2011, 12:07 PM
I think a series could be good but I'd much rather see a sequel to The Incredible Hulk with Ed Norton.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 11/29/2011, 1:57 PM
I believe that this may be a great opportunity for them (Del Toro and Marvel) to introduce incarnations of the Hulk (Grey Hulk, Devil Hulk, Joe Fixit, etc.). And introducing villians like Zzzaxx, U-Foes, Absorbing Man, etc. But, will this tv show be linked or connected with the MCU? Oh well.

INCREDIBLE!!!!!
GodzillaKart - 11/29/2011, 1:58 PM
Can't wait to see what he does with the Hulk, should be great!

Pacific Rim will be fantastic popcorn fun.
GodzillaKart - 11/29/2011, 1:59 PM
@bropous: I agree with everything you just said...which is weird.
Optimus83 - 11/29/2011, 2:42 PM
I have the impression that if this series is likely to see Guillermo del Toro directing The Incredible Hulk 2/3 to replace Louis Leterrier and Mark Ruffalo as safe to replace Edward Norton. ...

because being perfectly honest, I do not think Hellboy 3 comes very early, at least according to recent admissions by Guillermo del Toro
redleaf - 11/29/2011, 4:11 PM
How would they do the Hulk if its already hard getting him right with CGI?
headlopper - 11/29/2011, 4:52 PM
Stop talking about it and get on with it bruddah!
Bandrews1 - 11/29/2011, 5:32 PM
Del Toro is one the best directors working today and hasn't disappointed yet.I'm also really forward to see what he does with Pacific Rim.
Greengo - 11/29/2011, 6:56 PM
Del Toro is blind!
Greengo - 11/29/2011, 6:57 PM
Del Toro is blind! But a visionary director.
Lozzy - 11/29/2011, 9:56 PM
so is Ruffalo doing TV now?
darthbobtarkas - 11/30/2011, 5:15 AM
I love this guy so much. Someone give him a Marvel movie to make!
Shaman - 11/30/2011, 5:28 AM
bropous- As a comic book fan, i agree that a sequel to TIH with The Leader is what i'd want to see. The general audience still doesn't give a shit though. Sure they'll go see it once and say "Meh, it was good, like the two others". But no one except us fanboys hunger for another Hulk film, let alone an entire tv series. And your synopsis of Bruce's character, as accurate as it may be, is exactly what's wrong with him for our day and age. Why? Because it's been done to death for years, through many similar stories with different characters. Dr Jekyll wouldn't work any better today no matter who remakes it, including Del Toro.
ComicBookGoth - 11/30/2011, 6:19 AM
Givem' Doc Strange

(NOW) !
Kurosaki - 12/6/2011, 12:02 PM
I think that the Hulk has the potential to become one of the highest grossing films if done correctly. Ever since the Hulk first emerged,Marvel has had us believe that he is the strongest and most physically powerful. That hasn't been translated over to film and tv well as of yet. Maybe if they protray him as the smart or professor Hulk,he'll have more personality for the new viewers to identify with.

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