More From Guillermo del Toro And Stan Lee On ABC's Live-Action Hulk TV Series!

The creator of the Jade Giant and the director for Marvel and ABC's live-action 'Hulk' series, Stan Lee & Guillermo del Toro recently discussed the upcoming project. Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 8/1/2011


During last month's San Diego Comic-Con, the pilot director and creator of the green Goliath, Guillermo del Toro and Stan Lee, opened up with Fear Net on Marvel's upcoming Hulk television series. Discussing the ultimate approach, as well whether past carnations or the comics have influence, watch the brief video below.



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Gerrit - 8/1/2011, 2:39 PM
Hulk in a realistic way should be very interesting, or it could go very wrong, but its del Toro. So far so good.
Fantine - 8/1/2011, 2:48 PM
I love The Hulk...but the character needs movie treatment, and more importantly a movie BUDGET. I dont want a TV series, there are so many other comic book characters who deserve big name and big budget series.
HelaGood - 8/1/2011, 2:53 PM
AWESOME!
cbfriend - 8/1/2011, 2:54 PM
The fact that he keeps saying in interviews that it is influenced by Jeph Loeb's run pretty much confirms Red Hulk will be involved, because that's what his whole run was based on.
warlock - 8/1/2011, 2:55 PM
cant wait happy about this, i want to see hulk in theatres thoe.. i want it in 3d
CherryBomb - 8/1/2011, 2:56 PM

I think he's a character that was made for the movies XD
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/1/2011, 3:01 PM
Im more worried who will play Bruce Banner!

My vote goes to Kyle Chandler or Ioan Gruffudd!
Hawkeye64 - 8/1/2011, 3:03 PM
can't wait to see this. will lou be the voice?
Forilaz - 8/1/2011, 3:05 PM
Guillermo del Toro is such a great guy! I'm not a huge fan ot the Hulk but I'm really curious what del Toro has in mind, cause it's obviously something fresh and original.
Priest - 8/1/2011, 3:07 PM
The following image is dedicated, with much love, to MrNoFear:

Spidey91 - 8/1/2011, 3:11 PM
@MrNoFear
it's called inspiration.
Green Arrow is a ripoff of Robin Hood then?
NJdevil12 - 8/1/2011, 3:15 PM
i heard Carol Danvers was supposed to appear in The Avengers and in the Jessica Jones tv show, so if the actress that plays her is in the movie and show, then it might give us an idea of how much the Movies and tv shows will have to do with each other, and if Ruffalo will be playing as banner in both.
Simply7Muggs - 8/1/2011, 3:20 PM
So this hulk is gonna be a stand alone character? I Agree with you Mr. del Toro Jeph Loep rocks!
Radiate - 8/1/2011, 3:24 PM
@MrNoFear

You could say Batman is a "rip off" of the Shadow. Hell, even Shakespeare "ripped off" his plays from pre-established myths and stories. And as a result we got the finest works in English literature! Much like we have from Stan Lee and his great creations.

Credit is due to Jack Kirby too but I just don't think you can blame Lee for being inspired by Jekyll and Hyde.

SuperHeroStuff - 8/1/2011, 3:25 PM
Can't wait, I hope they do it justice. It's great that so many movies are coming out but I want something I can watch every week!
AC1 - 8/1/2011, 3:38 PM
@MrNoFear Green Lantern (at least, the Golden Age one) is a rip off of Aladin. Green Arrow (as Spidey91 said) is a rip off of Robin Hood, as is Batman's sidekick, also called Robin (strangely enough). Flash is a rip off of the roman god mercury.
Oh, and guess who Thor is a rip off of?
True Story: Most comic book heroes (especially the classic ones) are inspired by either an animal, a scientific concept, or a character from mythology or other stories.
thalidomide - 8/1/2011, 3:39 PM
are they going to make it somehow related to the MCU?
AC1 - 8/1/2011, 3:39 PM
oh yeah and Batman is a rip off of Zorro.

Anyway, yes, Jack Kirby is a legend. But it is an undeniable fact that Stan is also a legend of equal measure.
Dusk - 8/1/2011, 3:40 PM
@MRNOFEAR--WERENT YOU THE JACKASS WHO SAID YOU WISHED THAT STAN LEE WOULD DIE LIKE A FEW MONTHS BACK???
Rhys - 8/1/2011, 3:40 PM
I REEEEEEALLY hope this show ties in with the Marvel movies...

OrganizedChaos - 8/1/2011, 3:45 PM
i just hope this show is connected to the Marvel cinematic universe.
i get how they want this to be a stand alone show for Hulk, but at least just have it in the same universe
thingrock4 - 8/1/2011, 3:47 PM
I love Stan,but there is no proof that he created ANY of the marvel heroes we know today.In fact he openly admits that "in those days i pretty much left it up to the artist to tell the story while i fill in the dialouge." Stan definately had some input in the creation of these Marvel characters but JACK KIRBY created wht you see today.However without STAN LEE they would never have become this popular.STAN is the great promoter-ALSO,MrNoFear-please go eat another bowl full of cock. MAKE MINE MARVEL!!!!!
AC1 - 8/1/2011, 3:49 PM
damn, i wish the edit button was back, instead of posting 3 comments!

Anyway, this would be so interesting if it were a prequel to the Incredible Hulk movie, ranging from the origin of the experiment that created him (hell, you could even introduce the Hulk right at the end of the first episode as a cliff hanger to the second), how his relationship with Betty soured, the army learning of the Hulk, Thunderbolt Ross being promoted to a US Army General and leader of the Hulkbuster task force, maybe a Tony Stark cameo or two to supply the army with new tech, and the season 1 finale ending with both Betty and her father learning that Banner is Hulk.
Season 2 could then lead to Banner going on the run from the army, establishing contact with Dr Samuel Sterns (aka Mr Blue), Banner fleeing the country, heading to Mexico and other South American countries, til eventually he ends up in Rio de Janeiro and the General first contacts Emil Blonsky, setting up the movie.

It could either end there, or they could spin off to what happens after Incredible Hulk and before Avengers, unless the movie sequel covers that
Maximillion - 8/1/2011, 3:58 PM
This sounds very interesting, starting to get excited, how are they going to afford the CGI for a T.V. series? that should be interesting!
AlternateNo4 - 8/1/2011, 4:06 PM
i don't comment here much since dc fans aren't really welcomed anymore, but i thought i should support mr. no fear out of empathy since our shared favorite hero was so thoroughly mangled this summer.

he's right, lee is and always was a hack. however, he never pretended to be anything else: his goal was to churn out pulp that kids could relate to, and he did it and did it phenomenally well. and clearly his brand of pulp translates much more smoothly to cinema, too. (i mean, I, OF COURSE could have made a great GL movie, but they never called me back about my script...)

anyway, wasn't the hulk more a rip off of the wolf man, since he changed at night when the moon came out? just sayin.
AC1 - 8/1/2011, 4:18 PM
@AlternateNo4 I forgot about that, wasn't that the original concept before it was anger that changed him? Anyway, both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby have said in the past he was inspired by many horror monsters: Jeckyll and Hyde for the duality/alter ego theme, Frankenstein visually, so I guess the original moon changing being based on the werewolf makes sense
Bodwulf - 8/1/2011, 4:22 PM
Hulk,Eric Bana,Ang Lee,Mark Ruffalo,Edward Norton,Ed Norton,Ruffal Hulk,The incredible Hulk,Lou Ferrigno,The incredible Hulk Returns
LoudLon - 8/1/2011, 4:23 PM
Hulk was a "rip-off" of Jekyll and Hyde like House is a "rip-off" of Sherlock Holmes. Or the DC series Kingdom Come is a rip-off of the bible's Sodom and Gomorrah. Or Alan Moore's run on The Swamp Thing is a rip-off of H.P. Lovecraft. Or The Magnificent Seven is a rip-off of Seven Samurai. Or O Brother, Where Are Thou? is a rip-off of Homer's The Odyssey.

As someone said above, it's called "inspiration." There is no such thing as a new idea, particularly in entertainment. All you can do is add a spin to what's already come before and make it your own. All the great writers do this.

Just like Stan Lee. ;)
BruceWayneNewton - 8/1/2011, 4:27 PM
I just hope they have a long story for this and we don't see him just beating up small time crooks and cheesy villains each episode
Altair - 8/1/2011, 4:31 PM
The Avengers leaked script from months ago was real. If you look at toy story and serenity scripts in imsdb.com, we see they are very much alike and it is hard to recreate scripts exactly like someone. Spread the word.
hewilldefytheirgravity - 8/1/2011, 4:33 PM
With del Toro at the wheel of this show it should be great. Look what he did with the Blade 2 film. I'm a 40 plus year old brutha with no favorite tv show other than Avengers EMH cartoon. I don't frickin watch tv like that but I'm gonna tune in for this new Hulk show. Comicbook and movie nerd Fo-Life Beeyaches! LOL!
Cerebro - 8/1/2011, 4:34 PM
Alternatelno4, since when is this site not welcoming to DC fans? Look at the volume of posts on any of the Batman/Noland news. It's usually over a hundred and fifty posts within the first hour it's up.
mgeoff88 - 8/1/2011, 4:40 PM
This is definitely the show I'm most looking forward to out of all the Marvel TV series. Also, if the pilot brings in massive ratings Marvel might feel more confident in doing a TIH sequel.
kerry67 - 8/1/2011, 5:22 PM
It's my understanding that this will take place in the early days following the inital gamma exposure, so we'll probably see a younger Banner and Betty Ross. Probably, in continuity terms, years before TIH. This way, the "two Hulks" can coexist without stepping on each others' toes.
dilldog - 8/1/2011, 5:25 PM
ohh my god i just the the leaked pilot for this on you tube!
Simply7Muggs - 8/1/2011, 5:34 PM
I wonder how close del Toro really is to this. I really hope he has a lot to do with the look of The Hulk and villains. If del Toro is investing alot of his time into this i hope its a stand alone. I doubt it though he is to busy with the big screen. e.g. pacific rim
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 8/1/2011, 5:55 PM
I loved the original Incredible Hulk series, I really think Del Toro will do great with the show. The only thing that worries me is that most live action shows involving superheroes get cancel by their big time networks. Smallville really didn't count because CW isn't a major network in my opinion like Heroes being cancelled by CBS and No Ordinary Family being cancelled by ABC, but I believe that this could be the next Smallville and be on for about a decade because Hulk is a very iconic character


HULK SMASH!
AlternateNo4 - 8/1/2011, 6:01 PM
@tea yeah, yeah whatev... wasn't trying to be whiny just honest. i'm ok with competition and rivalry but when people on a site about cbm's actually gloat when one sucks and bombs, well, it's no fun. maybe it was worse because it was "my" movie, but i think it's childish anyway.

besides, i thought you were into queens...?
marvel72 - 8/1/2011, 6:45 PM
well i'll definetly be watching it,fingers crossed it doesn't turn out being another smallville.
quickdraw1021 - 8/1/2011, 6:59 PM
I hope this hulk is not entirely cgi.hope they use a body suit out of foam like mr.hyde in league of extraordinary gentleman and then use cgi just to make him taller.
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