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Guillermo Del Toro On The Hulk TV Show
Plus a little on his Frankenstein plans

04 October 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: shocktillyoudrop.com

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After the runaway success of Joss Whedon and Mark Ruffalo's take on the angry green chappy in Avengers, the pressure is on showrunner Guillermo Del Toro to make Marvel's mooted Hulk TV show just as popular and from the sounds of his interview with shocktillyoudrop.com, it looks like there's a bit of a hold up.

"The official word is we are holding, but I don’t know...  After Avengers having the success it had, perhaps the fate of the project may change. Right now officially what I know – and I’m not hiding anything off the record or anything – is that we were told we were waiting for this writer [Marvel HQ specifically wanted], and we were going to do it with him."

The writer is as yet unnamed, but it seems like he's a pretty important cog in this particular Hulk machine. Del Toro went onto explain that he's still keen to shoot the pilot, whenever it comes around, and even dropped some character names for who he'd like to appear in the show from the Marvel universe:

"Of course. The reason is that the superheroes I like and that I would like to get involved with are all monsters. Be it Swamp Thing, Etrigan [the Demon], Doctor Strange... I would love to do Morbius [the Living Vampire], Blade – they have to be monsters for me to be involved."

For more details, check out the original interview in full on shocktillyoudrop.com, which was held on the opening night of The Academy's month-long Monstrous Centennial: Universal’s Legacy of Horror film series in L.A.

Naturally enough, the topic of Del Toro's Frankenstein movie came up, to which the man himself said:

"Yeah, actually [Universal Pictures Co-Chairman] Donna Langley just put us on track to write the screenplay. So, we’re going to start writing the script. It’s a very long endeavour for me; it’s going to require a couple of years just to write it. But it’s been put back on track by Donna."

Vague? You betcha. Encouraging? Sure, why not – the idea of a Del Toro-helmed Frankenstein is a thing of beauty, so here's hoping this writing period doesn't last all that long.


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Yes!
Do Marvel have the rights to Blade back? Guillermo bringing him to the screen, big or small, again would be very welcome, even if it's just as a guest on a Hulk show! More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 10:15 on 08 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Marvel?
L: The Tingler Just a comic nerd nitpick - Etrigan The Demon and Swamp Thing are both DC, not Marvel, and I'm not sure if they'd have the rights to use Morbius since he's a Spider-Man villain (currently with Sony of course). On the other hand, that might only apply to movies. uite correct sir! Who wants to see Hulk take on Morbius and Blade either?? They have about as much history together as me and Angelina Jolie, and would last about as long as me and Anj if they tried going t More

Posted by attakdog at 13:44 on 05 October 2012 | Report This Post

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that the writer they're waiting for is Peter David. That really would be something. More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 08:27 on 05 October 2012 | Report This Post

Marvel?
Just a comic nerd nitpick - Etrigan The Demon and Swamp Thing are both DC, not Marvel, and I'm not sure if they'd have the rights to use Morbius since he's a Spider-Man villain (currently with Sony of course). On the other hand, that might only apply to movies. More

Posted by The Tingler at 17:43 on 04 October 2012 | Report This Post

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I always had a fondness for Kenneth Branaghs Frankenstein Film. Concerning the Hult Tv show,will it have Ruffalo as the main lead? More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 17:29 on 04 October 2012 | Report This Post

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wouldnt he actually be pretty good shout for a hulk movie?? More

Posted by Frank Castle at 17:24 on 04 October 2012 | Report This Post

Seriously Guillermo, ANOTHER Frankenstein film? Does the really need such a thing? Even a Hulk TV show would be more welcome, although if he's involved, expect years of development hell, followed by either an abandonment, or his departure from the project. More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 15:51 on 04 October 2012 | Report This Post

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