When it was announced that writer / director Guillermo del Toro was developing a new “HULK” television series for Disney’s ABC network, there was a lot of speculation regarding what type of Hulk incarnation would Guillermo bring to home audiences. Would it be faithful to the framework the film “The Incredible Hulk” starring Ed Norton already established? Would it be a reboot of the classic Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno 1970’s television series? Apparently, del Toro wasn’t even sure at first.
“We've gone through a lot of iterations with the ABC project and we're very happy where we are right now. We are just waiting for the green light to go to pages.” he told MTV. Ultimately, the majority of Hulk fans had no idea what to expect.
Then, this morning I received the following brief e-mail.
Bam. That’s it.
“David Eick and Guillermo del Toro submitted a treatment that includes the development of the Red Hulk as a villain. Thought you might like to know”
I have no way of collaborating this info, and I haven’t been able to determine who this person is or his/her legitimacy is at this point. Could it be possible? Maybe. Maybe not. We do know that Guillermo has publically praised the work of writer Jeph Loeb (co-creator of the Rulk) in more than one occasion, and expressed his desire to create a series more faithful to the comic. We also do know that the Red Hulk comic has been outselling the Green Hulk comic for a couple years now (and executives pay attention to sales). But would ABC approve such a storyline? Maybe… but please take this rumor for what it is… a rumor.
Stay hopeful, throw salt over your shoulder, and wish the demons and warlocks away.
A general falls. A red monster rises. Stay tuned.
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