Could The New TV Hulk Have Del Toro And Eick As Showrunners?

Hellboy director and Battlestar Galactica producer could oversee the small screen adventures of the jade giant

The site reports that the show would begin by retelling the Hulk’s origin story, and that Bruce Banner’s emerald alter ego would be created using a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry and CGI.

Del Toro and Eick will plot the story for the pilot, with Eick actually writing the script. Del Toro is considering directing the pilot (does this seem too good to be true?) and will also oversee the design of the Hulk character (although it’s unlikely, anybody else picturing Ron Perlman in green body paint?) .

“I have always been attracted at the combination of comic book heroics and monsters, Jack Kirby’s Demon or Kamandi or DC’s Deadman or Marvel’s Dr Strange, Morbius, Metamorpho, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, etc,” says Del Toro, who admits he had been interested in directing a Hulk movie at one point. On his partnership with Eick, he says, “we coalesced a respectful but powerful way of retelling the Banner/Hulk story in a fresh way.”

Don’t expect to see the series any time soon, though. Deadline reckons marvel won’t debut it until after the release of The Avengers film in July 2012.

Dave Golder
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Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.