HULK To Smash TVs Again?

Hulk_INCU_WAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Entertainment  and ABC are seriously developing a new TV version of THE INCREDIBLE HULK, despite the character already being committed to THE AVENGERS.

Marvel Television, headed on the creative side by Jeph Loeb, is also said to be working on  a TV adaptation of  Cloak and Dagger,  possibly for ABC Family. ABC and ABC Family are both owned by Disney, which now owns Marvel.

Cloak-and-Dagger-marvel-comicsApparently, back in May, Marvel Television also pitched the ideas of a number of Marvel properties as potential series including:
 HEROES FOR HIRE (Luke Cage. IRON FIST is reportedly in development as a feature film.)
MOON KNIGHT
KA-ZAR (Marvel’s long-standing Tarzan riff, now to solve crimes in today’s urban jungle, aided by his sabre-toothed tiger pal… No, really.)
AGENTS OF ATLAS
THE ETERNALS (Secret superheroes among us.)
THE PUNISHER (He’d have to go cable or become non-lethal, I’d guess.)
… and a number of female detective characters involved with superhumans in one way or another.

Thor_TVTHE INCREDIBLE HULK was a succesful series for CBS  from 1978-82, starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. Attempts to use the character in later TV movies to launch THOR and DAREDEVIL series for ABC didn’t pan out.

For the full list of Marvel pitches, check out the link above.

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Tom Powers

Tom Powers was Editor of Starlog.com from 2005-2008. He's been involved in independent filmmaking, voice acting, and also writes fiction and fact-based articles elsewhere as Thomas V. Powers.

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