Tuesday, May 1, 2012

HULK FILM (In Development??)

  • HULK FILM IN 2015??

Hulk is AWESOME!!
One of the best things about the Avengers has to be Ruffalo’s performance, and the Hulk character in general, as one of the highlights of the film.

Most critics and fans have been singing high praises of Whedon’s take on the character, yet Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige claimed there were no plans on a Hulk film.  However, it appears the overwhelmingly positive reaction may have convinced Marvel to change their tune, because another studio exec recently said we might see a standalone Hulk flick as soon as 2015.

Joss Whedon and Mark Ruffalo on set of Avengers
Speaking with Forbes (via The Playlist), Marvel Entertainment’s President of Consumer Products for North America, Paul Glitter, noted that they were “pleasantly surprised by the phenomenal response,” to Avengers Hulk, and hinted at what’s to come for the character:

“If the Hulk’s successful turnaround continues, Glitter says Marvel will ‘spin him off to a stand-alone [TV] program next year,’ supported by a big budget franchise movie in 2015.”

The Hulk TV series is already a project that Marvel has been talking about for sometime. Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick have been working together to develop the original story of Bruce Banner in his mid-20s, and Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, recently confirmed that the live-action show is in active development at ABC.

Marvel has yet to reveal release dates beyond 2014 (Captain America 2 and an Untitled Marvel Film are slated for early 2014), although there is a possibility for an Avenger sequel by 2015 or maybe 2016.

Hulk Mondo Poster

It’s important to note that Feige is in control of the creative side of the studio, so Glitter could very well have misspoken or jumped the gun.  So take this news lightly for now, hopefully with the Avengers releasing in the USA this week, Kevin Fiege will have to make an announcement that HULK will SMASH in 2015.

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