Guillermo del Toro’s Hulk TV show in limbo

Hulk is waiting for a writer, but Guillermo del Toro fancies directing a Doctor Strange movie too

Incredible Hulk Guillermo del Toro
Incredible Hulk Guillermo del Toro
The Incredible Hulk smashing in Joss Whedon’s Avengers Assemble

Speaking to Shock Til You Drop, Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro revealed that his proposed Incredible Hulk TV show for ABC has ground to a bit of a halt due to the success of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and the wider Phase 2 strategy co-ordinated by Joss Whedon.

“Right now all I know is the official word I was given is that there’s a writer they want. They are very interested in me meeting with him. He’s very, very busy. The official word is we are holding, but I don’t know…” mused del Toro. “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, and we were going to do it with him.”

While talking though, del Toro rattled off a list of superhero movies he wouldn’t mind taking on, and we hope Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is listening out for that last one as the sorcerer supreme has been cropping up in rumoured cameos and solo projects for quite some time now…

“The superheroes I like and that I would like to get involved with are all monsters. Be it Swamp Thing, Etrigan, Doctor Strange.”

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