It was previously announced that Guillermo del Toro would be working on a live-action Hulk TV series for ABC, but not much has been heard about it since. In the newest installment of Collider’s ongoing interview with del Toro, he touches on how that project is going as well as how close he has actually come to making a superhero movie.
The Hulk TV show was announced before Hulk became the runaway star of The Avengers, so if Marvel would continue with a TV show instead of focusing solely on movies was a valid questions. According to del Toro, the TV show is still in active development.
I had one meeting with Marvel after Avengers and we had a very, very good chat. We have a writer that we want to bring on board, a very, very concrete name. I can’t reveal it, but we want to wait for that writer. It’s a writer who is otherwise engaged. So right now we are in a holding pattern until that writer becomes free. Then we’re going to do a new draft of the script.
The director also touched on how he isn’t really a “superhero guy” he is more of a monsters guy, but he likes characters that are dark. He especially enjoys the darker side of Jack Kirby. He name dropped characters like Man-Thing, Sandman, Dr. Strange, and Deadman. Even though he isn’t a superhero guy he has come close to directing some superhero movies. When asked about a possible Dr. Strange movie, del Toro had a surprising response:
Over the years, when Avi Arad was in charge of Marvel, I often had the discussions with him. I came very close to doing Thor because I really wanted to bring the Norse mythology… It’s something I’m very attracted to. Create the giants and create the more fantastical version of that. But it’s not like I have many meetings with studios discussing superhero movies. They come to me. Normally I pass, respectfully or not. They like it, that we have a very quick response. I was very attracted to doing The Wolverine in Japan, because that’s my favorite chapter in the story of Wolverine. But I’m not a superhero guy. It’s very hard for me to… It’s one thing to like something and another to marry it for two, three years.
Guillermo del Toro stated that he had talked with Fox about the movie and even met with Hugh Jackman, but he ended up passing because “you have to differentiate between loving it as a fan.”
A del Toro Thor or Wolverine flick sounds utterly amazing, and of course he is the only logical choice for a Dr. Strange movie. While del Toro isn’t a “superhero guy” I sincerely hope he gets to tackle one of those characters he mentioned. You can check out the video for Collider’s interview where del Toro drops a few more comic book names, as well as their previous interview installments by clicking here. What are you feelings on the Hulk show? What do you think would be a good superhero fit for del Toro?
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Source : Collider