Mark Waid Talks Hulk And Live Action Daredevil


Mark Waid helped revive The Man Without Fear, and once Marvel NOW! fully kicks in he will be tackling the Indestructible Hulk. Waid will be working on Hulk with artist Leinil Yu. The two will take Hulk in a new direction after Jason Aaron’s recent run culminating in a split  Banner/Hulk in Stay Angry. Waid spoke with Newsarama about Hulk as well as his thoughts on a live action Daredevil considering all the recent movie news.

The first segment of Waid’s Hulk will have the green giant fighting the likes of Frost Giants and Kang the Conqueror. Waid comments on his villain choices:

[A]s with Daredevil, want to (at least initially) stay away from the predictable bad guys — Leader, Abomination, and so forth — but that’s less about them and more about the (partial) mission statement of the book — to take advantage of Hulk’s physical durability by sending him out in the Marvel Universe to retrieve things for Banner’s research, things that can be found (say) only in the Microverse or Jotunheim or Lemuria. And that leads us to some unfamiliar but badass threats.

A new twist in this story is that Banner will be working with S.H.I.E.L.D. where he will be watched over by Maria Hill. We’re going to see a new Banner who has changed, seemingly for the better, since the events of Stay Angry. On the Banner/Hulk and Hill dynamic:

Maria’s great. It’s good to have a face for S.H.I.E.L.D. that isn’t Nick or, God help us, Jasper Sitwell or Dum-Dum Dugan. And the dynamic tension between Banner and Hill defines exactly what I like about her — she’s a control freak charged with overseeing the least predictable creature in the world. And our “new” Banner, with more of a sense of humor about himself and his condition, loves playing with her like a cat with a ball of yarn.

Finally, Newsarama asked Waid about his thoughts on a live action Daredevil produced by Marvel and what direction he would take since the rights appear to be shifting back to Marvel:

I’d love to see it as a TV series rather than a movie, if given the choice — I think it’s tailor-made for an adult crime show, particularly now that we’ve clearly defined Matt and Foggy’s legal practice as advisors and coaches to those who choose to represent themselves in court for whatever reason. Get Central Casting on the line and find me a David Duchovny who can fight like Jet Li!

To read the rest of the interview and hear what Hulk runs Waid has admired as well as comparisons between his Hulk and Mark Ruffalo’s, click here. Mark Waid and Leinil Yu on Hulk is on the top of my Marvel NOW! anticipation list along with Jason Aaron’s Thor. While I’ve enjoyed Aaron’s run, Waid seems to have an incredibly interesting story to tell. If it’s anything like Daredevil, I’m in for the long haul. What do you think about Waid’s comments on Hulk? Would you like to see a Daredevil TV show?

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Source : Newsarama