I don’t really fuck with anything the creator of Scandal has done. Due to time, not dislike. Scandal seems pretty enjoyable. But, I’m here with popcorn, dude. This streaming arms race between Disney and Netflix is great slop culture theater.
Marvel’s Inhumans, which has been in Developmental Hell as a movie, is now going to be an ABC TV show. I could not care less about this news.
I…I need to finish the first season of Agent Carter. I certainly enjoyed what I saw of it, and I think it only stalled because at the time my wife and I were in the middle of a Fast & Furious franchise binge session. Which, I know, is a heretical and completely unacceptable reason to some (but not us).
Harumph! The sound I make when I’m unsure of something. It’s also the sound I make when I’ve just…you know what never mind I was going to mention something about masturbation, a bar of soap, and police sirens. Whatever. That’s not the story here. (Is it?) We’re talking Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Fuck yeah, Lucasfilm! Fuck yeah, ABC. I’m glad to see you two ding-dongs are finally getting together to talk Star Wars TV show. Now you just need to realize the glory that would be a Chewbacca spin-off. He dumps Solo’s dumb ass, moves to Coruscant, and looks for love.
Joss Whedon has dared to call one of his shows “very hopeful”, inadvertantly exposing the fact that his existence has been taken over by a Skrull impersonator.
This news is the fantastic, folks. The fantastic.
Hankering for some Marvels-esque narrative up on the ABC television network? I have just the story for you! Served up on a hot platter of immaterial buzz and sheer potentiality.
What a fucking confluence of awesome is coming together in Hollywood. As we speak. Or maybe, it happened a couple of hours ago. But somehow, something out of a nerd wet dream has occurred. Motherfucking Guillermo Del Toro of Hellboy and Pan’s Labryninth and of course fucking Blade 2 fame is teaming up with David Eick, the executive producer of my eternal television orgasm Battlestar Galactica to create a new live-action television show based on the Hulk.
Fuck yes to the fuck yes! It was rumored a couple of months ago, and now this son of a bitch is confirmed.
Details of the premise are sketchy but I hear that the series will follow an origin story. In it, physicist Bruce Banner, whose alter ego is the green and raging Hulk, will be in his mid-twenties, less reactive and more energized as the world is still his oyster. Unlike the two Hulk movies, in which the monster was a pure CGI creation, the series will employ a mixture of prosthetics, puppetry and CGI. Del Toro and Eick will break the story for the pilot script together, sharing story and created by credit. Eick will write the script, with del Toro attached to direct subject to his availability. Del Toro will also oversee the designing of the Hulk character, which is expected to draw on previous comic book incarnations, as well as the original 1978-82 Incredible Hulk TV series, with a few wild tweaks on the old look.
I find this wildly arousing. Del Toro is a straight-up panic attack excitement guru in my world, and Eick has guided one of my favorite franchises ever. It’s particularly exciting, given the fact that they’re going to take a prosthetic approach to some of the Hulk, and if there’s one thing Del Toro can imagine, it’s fucking monsters. I’ve always secretly jerked off to the notion that his eye for creatures could be directed towards some sort of Star Wars flick, but fuck it, I’ll settle for this.
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Well, I wasn’t expecting this. Despite covering the announcement of Marvel television with Jeph Loeb helming it, I had sort of forgotten entirely about its existence. I was reminded today like fucking woah when it came out that not only is the Hulk being prepped for a television series, but Del Toro himself is making a pitch for it.
Deadline and The Live Feed have the news, announcing that Marvel and ABC are currently in very early stages of development of a live-action (most likely hour-long) series adaptation of the comic book character. The project is part of a push from Marvel to enter the TV realm, kicked off last summer with the launch of Marvel Television. Heroes exec producer Jeph Loeb is the head of the operation, and The Hulk was among two high priority projects they settled on.
Slash points out an obvious but good question: isn’t this just inviting confusion? Dude’s gone through a fucking ludicrous amount of iterations within the last ten years alone. First Eric Bana, then Edward Norton, and currently Mark Ruffalo in the movies. But now they’re tacking on a separate television universe? Aren’t the mouthbreathers going to get confused? Dur! Where is that there guy from the TV tube! Why aren’t he one of them Avengers!
Two different Hulks existing in two different mediums? I don’t know, it seems to be muddying the waters a bit. But there’s good news at least! Fucking David Eick of Battlestar Galactica and Guillermo Del Toro are pitching a take? That’s fucking fantastic. Almost too good to be true.