Frustrated Del Toro grumbles about 'silence' on Hulk TV show

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Jan 22, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

What's the latest on the Hulk TV series that Marvel had hired Guillermo del Toro to develop? Del Toro wishes he knew.

It was way back in October 2010 that ABC (which is owned by Disney, which also owns Marvel) unveiled plans for a new TV series based around the big green guy, with Del Toro brought on board to get the thing rolling and an outline for the series going through multiple drafts.

Since then, however, so much has changed: The Avengers was a colossal hit, with that movie's Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) arguably stealing the show and making a case for a new Hulk standalone movie.

At the same time, Avengers director Joss Whedon was given the green light to develop a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, which has pulled ahead of the Hulk in the race to get to the screen and is already in production.

So when asked by MTV where things stood now (see video below), Del Toro acknowledged that the Hulk may not be returning to television anytime soon:

"I met with (Marvel exec) Jeph Loeb after Avengers, but after that meeting, there's been complete radio silence on the show. It's very frustrating for me and for the fans that we don't know. I haven't heard anything in months about the show, but obviously Avengers is a game-changer for Marvel. It's their property, and if I don't make it, at least I'll watch it."

It's not like Marvel fans are going to be starved for entertainment, with four movies and the S.H.I.E.L.D. series all heading our way in the next two years. But do you share Del Toro's disappointment about the show? Or should the Hulk stay on the big screen in Avengers movies or his own features?

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