It's been a few months since we heard anything new on the Hulk TV series, but now Guillermo del Toro has given a brief update on where it's at.
Del Toro and Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick announced way back in October 2010 that they were working on a new Hulk series for ABC. Del Toro said a little bit more about it this past June, revealing that he and Eick had been working on an outline for the project.
Speaking now to MTV News, Del Toro was asked about the show and said, "We've gone through a lot of iterations with the ABC project, and we're very happy with where we are right now."
Adding that he and Eick had gone through "three or four" different treatments of the material, Del Toro said they were waiting for a green light from the network. He also admitted what the biggest challenge in doing the show was:
"The trick with the Hulk is how do you accomodate the Hulk with a TV effects budget, and we are finding out ways around it. It's a tricky one to figure out in the model, but if we are successful at that, then you can go into it."
Surprisingly, despite Marvel having done two Hulk movies and the big green guy returning for next summer's The Avengers, Del Toro also said that the TV series does not have to tie in to the Hulk's big screen adventures:
"We've had a long, long talk about that and we've been given license [to do what we want] ... there's so many things in the Hulk universe that are powerful strands of narrative that ... we are being faithful to those strands, and the movies have their own continuity."
See Del Toro's complete comments in the video below. Do you think we'll see the Hulk TV series soon? And with Del Toro and Eick on board, does it have a shot at actually being good?