Two weeks ago, a report came out of Warner Bros. that, after years of trying to get a Wonder Woman movie up and running, they had instead decided to create a television series. While the character has never had much of a life on the silver screen, the character was made iconic by the Lynda Carter television series. Apparently, Marvel saw this news and liked the idea so much that they are doing the exact same thing to one of their characters.
Deadline reports that the Incredible Hulk, after two disappointing trips into movie theaters, will head back to the boob tube as a series for the first time since the completion of the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno show that ran from 1978 to 1982. For many, the series contained the definitive version of the character, inspiring the movie-makers over at Marvel to give the role of Hulk's voice to Ferrigno in Louis Leterrier's 2008 movie. The series will be shown at primetime on ABC, though the project is still at very early stages of development and currently has no writer attached.
The real question here is how the film will deal with continuity with the movies. It's quite unlikely that Mark Ruffalo, who will be playing the character in the upcoming Avengers film, will move to television to play the character. People are already confused enough between Eric Bana, Edward Norton and Ruffalo, and now a third actor is going to be thrown into the mix? This really doesn't look good.
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