A few hours ago, news outlets jumped the gun a bit in announcing that ABC had officially greenlit Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' to series, though no such announcement had yet come. The pickup is fully expected mind you, but new intel suggests the official announcement won't come until sometime tomorrow. But the real question is, what's this latest 'Hulk'-like clip that ABC briefly released along with the news?
Ever wanted to see what the Hulk might have looked like had he made his big-screen debut in 1997? Thanks to the rediscovery of some long-lost concept designs and storyboards, you now can get a glimpse at the 'Hulk' movie that never was (and never should have been). Smash after the break to check out a handful of 16-year-old 'Hulk' sketches.
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This has been a major point of speculation in the Marvel fan universe as of late with rumors of solo 'Huk' films featuring the 'Planet Hulk' and 'World War Hulk' storylines, though they were soon shot down by both Joss Whedon and Marvel. Still, many of us are secretly hoping that our favorite big green guy will get the same screen time as Captain America and Iron Man, but will it actually happen? Here's the latest on this from Mark Ruffalo...
After 'The Avengers' it seemed a foregone conclusion that The Hulk would eventually get his own movie. Then came the rumors that a big part of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would involved Hulk being sent to outer space after 'The Avengers 2' launching the 'Planet Hulk' storyline from the comics. But 'Avengers' director and Marvel Godfather Joss Whedon has commented on the Planet Hulk rumors and he calls the idea "nonsense."
We knew that Marvel has longterm plans for their movie universe, but we didn't know they were this longterm. It turns out that they're not just thinking about 'Iron Man 3,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and the second 'Avengers' movie -- they're already thinking about a third 'Avengers' movie...and the major role The Hulk will play in the coming films. The following news will be nothing new to comic fans, but casual viewers should know that this is pretty major SPOILER territory.
With all of Marvel's ongoing plans surrounding superhero sequels, ABC's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series and the inevitable 'Avengers 2,' one might overlook that acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro still maintains designs on an 'Incredible Hulk' TV series to be produced with ABC. Given the lack of development however, is Marvel quietly pushing 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' over 'The Incredible Hulk?' Find out what Guillermo del Toro has to say on the matter inside!
You might not get to see Hulk and Iron Man reunite until 'The Avengers 2' but you can tide yourself over with a new adventure -- in animated form! Marvel Animation Studios is releasing its first feature film starring the big green guy and the snarky metal hero in a brand new story called 'Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United' and we've got the first look!
It could be argued that Guillermo del Toro is the busiest man in Hollywood. The writer-producer-director often has several movies in various stages of development at one time, and the state we currently find him in is no different, with 'Pacific Rim' in post-production and various features ('Frankenstein', 'The Haunted Mansion') in the works. Perhaps his most intriguing project in development, however, is an updated take on 'The Incredible Hulk', which is being produced by Marvel Studios and ABC Television. Want to know when we might see the big guy tackle the big guy?