Is The Incredible Hulk next in line for a TV reboot?
Marvel and ABC are developing a show to bring the angry green giant back to television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The previous Hulk TV series, which starred Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, ran on CBS from 1978-1982. NBC also aired three TV movies with Bixby and Ferrigno reprising their roles in the late 1980s.
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Mark Ruffalo has been offered the role of Hulk alter ego Bruce Banner in The Avengers, but he has yet to decide whether to take it, his management tells TVGuide.com.
A Marvel Studios spokesman declined to comment...
Cheers to The Incredible Hulk for not forgetting its roots. The surprisingly solid summer blockbuster pays dual homage to the 1978-82 TV series. The late Bill Bixby (who played the Hulk's mild-mannered alter ego) is seen in a clip from his series The Courtship of Eddie's Father. And the original green monster, Lou Ferrigno, appears as a security guard Edward Norton bribes with a pizza and proclaims, "You are the man!" Ferrigno also provides the voice of the computer-generated Hulk. Would you want to tell him he couldn't have the job? Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!
Jack Colvin, best known for playing relentless tabloid reporter Jack McGee in the 1970s series The Incredible Hulk, died last Thursday of complications following a stroke. He was 71. Recalling his most memorable TV foray, Colvin once told the Los Angeles Times, "When they told me the title, I laughed. But then they gave me two scripts to read and I knew the series would go." Hulk, with Bill Bixby in the lead, ran from 1977 to 1982.