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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Chuck takes on green, mean fighting machine Lou Ferrigno on the September 27 episode of NBC's Chuck when the former Incredible Hulk guest stars as a bodyguard named Gerard. An altercation takes place when Chuck and Sarah go to Milan, Italy, on a mission and encounter Gerard.
"My character gets sidetracked when he falls in love. He's guarding an evil spy played by Victoria's Secret model Karolina Kurkova," Ferrigno tells TV Guide Magazine. "When Chuck tries to discourage me, I try to take him down, but then he puts me in a trance."
Turns out Ferrigno's had some experience protecting and serving the people...
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!