Yeah, but whose turn is it to take out the garbage? The kicky new Disney XD toon series Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (premiering Sunday, Aug. 11 at 11am/10c) is a mix of high-octane action and screwball comedy that finds the incredible Hulk — voiced by Marvel vet Fred Tatasciore — fighting the usual assortment of intergalactic baddies while also living with four other gamma-radiated Hulks under the same roof.
"They're trying to prove to the world that they're heroes, not destructive monsters," says Tatasciore. "But it doesn't always go so well. To help the PR campaign along, Hulk reluctantly lets A-Bomb film their family life for a reality web series." Which means the big green grunter has to work on his charm. Cracks Tatasciore: "He will actually speak in complete sentences!"
Another change in Hulk: He's now much more of a father figure. In the Disney XD series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, where Hulk is also voiced by Tatasciore, the character is "part of a team but in S.M.A.S.H. he's more like the team leader and the dad, and he's trying to set a good example," Tatasciore says. "When he encounters villains on Avengers, his first reaction is usually to smash them. Now he tries to take the high road. He wants to figure out a way to make the bad guys do the right thing. He's trying to train the other Hulks to be more responsible crimefighters, too, but the town they live near has very mixed feelings about them. They wind up destroying a lot — but they always save the world!"
Here's an exclusive clip from Sunday's two-part premiere, "Doorway to Destruction":