ABC wants 'Incredible Hulk' ratings smash
ABC entertainment president Paul Lee says the chance of The Incredible Hulk and other Marvel titles joining network’s schedule is pretty high. (ABC and Marvel are both owned by the Walt Disney Company.)
ABC has been developing a slew of Marvel properties, including superhero-turned-detective Jessica Jones and the return of the not-so-jolly green giant.
“I’m thrilled we have Marvel within our family, it’s a superb opportunity for us,” he says. “If you’re going to bring back a franchise, it’s easier to launch a well-known franchise, but what really distinguishes these are the showrunners — we have A-list showrunners.”
Indeed, Jessica Jones has Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter exec producer and Twilight screenwriter) and Hulk has Guillermo Del Toro and David Eick (Hellboy director, and Battlestar Galactica exec producer, respectively).
“We would love to make a Marvel franchise work on the network,” he says. “They probably won’t be the only two Marvel things we do.”
That last line sounds like a pretty strong endorsement of getting a comic book series (or three) on the air.
Which Marvel title would you like to see ABC bring to life? And who should ABC cast as The Hulk?