The news updates on Guillermo Del Toro's (Hellboy) new Hulk television series have been few and far between, and now the project seems to be stuck in a holding pattern for the immediate future. Luckily for us, he has a few other superheroes in mind that he'd like to bring to the small screen.
In a chat with Shock Till You Drop, Del Toro noted five comic characters he'd love to tackle if the Hulk series falls through. Not surprisingly, they all stick to a pretty similar theme that Del Toro has called home for years—monsters:
"The reason is that the superheroes I like and that I would like to get involved with are all monsters. Be it Swamp Thing, Etrigan [the Demon], Doctor Strange - which is not a monster, but...Considering Del Toro's run with Hellboy, we'd have to think he's more than capable of making any of those heroes work.
Yeah. Certainly supernatural. I would love to do Morbius [the Living Vampire], Blade - they have to be monsters for me to be involved."
As for that Hulk series, Del Toro said they are currently waiting to meet with a writer the studio wants involved. But he did note that the success of The Avengers could affect the fate of the show, potentially taking the character off the market:
"Right now all I know is the official word I was given is that there's a writer they want. They are very interested in me meeting with him. He's very, very busy. The official word is we are holding, but I don't know... After Avengers having the success it had, perhaps the fate of the project may change. Right now officially what I know - and I'm not hiding anything off the record or anything - is that we were told we were waiting for this writer, and we were going to do it with him."What do you think of Del Toro's comic wish list? Would you like to see him take on any of these franchises?
(Via Shock Till You Drop)