MTV has been chatting up The Avengers team lately, and next they cornered the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, and asked when the hell Hulk will get another solo film.
Ruffalo’s response? Basically he says it’s been done he doesn’t think the powers that be know where to take the character. I’d have to I agree. While both Hulk films had there merits, neither really seemed to click with the public as much as Hulk did in The Avengers. I say give the solo Hulk films a rest and let him be part of the team.
Here’s the video of the interview:
While there doesn’t seem to be any momentum on a Hulk solo film, there is still some talk of a new Hulk television show. One of the hurdles with the Hulk on the small screen is how to portray him.
Gone are the days when audiences will accept a green painted Lou Ferrigno, not that the dude couldn’t pull it off. I met him at Philly’s Comic-Con and he’s a ripped as ever. It’s just that after the magnificent digitally rendered Hulk in The Avengers, nothing less will do.
The guys at High-Def Digest spoke to some of the animators at ILM who worked on The Avengers Hulk. Here’s what they had to say about working in TV:
Now that we’ve seen this version of the Hulk, I don’t think they can go back to a man painted green for the possible upcoming ‘Hulk’ TV series, but would you be able produce something of this quality for TV?
I think we’d have to have a lot of banter.
I think from beginning to end we got much faster at doing shots. We learned a lot about the process and about how to light him and how to make him look good. One of the things that was interesting was when we started off we kind of took our typical approach of really art directing the lighting, like rim, rim, rim, you know super stylized. And he really looked fake and popped out. And what we found is that we ended up having to kind of flatten out his lighting to get him to sit in there with the rest of the Avengers.
So I think after learning things like that, if you’re talking about a TV schedule and how fast you need to turn around production, it would be a matter of trying to build off everything we did for the movie and then get him in there, get him lit. You wouldn’t have time to do all the really detailed shape and frame corrections we do.
How would you rather see Hulk? Back in movie in a solo film or on TV in a weekly series?