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Hulk TV show shelved after Avengers success

1 of 1 Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of Bruce Banner inadvertently doomed Hulk TV series
Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of Bruce Banner inadvertently doomed Hulk TV series

Sorry Marvel fans - their head of television Jeph Loeb has finally put the lid on Guillermo del Toro's stalled Hulk TV series.

Loeb told Ain't It Cool News that the success of Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of Bruce Banner in The Avengers' movie led to del Toro's project being put on hold.

"Guillermo del Toro came in and talked to us about doing a Hulk show and when Guillermo del Toro comes and wants to do a show about your pinkie, you are going to want to do it," Loeb said.

"But it was just a case that once we saw what Joss Whedon and Mark Ruffalo were creating in The Avengers, that was a better solution."

A television series based on Marvel super-heroine Jessica Jones has also also been in development since 2010.

Loeb explained that the adaptation "didn't quite fit with the [US network] ABC model" but added that Marvel "still believes in that show in a major way".

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD currently airs on ABC in the US and on Sundays on RTÉ Two.

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