The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2
Comic Books, Film
Marvel regained its mojo in the late 1990s when it handed some of its second-tier characters to creators to reimagine as part of the Marvel Knights imprint. And now, one of comics’ hottest up-and-coming artists is pitching his revamp of two of the publisher’s cult-favorite properties not to Marvel, but directly to the fans.
First mentioned during an Inkstuds interview, Ron Wimberly has posted two sets of illustrations showcasing his re-envisioning of Blade and Cloak & Dagger. The Prince of Cats creator said the Cloak & Dagger work initially started as “playing with type,” but he says he does have story ideas to back up the artwork.
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It looks like the Hulk could once again be smashing the small screen.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel and ABC are working on a new Hulk TV series for the network, as well as a Cloak & Dagger series for ABC Family. Both are in the early stages of development.
According to the report, Marvel met with ABC back in May to pitch several potential television shows, including Hulk, Heroes for Hire, Moon Knight, The Eternals, Ka-Zar and The Punisher, among others. Cloak & Dagger made the cut despite not being on the list, and Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel’s TV division, is reportedly hearing ideas for the show. HR also notes that The Punisher could become a cable show down the road — presumably not on ABC Family.
The original Hulk television show, which starred Bill Bixby as Bruce Banner and Lou Ferrigno as his green-skinned alter ego, ran from 1978 until 1982 on CBS.