The upcoming version of "The Incredible Hulk" needs to make specific changes from the original series to placate the modern market. While the original show was one of the greatest comic book-based shows of all time, it would not have been as successful in the modern day. These changes would almost guarantee "The Incredible Hulk" to be ABC's next hit show.
Fans of the Hulk saw a near-perfect CGI version of Ol' Greenie in "The Avengers" and would not settle for a person painted green as in the original show. While Lou Ferrigno could be brought on board to do the Hulk's voice, fans are going to need to see a rendition of their favorite character at least close to how he is portrayed in the comics, and the only way to do that is to use computers to create him. Anything less would be a major letdown.
While the Hulk does not need to say much, he needs to say something from time to time. One of the great aspects of the Hulk in the comics is how he is so witty without even realizing it. His little cracks show exactly what he is thinking and often come off as very humorous when he demeans some of the strongest characters in the Marvel Universe. It would also show an increase in intelligence for the character over the original show since communication is a basic human ability the original TV version could not apparently grasp.
Pulled From the Comics
Characters for the new version of "The Incredible Hulk" should be pulled right out of the comics. One of the shortcomings of the original show is how it did not showcase the range of secondary characters and villains the comic book version of the character dealt with. Instead of simply seeing The Big Green Machine battling mobsters, he should battle monsters close to his equal. The Absorbing Man, Abomination, and The Leader are only a few of the supervillains fans would love to see on the show.
Many comic book fans are looking forward to the new "The Incredible Hulk." The show could easily launch a new frenzy over the character, and the comic book fans need to be kept in mind as they are the base to build the show into a hit. While the original show is a lasting hit, these changes need to be made to bring the new show into the modern day.
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