Ready or not – the raging green beast is coming back to television by 2013

It’s been confirmed that Marvel’s The Hulk will be returning to television as a live action series after more than thirty years off the air, which is probably no surprise to fans since the record breaking success of Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers this year. Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno starred in the first successful series which ran for ten-years from 1972-82, and the return of the Hulk is being planned by ABC television and Marvel, in an attempt to cash in on the box office ratings. Few details are known at this point, but The Hulk has beat out a slew of other proposed superhero shows, including a Punisher series and many others.

It’s also unknown if there will be a tie-in between the movie storyline and the series, or if ABC will attempt a fresh approach. It’s more than likely a safe bet that the TV series will feature a CGI Hulk to match the new accepted look of our hero, but to what extent is still unknown. Will The Hulk succeed where others failed? It’s too soon to know, as we saw the attempted Wonder Woman series fail to get out of the starting gate after the filming of the pilot episode. It’s also currently unknown if any other characters from The Avengers movie will be given consideration for a TV series, but there’s always hope.