Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb Gives Updates on THE INCREDIBLE HULK, AKA JESSICA JONES and THE PUNISHER TV Series

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One of the executive producers of Ultimate Spider-Man for Marvel Universe on Disney XD, Jeph Loeb is the Emmy-nominated and Eisner Award-winning writer and producer who is currently the Executive Vice President and Head of Marvel Television, responsible for all live-action comedy and drama, as well as animation. So, when we spoke with him earlier today about the compelling new action-adventure animated series, featuring a teenage Peter Parker (voiced by Drake Bell) juggling the challenges of high school with being a superhero, we were curious about an update on the status of the live-action series that he currently has in development.

While we will run what he had to say about the new animation series, closer to its April 1st premiere, we did want to post what he had to say about how The Hulk, Aka Jessica Jones and The Punisher are coming along for ABC, as well as the development of Mockingbird and Cloak and Dagger for ABC Family. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Jeph_LoebFor those keeping track, it’s been three decades since the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno series, The Incredible Hulk, went off the air in 1982. When last talked about, Guillermo del Toro and Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick were working together to crack the original story with Bruce Banner being in his mid-20′s. The Punisher is about one man waging his own war on crime. Aka Jessica Jones is based on the comic book Alias, about a failed superhero who is rebuilding her life as a private detective in New York City.

Cloak and Dagger is about two teenagers who find each other and realize that their powers both compliment and complicate their lives. Mockingbird would detail the life of a freshman at a prestigious university who is a science major that is recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. and forced to become a student by day and a super-spy by night.

Collider: Jeph, can you update the status of the live-action series that you have in development?

JEPH LOEB: All I can tell you is that, right now, the three shows that we have in active development at ABC are The Incredible Hulk, aka Jessica Jones, which comic book fans will know as Alias, and The Punisher. And then, we have two shows that are already at ABC Family, which are Mockingbird and Cloak & Dagger. They’re just in development. As you know, as with anything that you’re doing, particularly when you’re starting up a brand new entity, things take time and we want to make sure we get it right.

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  • http://collider.com Mike

    How is this an update exactly? He just told us the five shows that are in development that we already knew were being developed. Jeez Collider, really struggling for clicks and views nowadays arent you?

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  • dunbar

    agreed. why even post that?

  • http://www.GilbertoEdwards.com Gilberto Edwards

    Jeph Leob needs to cast a Better Bruce Banner and who Loeb and Del Toro should cast as the first runner up is Clay Akien from the Donald Trump TV series the celebrity apprentance for the younger Bruce Banner in New Hulk live action TV series.

  • http://www.GilbertoEdwards.com Gilberto Edwards

    I know Jeph Leob is trying take his time on the cast and the storyline so they don”t have to rush on the either on creating of the Hulk or cast storyline too so it comes out perfect for Hulk fans and the cast too.

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  • Gilberto Edwards

    I believe they will new actors for the new incredible hulk new television series,the first. Runner up is clay akien from Donald Trump TV series called celebrity appearance,and second is Seth Geths.

    • Gilberto Edwards

      My ideas is they need to cast first a younger new Bruce Banner for the New Hulk TV Series,is since you said a new cast is first runner up is Clay Akien or Seth Gabel.

    • Gilberto Edwards

      No it’s not that it’s because the Hulk is going to full CGI anyone now it’s a mixture of Prosthetic,puppetry,and robotics creature done not really animation too much at all. Del Toro said the will look more real than the Hulk Films in big screen. He’s going to live in the real world said Guillermo Del Toro. The will look like Hellboy.

      • Michael McDonnell

        A Hulk prosthetic suit would be less costly and takes less time to put on than green bodypaint which takes hours to put on.

        Have the Hulk suit be less comedic than the Scary Movie 3 Hulk but a more threatening look.

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  • Michael McDonnell

    Think they’re holding out for a later pilot season because it’s too expensive because they want to do animatronic/ CG Hulk on television and fight the military.

  • Michael McDonnell

    They’re taking all the Marvel TV show slow to get them right, Loeb’s answer in a update is always the same “we’re in development” they said they were going for the 2012-13 season but now the pilot season has ended they may say next year but then the next and the next.

  • scifi

    But The Punisher pilot was picked up by Fox, I heard news…

    • Michael McDonnell

      Punisher should be on HBO or Showtime because of the graphic violence.

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  • Michael McDonnell

    Kevin Feige said just recently there are no plans for another solo Hulk movie so that probably means we’re getting Hulk TV in the next couple or few years with another Bruce Banner and Betty Ross.

  • Michael McDonnell

    Simplify the Hulk effects maybe the only solution because making a TV series is not the same as making a movie because of time and budget constraints. A green muscle suit would be Del Toro’s alley because he likes practial and make up effects, would be like Hellboy were they put Ron Perlman in a red muscle suit and make up, there was a Hulk suit in the alternate ending of Scary Movie 3 but that was a comedic representation of the character, a hulk suit would be like the Hellboy make up or the Doomsday Smallville make up. Would be interesting if they go that route have Banner and the Hulk be played by the same actor.

  • Michael McDonnell

    The Avengers movie has created the possibility for a new Hulk movie, in 2015. They say if the Hulk success continues, Marvel will spin him off to a stand alone TV series next year supported by a big budget franchise movie in 2015.

  • Gilberto Edwards

    Jeph Leob said that the New Hulk series will be out in 2012 fall like any other TV Series like Jessica Jones and Cloak Dagger. They didn’t mention anything about The New Hulk movie because the Hulk on TV will win against the Hulk in the movies, because the TV Series that Jeph Leob is bringing out from TV will be a blast.

    • Michael McDonnell

      Well shit happens, there was no anouncement back in January that it was greenlit so they might greenlght it next January which is the time of the year were pilots and TV shows get greenlit.

      Because of the success of The Avengers they hope now to have a another solo Hulk movie by 2015.

      Updates are not predictions things are liable to change.

    • Michael McDonnell

      There was no anouncement back in January that it was greenlit so they might greenlght it next January which is the time of the year were pilots and TV shows get greenlit.

      Because of the success of The Avengers they hope now to have a another solo Hulk movie by 2015.

      Updates are not predictions things are liable to change.

  • Michael McDonnell

    Here’s a link saying about a solo Hulk movie in 2015 and the show could be at 2013.

    http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/04/30/another-solo-hulk-movie-could-be-happening-after-all-in-2015/

  • V

    Please hire Sarah Michelle Gellar as Jessica Jones! She is available now that the CW cancelled Ringer and she is totally capable of the role. And who knows, maybe in the future it could lead to a Sarah and Joss Whedon reunion in the Marvel film/tv universe? How much of WIN! would that be?!?

  • Michael McDonnell

    I just heard that it maybe in develpment for 2013-14 season but Jessica Jones is stalled.

    Because of the success of The Avengers they decideed to fast track it.

  • Michael McDonnell

    Think with Del Toro involved he’ll make it more of a monster oriented series?

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