Following the TV movie Death Of The Incredible Hulk (1990) starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, a fourth film in The Incredible Hulk TV movie series was planned, with the idea of bringing David Banner/Hulk back from the grave.
OH. SO WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED?
Despite his apparent death in the appropriately titled Death Of The Incredible Hulk, the Hulk was to be revived and given Banner’s mind in an additional installement which would lead to more Hulk adventures.She-Hulk had been considered for a guest role in one of the TV movies as had Iron Man and Spidey, so one of them was likely to have appeared sooner than later.
BUT WHAT DID HAPPEN?
During the making of the Incredible Hulk series of TV movies, publicity photos were shot with Bridgitte Nielsen in the role of She-Hulk. The idea was for Marvel to convince financial backers that more Hulk movies could be made, incorporating additional super heroes. However, following the conclusion of Death of The Incredible Hulk, Bill Bixby's health declined and he died of cancer in 1993, therefore cancelling any further films. Nielsen's publicity shots were all that remained of She-Hulk's involvement with the series.
WAS THIS SUCH A BAD THING?
Bixby was an amazing actor and alongside Lou Ferrigno the pair kept the show interesting and enjoyable, so without either of them the story just wouldn’t have worked.The TV movies never quite reached the level of quality that the TV series managed on a smaller budget and a more gruelling schedule, so it was probably for the best that they didn’t continue anyway.Death Of The Incredible Hulk was easily the weakest entry of the series, which was a shame as it acted as the finale to Dr David Banner’s journey, but it did at least draw things to a close once and for all, which was better than extending the situation any further.
BUT WHAT IF?
If further Incredible Hulk TV movies had been made then there would have been a continued move to introduce more of Marvel’s mightiest Spandex wearers.Once She-Hulk, Spidey and Iron Man had been used then the guest list could have seen the likes of Forbush Man, Willie Lumpkin and maybe even the ghost of Uncle Ben.From then on the movies would have had to have been renamed as The Incredible Hulk & Friends, by which point fans of the cartoon series Spider-man & Friends would have expected the Hulk to team up with Firestar and Iceman.No doubt Hulk would have found himself sexually attracted to Firestar, but because it would have been the 1990s his actions towards her would have been deemed as sexist and outdated.The movies would have then been cancelled, there would have been no definitive end to the story and the Hulk would have been labelled a pervert.