Paul Dini Discusses Hulk and Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Cartoon on Disney Channel

Paul Dini, a legend in the animated hero business and the person who revitalized Batman way back when, was interviewed by at SDCC in regards to his involvement in the upcoming Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. cartoon on the Disney XD channel:

On developing “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” for Marvel Television and Disney XD: When I met with Jeph Loeb and talked to him initially about the Hulk, one of the things we kept coming back to was that the kids love the Hulk, but there’s a bit of uncertainty. Is he a monster or is he a hero? If he was going to be a hero, how would you show that? We worked pretty hard on that idea and we thought that maybe Hulk is trying to prove to the world that he’s a hero. Actually, Hulk has to be sort of shoe-horned into that by Rick Jones because Hulk, left to his own devices, would rather be by himself. He’s a rhinoceros. A rhinoceros would like nothing more than to graze in peace and not have anybody bother him. But if anybody comes into his territory, off he goes in a rage. Hulk, when we first see him in the series, is off by himself pumping a fantastic amount of weights. Rick, who’s always thought of the Hulk as a brother … really wants to get him out as a hero. He gets the idea of, “What if we do a web-show, a reality-based show, that shows the Hulk in action?”

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