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Don't make Marvel Studios angry. You wouldn't like Marvel Studios when they're angry.
Luckily, thanks to early praise for Mark Ruffalo's turn as the not-so-jolly green giant in "The Avengers," some studio execs are calling for a new, solo Hulk project to hit the big screen, perhaps by 2015.
According to Forbes, Paul Gitter, Marvel Entertainment's President of Consumer Products for North America, has said, "if the Hulk’s successful turnaround continues, Gitter says Marvel will 'spin him off to a stand-alone [TV] program next year."
However, Indie Wire reports that this statement stands in contrast to what Marvel Studios's President of Production Kevin Feige disclosed regarding the future of the character.
"I mean, this was the third appearance of Hulk and everything that we had and were going for, we put in to Hulk's appearance in 'Avengers,'" Feige told The Huffington Post. "So, I love that people are saying that and are feeling that way about Hulk, but mission accomplished at this point."
While TV shows made about movies made about TV shows have proven unsuccessful in the past ("Charlie's Angels," anyone?), Marvel has had success with its small screen ventures, including animated shows "X-Men" and "Spider-Man." And, if we've learned anything from "Jersey Shore," muscly men ripping their shirts off pretty much guarantees success.