After “The Incredible Hulk” tv series was canceled in 1982, six years later 3 tv films, with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferringo reprising their authentic roles as Dr. David Banner as well as the Hulk respectively, were yielded airing on NBC.
The initially film “The Incredible Hulk Returns” was presented in 1988. This film was the very first time that Marvel Universe characters appeared, as Kenneth Johnson, the author, manufacturer and director of the tv show left out any references to the Marvel Universe during the show’s run from 1977 to 1982. In this film, Banner meets with a previous student that has obtained the hammer of Thor, a Viking warrior who has been prevented from entering into Valhalla, a area where soldiers slain in fight enter. The film helped to set up a back-door pilot for a Thor-centric live-action series for tv.
In 1989, “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk” was yielded for tv. In this movie, again mixing in Marvel Universe characters, David Banner meets Matt Murdock, a blind attorney who is furthermore the masked Daredevil. Together, Daredevil and Hulk fight the Kingpin of Crime, referred to by his name, Wilson Fisk. Like the initially movie, this was set up as a back-door pilot for a Daredevil-centric live-action series for tv.
The last film was filmed in 1990 and was titled “The Death of the Incredible Hulk.” In this movie, David Banner becomes infatuated with an Eastern European spy and goes on to conserve kidnapped scientists. At the finish of the movie, Hulk fatally falls from an airplane, flipping back to his human shape before perishing.
Though it looked as though Hulk died in the 1990 movie, more videos were in the planning, including 1 titled, “Revenge of the Incredible Hulk.” But, this film not came to fruition as Bill Bixby died in 1993 after losing a battle with cancer.