So when was the Universal deal signed? What year? If the Hulk deal began with Ang Lee's Hulk; then the rights would've reverted in late 2019 or last year.
And yea it only applies to solo Hulk projects. Anything the Hulk appears in as a supporting character or TV show isn't covered under it.
Since they talked about Universal agreeing to similar terms as Paramount then I am assuming it was signed circa 2005 (Paramount signed their contract August 31, 2005) and after Ang Lee's Hulk. The last link I posted also mentions that they had just gotten production rights from Universal back and that was an investor's question in 2006. I'm fairly certain the deal was signed in 2005, but I don't know for sure. Again I'm quite possibly wrong here.
Someone asked me on a couple of other forums about when I think the rights revert and it is impossible to know for sure due to not knowing Hulk's pay window, but it's fair to assume Uni has recouped all the money and I think 2023 or 2025 would be the reversion date, the latter if Uni hasn't recouped their money yet, if my assumptions above are correct. Possibly 2025 because of this:
" if such third window has not been completed as of the expiration of the Initial Distribution Term provided that each U.S. Pay Television Exhibition window shall be no longer than five (5) years; subject to extension with respect to all rights other than U.S. Pay Television for an additional two (2) years from the end of the Initial Distribution Term if at the end of the Initial Distribution Term Paramount has not recouped its Distribution Costs and Expenses with respect to such Picture (the “Distribution Term”). "