With all of this Captain America casting news flooding the web, it's nice to see some fresh Marvel Movie news that has the potential to make geeks happy. It's no secret that director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) would like to jump back on board with Marvel to direct another film, in fact, he's even expressed his interest in taking The Avengers to the big screen. He recently did a little interview with AICN and revealed that as of right now, that he's definitely in the running.
I am on the shortlist, but I'm at the bottom of the shortlist, I'm sure. I don't know who the other guys are, but I have a great relationship with [Marvel], and I've been very vocal to them and everyone else that I am the one to direct it. I loved my time at Marvel. I loved those guys. They're fantastic. [Marvel Studios President] Kevin [Feige] is such a passionate boss; he gets his hands dirty. It's a universe I want to keep exploring. I was frustrated with ['Incredible Hulk']. It was like, 'That's it? Only one superhero? Can I do more???' We'll see. Time will tell.
He may not know who the other directors on the list are but there's plenty of room to speculate that it will most likely be someone who's worked with Marvel on building up these comic book films. That leaves us with Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and Joe Johnston (Captain America). Jon Favreau already said he would not direct, but would work on it as an executive producer...we'll see, I still think Favreau is in the running.
Last year, Leterrier had a brilliant idea to team up with Favreau, Branagh and Johnston, to direct four different Avengers movies over the course of a single summer. That, my friends would be one hell of a great summer at the movies. I seriously doubt it will happen though.
As of right now Leterrier is in post-production on his new film Clash of the Titans, which looks incredible! I would be disappointed if any of these Marvel directors weren't brought on to bring The Avengers to the big screen. They all have an amazing talent and a unique vision. Should be very cool to see if he actually ends up developing it.
Who would you want to see direct THE AVENGERS?