The Incredible Hulk director Louis Letterier has spoken about The Avengers quite a lot in the past, with the topic mainly focusing on the involvement of The Hulk and the potential for the character to be the villain in the film.
Iron Man director Jon Favreau has ruled himself out as a candidate to direct, instead opting to produce, and this could leave the directors chair available for Letterier, who would be very willing to sit in it.
“I hope they don’t find a director before I’m available, because I’d love to take a crack at [‘Avengers’],” Leterrier told MTV News. “It’s just an amazing universe, and to have everybody involved…”
“Jon Favreau would’ve been the best director to do this thing, but now that he’s a producing, I’d love to be able to work with him and continue what I started with ‘Hulk’ and what he started with ‘Iron Man’ and we do it together and continue that universe,” he said.
As for how likely that is to happen, Leterrier said he’s still contracted for a second film and has been chatting with Marvel whenever the opportunity arises. “It’s like an option,” he said of his Marvel movie deal. “I was optioned for two movies with Marvel. So every time I do a movie, like ‘Clash of the Titans’ for example, I say, ‘Guys, I’m about to do ‘Clash’ — so can I do it?’ And they say, ‘Yeah, we have nothing for you, so go ahead.'”
While Leterrier said he hasn’t sent anyone at Marvel a pitch for his “Avengers” vision at this point, the film isn’t far from his mind. “I love the Marvel universe,” he laughed. “I love those guys.”
I enjoyed The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans looks great so I would be happy for Letterier to direct. I don’t want to speak too soon though as Thor director Kenneth Branagh and Captain America director Joe Johnston still have to show their stuff first. They could very well be better. I think it would be great if all 5 directors could serve as producers or work with whoever ends up directing. We’d have a dream team both in front and behind the camera.