The Los Angeles Times recently sat down with Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. Credit to the LA Times Blog for this. Here are the highlights:

On A Sequel To The Incredible Hulk: Well, so far, no. I am contracted to do one more film with Marvel so when I’m done here with this I will go back to say to them, “Guys you need me? Is there something I can do?”

Was He Happy With The Incredible Hulk?: Hulk was such a challenge. It was to reboot something and follow [the Ang Lee-directed 2003 “Hulk”] movie that was absolutely adored by part of the fan population and then absolutely hated by another part. It was complicated for me. I wasn’t sure what to do with that history. I did my Hulk but it was not easy. If I do another Hulk film it will always be compared to the Ang Lee thing, and my first one … if I come back I’d love to do another superhero, something different that I can really put my touch on.

On The Captain America Film: I have seen some of the design work they’re doing for Captain America and it looks amazing. It’s a period piece and it’s like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and with more gadgets… it’s “Raiders” meets “Rocketeer” and “Saving Private Ryan.” It’s going to be so cool.

How Would He Do The Avengers?: You know, you asked about my dream, I’ll tell you my real dream: To work with Joe Johnston and [“Thor” director] Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau and make like a triptych. We do four movies. We release them one a month for the summer. Or even every two weeks or three weeks. And the whole summer would be Avengers summer. So we do it the way they make television shows. One story arc but told in installments by different directors. So all of the directors that touch part of the Avengers world would do a part; we could make the movies shorter, maybe less than an hour and a half, and we use the same sets and save Marvel money. I would love to sit around a table with all of them a kick around the story. That’s my dream.

You know I really liked the Incredible Hulk. It was my favorite Marvel movie last year. Yeah, I liked it just a smidge better than Iron Man. Part of the reason was that I loved the old Hulk TV show. Did people really hate the new Hulk movie? I never heard anyone say that. I always thought the movie didn’t do as good of box office because of that Ang Lee abomination. You know, had Dark Knight came out four years after Batman & Robin it would have done signifigantly less business too.

I think the Avengers idea is awesome. Of course it’s also so completely unplausible. But it reminds me of a comic book run where characters bounce in and out of artist and writers hands during one big overlapping saga. Comparing Captain America to Rocketeer? That sounds interesting.

One Response to Incredible Hulk, Avengers, Captain America Movie News

  • Sam says:

    I personally thought that was one of the Best comic book films of all time, especially from Marvel (Dc’ has had several great batman movies… and a couple terrible ones)

    Avengers is going to be hard if for no other reason than Thor. Ever other concept seems more realistic and i’m not sure he is going to mix in well. Besides the Ultimate Avengers Straight to DVD movie did a great job.

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