There is not one doubt that one of the biggest lingering questions when it comes to Marvel’s unstoppable lineup of films is the question of who would be the one to direct The Avengers when it all came to an end and all of the characters would meet in one unbelievably epic superhero movie. The majority consensus was easily in favor of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau being the best-suited for the challenging project, but sadly, Favreau decided to pass on that opportunity (Read: Jon Favreau Not Directing “˜The Avengers’; Talks Tying “˜Iron Man’ & Others Together)…at least for now.
With Favreau out of the mix, the job was pretty much up in the air for anyone, but one name that seemed to fit well was The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier. After making a fantastic Hulk movie that helped to wipe the memory of Ang Lee’s attempt away, Leterrier had proven that he could dance with the big boys. And better yet, as it turns out, it’s a job that he very much wants to get his hands on.
While speaking to MTV recently, Leterrier talked about his thoughts on directing The Avengers as well as his thoughts on Jon Favreau.
I hope they don’t find a director before I’m available, because I’d love to take a crack at [The Avengers]. 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.
Leterrier also talked to MTV about his current film which has people buzzing: Clash of the Titans. As with every movie being made these days, the question of whether to go 3D or not is always there. When asked about this in relation to Clash of the Titans, here is what Letterier had to say:
We tried [to do 3-D for Clash]. We tried hard. We just won’t have time. Maybe we possibly can re-release it in 3-D.
Because it was Sam Worthington, I could hear all these 3-D stories from Avatar. And James Cameron was calling often, and I was like ‘Guys, I’m doing the best i can with [the two dimensions] I’ve got!’ So if we ever get to do [Clash] in 3-D, that would be fantastic. But it’ll never be as good as James Cameron’s stereoscopic 3-D.
In my eyes, this is good news. Not every movie has to be in 3D, and separating yourself from that madness might be a good thing. As he said, maybe down the road after the movie has shown itself off, then they can explore that platform.
One more note from Letterier: as previously rumored, Muse will not be handling the music for Clash of the Titans. It will actually be Massive Attack, with Craig Armstrong doing the score.