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Leterrier Hulks out over the Avengers, the Marvel team-up movie

The following was originally posted on IGN.com:

During a recent, spoiler-filled exclusive one-on-one chat with Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier, the filmmaker informed IGN Movies about other Marvel comics he'd like to adapt for the big screen, namely The Avengers. Marvel has slated the highly anticipated superhero team-up movie for a July 2011 release. Here's what Leterrier had to say about the film (BEWARE OF MAJOR SPOILERS):

IGN: Clearly, The Avengers film is going to have its own writer or writers. But seeing how you've redefined the Hulk as a live-action character, how do you see him fitting into an Avengers movie?

Louis Leterrier: That's why I kept the door open at the end. You know at the end when Edward opens his eyes and he's in control of the Hulk now, he's got somewhat of a malicious look on him. Is he good or is he bad? Has he decided to get vengeance upon this world that has treated him like a monster and recluse for so long? Or is he becoming a hero? And that's what I want to keep the door open for. If it's a Hulk movie, he'll be good. But if it's an Avengers movie, I'd love for Hulk to be what all these guys like Peter David and even Damon Lindelof… with his Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk that they'll never finish, where Hulk is this crazy, man-eating creature that needs to be stopped. And that nothing can stop, except maybe love — his love for Betty. And Betty dying afterward makes him an uncontrollable creature. All that stuff keeps the door open. That's why Edward is so good with that sort of riding the line and being on the edge of the razor. Is he a good guy? Is he a bad guy? He can communicate this with just one look. So that look was very important for me to set up possibly a sequel — he's a good guy and a hero — or a different incarnation in either Iron Man 2 or in The Avengers, definitely.

IGN: Would you be interested in directing The Avengers movie?

Leterrier: I have tons of time. So far, I have tons of time. I'd love to do it. It would be so amazing. I absolutely love Spider-Man. I think Sam Raimi is a genius and he's the reason why I make movies. Evil Dead 2 is the reason why I make movies. But The X-Men series with this really interesting ensemble cast, it's so amazing for me as a director. It's such a fantasy for me to direct amazing actors in these weird sorts of fantasy roles that I'd love to do an Avengers movie. And also The Avengers, it's fun, it's big, it's huge, it's something you've never seen before. And I'd love to do that.

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