The Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier has voiced an epic idea about how he thinks the Marvel Avengers movie can rule the summer. The director recently spoke to Hero Complex while on the set of his upcoming film Clash of the Titans and said, “”I would love to do the Avengers film. I’d love to work with Marvel again. I loved working with them.” His excitement doesn’t stop there. Leterrier has a pitch that could meld Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor together in more ways than one.
According to the director:
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.
God, that sounds awesome! Comic fans would be on Marvel overload by the summer’s end. This sounds like a recurring dream for a lot of people. The idea of putting all the films together, avoiding the year or so wait between them sounds great, but would be costly to the studio. The amount of promotion and production it would take to have several tent-pole films running simultaneously would be more than draining.
Also, movie goers might not like the idea of seeing “partial films” when entering the theater. It sounds similar to the set up of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. I was happy that the sequels were only months a part, but the way Reloaded left the audience hanging was unbearable! Besides, at this point I believe each film is in a different stage of pre and post-production.
What do you think of Leterrier’s Avenger’s idea?