"Clash of the Titans" and "Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier has made no secret of the fact that he'd love to be behind the camera when "The Avengers" kicks off production, so when we recently caught up with him to discuss his 2010 plans, we had to get a bit more info about how likely he is to helm Marvel's superhero team-up blockbuster.
"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..."
While our chat with Leterrier was focused on the big year he's primed for in 2010, with a larger feature hitting the site soon, the director couldn't help but praise one of his fellow Marvel movie directors — and confess that he's probably the second-best man for the "Avengers" job.
"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."
Keep it locked to Splash Page and MTV.com next week for more from Leterrier on "Clash of the Titans" and other movies!
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