Exclusive: Hulk Director Speaks
The Hulk director Louis Lettier sits down of a spoiler-filled interview with IGN.
Two years ago, French filmmaker Louis Leterrier was offered the opportunity of a lifetime: Usher popular Marvel Comics character The Incredible Hulk up onto the big screen… again. Of course, this was a blessing and a curse. This one project could literally skyrocket the director’s career into A-list orbit. But the much maligned Ang Lee adaptation was still fresh on moviegoers’ minds; was the helmer of such lower scale action fare as The Transporter 2 and Unleashed the man to reinvigorate the franchise?
Audiences will have to wait until Friday to make up their own minds, but take this reporter’s word for it: Hiring Leterrier was the smartest thing Marvel Studios could have done (check back this week for IGN’s official The Incredible Hulk review). His knowledge of the comic books, love of the 1970s-era live-action TV series and overall enthusiasm for the action movie genre make for a winning combination. And all of these elements are quickly noticeable in even the briefest of conversations with the director.
So imagine IGN’s delight when Leterrier carved out a substantial amount of time from his busy “week of release” schedule to chat about all things Hulk. The banter was fun, his spirits high, and his revelations were… spoilerific! What follows is a no-holds-barred, completely open conversation on the recreation of the Green Goliath’s movie universe and a candid exploration as to where the franchise can go in subsequent sequels. PLEASE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Click on the link below to read the interview (beware spoilers):