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View Poll Results: Who should direct?
Jon Favreau 22 27.50%
Louis Leterrier 9 11.25%
Kenneth Branagh 1 1.25%
Joe Jackson 0 0%
Neill Blomkamp 2 2.50%
Peter Jackson 3 3.75%
Steven Spielberg 1 1.25%
JJ Abrams 4 5.00%
Stephen Sommers 0 0%
James Cameron 7 8.75%
Bryan Singer 0 0%
Sam Raimi 1 1.25%
Ridley Scott 8 10.00%
Tony Scott 1 1.25%
Michael Bay 2 2.50%
McG 0 0%
James McTeigue 0 0%
The Wachowski Brothers 1 1.25%
David S Goyer 0 0%
Zack Snyder 1 1.25%
Brett Ratner 0 0%
David Fincher 1 1.25%
Luc Besson 1 1.25%
Matthew Vaughn 4 5.00%
Len Wiseman 0 0%
Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor 0 0%
Robert Rodriguez 0 0%
Quentin Tarantino 1 1.25%
Christopher Nolan 1 1.25%
Obama 5 6.25%
Other (Please Specify) 4 5.00%
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Forget the actors...Who should direct The Avengers?

I keep reading thread after thread after thread about "Actor X for Captain America", "Professional Wrestler Y for Thor", etc....that's all well and good but what REALLY matters is who is going to direct The Avengers? Who is capable of managing these four distinctly different characters in one coherent film?

Marvel has thus far done an OUTSTANDING job of finding the right director for each of their characters.

Iron Man- John Favreau had a history of making movies that were quirky, fun, intelligent, and highly relevant. Perfect fit for the Tony Stark/Iron Man character.

Hulk- Louis Letterier had a history of making wild and unrestrained action packed movies. What more could Hulk fans want after Ang Lee's snoozefest?

Thor- Kenneth Branagh is well known for his Shakespearean dialogue and sword and shield action epics. Again a perfect fit for the Thor character.

Captain America- Joe Johnston has a history of making good old fashioned American adventure movies. Is that not what Captain America is all about?

The real challenge for Marvel is going to be finding a director who is capable of somehow making a coherent narrative with these four completely unique characters. He will have to do this all while: maintaining an intriguing story, providing lots of action, staying true to the characters and their previous films, working with big name (and ego) actors, all the while not disappointing comic fans or casual fans alike.

Whomever this director is going to be sure has their work cut out for them! On top of that they have only 2 1/2 years to accomplish all of this!


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Old 01-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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JJ Abrams

I hate mentioning him because hes like suggesting Depp for a male comic character, Jolie for a female, and Hugo Weaving for a villain.

But between Lost, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible 3 I think he can handle a motley crew cast with an action packed storyline that is not just an empty brainless action flick.

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Steven Spielberg.
I'm surprised he didn't do Cap. I think Spielberg could do the job. Unless he's doing something.

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John Favreau would do an awesome job.

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:20 PM   #5
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I think Johnson should, but if Marvel keeps their current schedule, that probably wont happen.

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Steven Spielberg.
I'm surprised he didn't do Cap. I think Spielberg could do the job. Unless he's doing something.
I was thinking the same thing. I was shocked when I heard he didn't get it, just felt like Spielberg wouldve been perfect for Cap, though he hasn't done a superhero movie yet. Anyway, I'm hoping Ridley or Favreu get a chance at the Avengers.

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:25 PM   #7
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If the Ridley Scott meeting with Marvel rumor has any truth to it then that would certainly be an excellent choice for The Avengers. I mean he did Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. That's not a bad resume.

Another good suggestion would be John McTiernan. You would know him from Die Hard, 13th Warrior, The Hunt for Red October, and Predator.

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John Favreau, without a doubt

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Old 01-11-2009, 09:55 PM   #9
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Jon Favreau will be busy with Iron Man 2 - he won't have the time to direct it. He is Executive Producing this film.

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That'd work for me just as much, as long as they work close with him

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Old 01-11-2009, 10:15 PM   #11
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Someone with class... Who can tell intimate, ensemble cast stories but also has an eye for nice, iconic imagery and BIG shots, too... How about Sam Mendes?

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Uwe Boll................j/k

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Old 01-12-2009, 09:01 AM   #13
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It may be a left field choice, but I believe Jason Reitman colud handle this. He hasn´t done anything big budget yet, but neither had Favreau before he did Iron Man

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I'd like to see Favreau do it

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Nahh, It's gonna be Ridley Scott probably.

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Oh and btw Lobo, "kill" is spelled wrong on your location

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Yeah I noticed that awhile ago, decided to leave it though.

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Haha 'aight cool .

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Nahh, It's gonna be Ridley Scott probably.
And George Clooney will play Captain America...

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Then I guess Paris Hilton is Thor?

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the more I think about it the more I'm sold on Ridley directing and Favreau having being on as a producer. in those hands, with the actors we already have and the one's I'm sure we're going to be getting, I'm positive this movie is going to be nothing short of absolutely epic.

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I was thinking the same thing. I was shocked when I heard he didn't get it, just felt like Spielberg wouldve been perfect for Cap, though he hasn't done a superhero movie yet. Anyway, I'm hoping Ridley or Favreu get a chance at the Avengers.
I'm surprised to, I've read that as a kid he loved Batman & Superman comics.

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Well personally, I'd love to see Brad Bird do it, but that would never happen. I love Ridley Scott, but he seems like an odd fit for this kind of thing, not that I'd be complaining if he got the job. Spielberg definitely seems better suited to me, though. And I do think Favreau could do a great job too. In fact, of the "Marvel directors" we have so far, my vote would definitely go to Favreau.

Just to throw another name out there though, another talented guy, who's been working with terrible scripts lately but can be great with the right material, is Doug Liman. He proved very good with action in The Bourne Identity, and if Favreau were willing to write it, it could be a very nice little Swingers reunion. They were a great team, and he has the same laid-back, hipster cool style that Favreau has when it comes to character dynamics (if we can just forget Jumper ever existed) but has a bit more flair with action.

Oh, and another name for the mix: Martin Campbell. He's great with old-fashioned, fixed-camera, stunt-driven action sequences. But he definitely needs a good script to shine, too, so really, I'm just as concerned with who's writing The Avengers as who's directing it. I think it would be great if Theroux & Favreau would take scripting duties. That seems like a team made of win to me.

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JJ Abrams.

Star Trek is an ensemble piece with action on a huge scale.Exactly what the Avengers should be.

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why hasn't Spielberg done any superhero projects yet..

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