Hulk to be Avengers villain?
Earlier this year, Louis Leterrier said he saw The Incredible Hulk as a villain in The Avengers. And now the writers of Iron Man have pitched in and agreed.
I'm all for it. One of the few comic books I've read had Hulk as a villain and it worked.
Back in June The Incredible Hulk (Filmstalker review) director, Louis Leterrier, said he thought Hulk would make a good villain for The Avengers film. I remember writing about it back then, but can't find the post for the life of me. Iron Man (Filmstalker review) writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, agree and hope that's how it works out. They spoke to MTV Splashpage:
I hope ‘The Avengers’ embraces that. You don’t want like 10 super-badass good guys fighting together. Where’s the fun in that? Let’s break it off a little. Friends or colleagues who become enemies is always an interesting thing because you know it’s based on love and friendship and that’s always the worst thing to have turn bad — is someone you actually care about and someone you actually believe in.
Sounds like juicy stuff. And Leterrier says that he deliberately left the door open for it:
I left the door open for whoever’s going to direct ‘The Avengers’ with our last shot. Edward [Norton] and I, we consciously decided to make the last shot of the movie when he opens his eyes and he smirks at the camera. Is he enjoying it? Is he malicious? That’s what’s great about Edward. You don’t know if he’s a good guy or bad guy. He’s always on this edge and we’ve been sort of surfing that edge, that very thin edge during the entire movie.
With Tony Stark meeting General Ross in The Incredible Hulk, Fergus says they should keep it going.
I personally like when good-guy characters have to fight each other. Good guys going against good guys who both believe in an issue is way more interesting than a villain clearly into evil and I like when former friends become committed enemies
Of the few comic books I've read, one is The Ultimates. Which has The Incredible Hulk as a villain, I liked the dimension it gave it. Not just a cut and dry villain, that everyone knows is plain bad. I'd quite like The Avengers v The Incredible Hulk. What about you, should The Hulk be the bad guy? Or is there someone else you'd rather The Avengers came up against?