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James Gunn May Shoot Marvel's Guardians
He's in talks to direct

19 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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James Gunn May Shoot Marvel's Guardians

With roughly two years to go until it is unleashed on the world, Marvel Studios appears close to locking down a director for Guardians Of The Galaxy. And, in the company tradition of choosing non-obvious candidates, the front-runner appears to be Slither / Super’s James Gunn.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gunn is now the primary pick to call the shots, beating out the likes of Yes Man’s Peyton Reed and in an even more unlikely move, Half Nelson’s Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, though any of the list could get called up if Gunn doesn’t work out a deal.

Given the OTT nature of the Guardians – the team is, after all, made up of characters including the weapon-toting Rocket Raccoon and Thanos-obsessed green warrior Drax The Destroyer – Gunn seems to be an interesting choice to oversee the result, especially given his history with Troma.

Naturally, he’ll be guided by the likes of Marvel’s Kevin Feige and other members of its growing “Brain Trust”, including Joss Whedon. But we’re definitely intrigued to see what the man who made Super will do with a big budget and actual super heroes.

With Chris McCoy re-writing a script originated by Nicole Perlman, we figure Gunn – who wrote the two Scooby Doo movies (we’ll forgive him for that) and usually writes his films – will have some hefty input into the script if he makes a deal.

Guardians Of The Galaxy is currently set for an August, 2014 release. Gunn most recently worked on a segment of long-delayed comedy shorts anthology Movie 43.

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Bring on Groot + Rocket Racoon. "So Groot old buddy, old tree. Think we can rustle up a Plan B?" "Well.......I am Groot" More

Posted by danielthompson99 at 18:45 on 20 August 2012 | Report This Post

Shut up intergalactic crime! More

Posted by manufan at 22:09 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

Please please please please please please please please PLEASE! make this happen. Seriously. Please. Even more so if Gunn takes a pass at the script: his sense of humour coming out of Rocket Racoon's mouth? Hells. Yes. And as for Nathan FIllion's involvement. If he isn't ANT-MAN (which, if they go for the more recent Antman character Robert Kirkman wrote would be spectacular) then i'd put Fillion's name forward for the Star Lord role. More

Posted by clarkkent at 21:43 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

Gunn is batshit crazy enough to make Guardians work on film. And his previous with Fillion (and the fact that the Marvel Universe is now guided by Joss Whedon) suggests fanboys may finally have their wish realised: Nathan Fillion in the Marvel Universe. More

Posted by sweetladybrick at 20:47 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post

Very excited about this.
Hopefully Gunn will get Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker to appear. More

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