Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Leonard Nimoy Dies
Beloved Star Trek actor was 83
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero show
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and Thor
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
First look at Tom Hooper's new period drama
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct
Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow
He could flap in to replace Luke Evans
First Trailer For The Lady In The Van
Alan Bennett has a visitor
Sam Mendes Talks Spectre
Skyfall's director on why he returned to the Bond franchise
Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
Christopher Cosmos hired to write new screenplay
Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By
Starring with Christian Bale
Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
Marc Forster's new psychological drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 December 2014
James Gunn Talks More about Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
'It's just about walking forward in an elegant manner'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
31 May 2017
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Super (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Slither
Empire Star Rating
Scooby-Doo Too: Monsters Unleashed
Empire Star Rating
Scooby-Doo
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

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

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

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Expendables 2 Invades The US Box Office
ParaNorman haunts third
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

YAY!
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

Posted by VwikusM at 20:30 on 19 August 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)