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 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Anthony Hopkins And Evan Rachel Wood Head To Westworld
Joining HBO and Jonah Nolan's killer robot pilot
New The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Still
Look to the skies!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
07 July 2014
Exclusive Guardians Of The Galaxy Stills
Galaxies will be guardianed (or something)
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Guardians Of The Galaxy
31 July 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Super (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Slither
Empire Star Rating
Scooby-Doo Too: Monsters Unleashed
Empire Star Rating
Scooby-Doo
Empire Star Rating
Tromeo And Juliet
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

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Keith Carradine On Keith Carradine
'Television is really the place to go if you want to do anything of substance now.'

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

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 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! 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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)