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‘Super’ and ‘Slither’ Director James Gunn In Talks For Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’
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Among all of the reboots and sequels involving superhero properties being made these days, Marvel recently announced a brand new title based on the comic series Guardians of the Galaxy (with Ant Man also expected to be made official soon).

Not wasting any time, Marvel Studios seem to have found their director of choice for the project, James Gunn. According to sources, Gunn has entered into negotiations to helm the movie, which is currently set for release on August 1, 2014.

Gunn is best known for outstanding horror-comedy Slither, which starred Nathan Fillion as a small town sheriff dealing with a bit of an angry killer alien slug problem, and the brutally funny Super, which starred Rainn Wilson as a normal everyday guy who decides to become a homemade superhero. Gunn is also known for PG Porn, and is a well-established writer as well, penning the above mentioned titles, Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake, and the video game Lollipop Chainsaw.

Marvel was drawn to Gunn for his undeniable skill at fusing good comedy with action and horror, quite similarly to the great Joss Whedon, who just delivered the studio one of the biggest movies of all time in The Avengers.

Not much is known about the movie, but it is said to follow a U.S. pilot who finds himself in the middle of a massive galactic conflict and has to join up with a group of futuristic ex-cons who are in possession of something that everyone wants to get their hands on.

Chris McCoy is currently rewriting a script first penned by Nicole Perlman. The script not currently being written by Gunn makes me a little nervous. He’s the kind of director that’s that much better when working from his own material; having to direct from someone else’s script could be risky.

What do you think of James Gunn directing Guardians of the Galaxy?

[Source: Heat Vision]

4 Comments »

  1. Trust James Gunn. He’s not been homogenized by Hollywood yet. He’s just the kind of guy who could handle the odd ad hoc group that the Guardians are.

    Comment by Dave3 — August 19, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

  2. I don’t know that he’s deserving of our trust yet. Outside of Slither, his name is attached to some pretty rotten movies. I don’t know that his brand of humor is appropriate for this project. Hope I’m wrong.

    Comment by Ratrider — August 20, 2012 @ 10:02 am

  3. He’s directed two films, Slither and Super, both of which were phenomenal. I trust him.

    Comment by Dave3 — August 21, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

  4. […] a long time James Gunn has been in talks to direct Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel. Joss Whedon didn’t help calm down swirling rumors […]

    Pingback by James Gunn Confirms That He Is Directing ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ « Revenant Media — September 19, 2012 @ 11:48 am

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