James Gunn Confirmed to Re-Write and Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’!

The ‘Slither’ and ‘Super’ director makes his official statement in regards to taking on this sci-fi epic for Marvel Studios.

James Gunn set to re-write and direct Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn set to re-write and direct Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that James Gunn will re-write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel Studios. The man is known for directing Slither and Super, as well as writing 2004's Dawn Of The Dead and both Scooby Doo theatrical features. He is also known for starting his career at the infamous Troma production company, and made his first foray into the world of superheroes with The Specials.

Here is James Gunn's official statement on Guardians of the Galaxy.

"For a month or so there's been a lot of Internet speculation about my involvement with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Until now I haven't said anything, because I'm trying to be less expulsive about this project than I am about the rest of my life. But last night I got the go-ahead from Kevin Feige to let you all know that, yes, indeed, I am rewriting and directing Guardians of the Galaxy. As a lifelong lover of Marvel comics, space epics, AND raccoons, this is the movie I've been waiting to make since I was nine years old. Kevin Feige, Joss Whedon, and all the folks at Marvel have been amazing collaborators so far, and we're committed to bringing you something majestic, beautiful, and unique. I am incredibly excited. I am also incredibly grateful to the fans and the press for all their words of encouragement and support regarding my involvement with this project since the news first leaked. Thanks - you have, honestly, touched and overwhelmed me. And that's it for now. Other than the occasional photos of my dog and cat here on Facebook, I'll talk to you again in August 2014 when Guardians of the Galaxy is released!

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

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  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Meh, don't trust him enough but whatever

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  2. Sean

    @instead8909 Oh, i see. Good point.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. WongFu

    @themoviefanatic I see and understand why your worried, but he might surprise us.
    I find with any director or writer, there is this black box; half of it is excellent idea's the other half is bad story lines.
    We have to wait and see what happens

    James is nervous as hell, but as a professional he can't show it for fear that his fans and everyone else might hand him the film back and shout at him for ruining it. All directors have the same fear and they ask themselves will the masses enjoy it.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  4. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    I don't know much about James Gunn, but I'm sure he'll do good on this movie! :-)

    3 years agoby @redcameramanFlag

  5. Rudy

    Why is there a need for a rewrite?

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  6. Sean

    @instead8909 It says in the article above, that he's written 2004's Scooby-Doo movie, so that makes me a bit worried now for this Guardian of the Galaxy movie.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. skywise

    @bryanyentz He definatly has a unique style and I have been a fan since his Troma days but this is going to be huge and IMO Gunn is perfect for it. Cat wait to see more.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. Eddie584

    @bryanyentz yea thats true he does usually do hard R's huh? yea. like have you seen the unrated blue ray for scooby doo: monsters unleashed? thats some racy stuff.
    but yea ive got faith in this cuz i dont think marvel would have gone ahead with this project if they didnt have a good idea about where they wanted to take it. plus having joss whedon as a creative godfather is pretty awesome.

    3 years agoby @eddie584Flag

  9. Bryan Yentz

    Hahaha, I love this! I'm a fan of Gunn's and I'm looking forward to what he can do with this materail; might be a bit too constrained for his tastes (all of his previous efforts have been hard-R or unrated... But still... Really interesting news...

    3 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag


    Fine... but if you f*ck this up I will find you and kick you as hard as I f*cking can right in your balls... got it?

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  11. WongFu

    he's good, I really like his films

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Re-writes? Hmm...

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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