James Gunn is the director of Guardians of the Galaxy. Director James Gunn has been selected to helm Guardians of the Galaxy and do a re-write on the film as well. After watching Super, I can see some of that comedic tone being brought over to Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel Pictures as well as its more serious edge as well.
James Gunn’s official announcement about being the director of and re-writing 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, Joss, 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’ is released!”
We previously posted about the plot of the film from comicbook incarnation here: Guardians of the Galaxy: Plot Details, Second Marvel 2014 Film. From that point, “Nicole Perlman wrote the draft of Guardians that got it in motion, and then Chris McCoy did a rewrite. At that point we knew that the story followed a “U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.” Gunn’s rewrite isn’t likely to be a major one”.
For more Guardians of the Galaxy photos, videos, and information, visit our Guardians of the Galaxy Page. Guardians of the Galaxy will be released in US theaters through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on August 1, 2014.