Marvel you crazy bastards. Joss Whedon directing the Avengers, that seemed like a pipe dream. Then they made it reality. A billion dollar reality. That was a gamble that paid off. Hiring James Gunn to direct what is to be you’re big space epic, that includes a talking raccoon that shots guns, well that’s just ballsy!
After weeks of talk, James Gunn, director of Slither and Super and the writer of Scooby Doo and Dawn of the Dead, confirmed via his Facebook he is indeed making Marvel’s 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.
Let’s back up for a second. James Gunn, a student of Troma, who made two incredibly bat shit yet awesome films that contain the following:
Nathan Fillion dressed as Christian Superhero
Bat shit insane Ellen Page
This man is giving us the intergalactic tale of a band of characters that may or may not including a sentient tree. I’m sold! I applaud Marvel in their picks for their second tier films. The guys from Community making Captain America. One of the directors of Game of Thrones giving us Thor, now James Gunn giving us Marvel’s equivalent of Star Wars.