James Gunn To Direct Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY


By AMC Theatres September 18, 2012


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It's official. James Gunn has been confirmed to both write and direct "Guardians of the Galaxy" for Marvel Studios.

Gunn’s previous directorial endeavors include “Slither” and the superhero comedy “Super”.

The director posted the following statement on his Facebook page:

"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!"

"Guardians of the Galaxy”, which features “a team of superhuman and extraterrestrial adventurers dedicated to the safeguarding of the Milky Way Galaxy from any force that threatens the security or liberty of its various people” reportedly follows "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".

The film will include Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Racoon and Gamora.

Want to know more about "Guardians of the Galaxy"?

Take a look at our AMC Movie Talk breakdown of the comics, the lore and the potential for the film HERE.

Look for "Guardians of the Galaxy" in AMC Theatres on August 1, 2014.

Source: Coming Soon

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