Marvel’s top choice to take on the studio newest and biggest projects, the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy
was James Gun
Today, Gunn has confirmed on his Facebook page
that he will direct the film, and he will also rewrite Chris McCoy
and Nicole Perlman
Here’s what he had to say:
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, which is currently set for release August 1st, 2014, follows the team of intergalactic defenders features the characters StarLord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos; Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him and Groot, a giant tree-man.