Previously news leaked that James Gunn (director of Super) was to helm Marvel Studio’s second foray into the cosmic part of the Marvel Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy. Speaking with MTV News in promotion of his new indie flick Much Ado about Nothing, Joss Whedon (director of The Avengers) confirmed that Gunn will be directing the movie, and referred to his take on the movie as “twisted.” Read his comments below:
“James is what makes me think it will work. I myself was sort of like, ‘Well, I liked Rocket Raccoon as a kid, but I’m not sure how that plays [to a wider audience].’ And then they said, ‘Well, we’re thinking about using James Gunn.’ And I said, ‘Oh, then no, you’re fine.’ He is so off the wall, and so crazy, but so smart, such a craftsman and he builds from his heart. He loves the raccoon. Needs the raccoon. This is the guy who wrote ‘The Specials.’ People don’t understand how influential that movie was about heroes, about taking heroes and making them mundane. And [he directed] ‘Super.’ Gunn has barely started, but already has a very twisted take on it, but it all comes from a real love for the material. It’s going to be hard for the humans to keep up,” said Whedon. “I know he’s going to come from left field and I’m going to go, ‘What?’ And then, ‘Of course, why didn’t I think of that?’ And then I’m going to beat him!”
I think Gunn will do great with Guardians of the Galaxy, but I have to see more stuff from the movie first (concept art, footage, plot details). And if Joss is in, then I am too. Are you? Share your thoughts below.