‘Slither’ and ‘Super’ Director for Marvel’s Guardians?
Posted by montoc1701 on August 18, 2012
James Gunn is a cool choice as far as I am concerned because he seems to have that Joss Whedon vibe going on and I quite liked his other films. Also Marvel have been spot on with their choices of directors of their films so I say this is good news.
Marvel is said to like Gunn’s sensibility and his ability to mix comedy elements with action and horror, a quality he shares with The Avengers director Joss Whedon, who, with his exclusive contract with Marvel, is now a major architect of the company’s expanding universe.
Galaxy is the first original title in Marvel’s “Phase 2″ of movies, which also includes Iron Man 3, sequels to Captain America and Thor, and Avengers 2.
While there have been several incarnations of the Guardians team in the comics over the years, the movie’s lineup will include Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in the Avengers final-scene tease); Groot, a giant tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him.
Earlier this week a logline made the rounds describing the plot as concerning “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.”
GS Reporter: Montoya