Good morning folks! I have some great news today, as a story I reported on a few weeks ago has officially been confirmed! Kevin Feige has given the go-ahead to James Gunn, director of Super and Slither, to both direct Marvel Studios’ upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy and to rewrite the script.
He had the following to say on his official 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!
As I’ve stated before when the rumour mill was churning, I think this is welcome news indeed. Once again Marvel has recruited a young director that not only has vision, he has a clear love for the source material and that, my friends, is a recipe for success. My excitement level for Phase II of the Marvel project is currently through the roof and set to keep climbing!
Last Updated: September 19, 2012