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James Gunn Confirmed to Rewrite, Direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

By: Derrick Deane on September 18, 2012 at 11:17AM Comments (13)

Not that this is much a surprise, considering Joss Whedon gave his approval last week, but James Gunn has officially been confirmed as the writer and director for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. The Super director released the following statement this morning 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!"

Hopefully we'll hear from Gunn before August 2014, when the film hits theaters. Perhaps early footage at next year's Comic-Con?

The previous script was written by Chris McCoy and Nicole Periman featuring a Guardians team that includes Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Gamora and the ever awesome Rocket Raccoon.

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1, 2014 and will presumably lead into Avengers 2, the following summer.

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  • Sep 19th 2012 5:21PM

    Javajive  said...

    First time hearing of these MARVEL Galactic brunch...'I like that Raccoon w/the gun. It's almost bigger then him. Interesting/look forward to seeing it and I like the title "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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  • Sep 19th 2012 8:15PM

    fandad1960  said...

    First time hearing of these guys too but can't wait

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  • Sep 18th 2012 7:48PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    It would be awesome too see Thanos in it!

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  • Sep 18th 2012 7:41PM

    NassaDane  said...

    Yes! Perfect. This is sounding like the best marvel movie yet. Gunn is going to rock. This and Ant-man are the biggest things and I can't wait.

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  • Sep 18th 2012 9:53PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Can't wait to hear more about it

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  • Sep 18th 2012 6:03PM

     said...

    man, i HATE Rocket Racoon

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  • Sep 18th 2012 8:22PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Why? He is one of the best member in the comics?

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  • Sep 18th 2012 4:01PM

    HoodCritic1  said...

    It may the next "John Carter" but it does contribute something to "The Avengers" legacy.

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  • Sep 18th 2012 4:12PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I chose to avoid John Carter but atleast I enjoyed the Avengers

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  • Sep 18th 2012 7:47PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Yeah, John Carter wasn't good.

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  • Sep 18th 2012 3:52PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I'm anxious to find out about it more Can't wait

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  • Sep 18th 2012 3:42PM

    mattfan12059  said...

    Im still a little bit confused about it, but I will see it!

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  • Sep 18th 2012 7:49PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Me too

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