Joss Whedon Gives Thumbs Up To James Gunn As Director For Guardians Of The Galaxy
Joss Whedon has told MTV that he was sceptical about the idea of Marvel making a Guardians Of The Galaxy film until he heard who they were hiring as director – James Gunn (Slither, Super).
“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],” said Whedon. “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.”
Whedon added that Gunn has only just started work on the script. “He 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. 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!”
The movie Guardians will comprise Star-Lord, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora and the worldwide release date is currently pencilled in as 1 August 2014.