|Posted by Christina Cooper on September 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM|
Although many have speculated, Marvel has now officially confirmed that James Gunn is currently writing the script for Guardians of the Galaxy. He released a statement on his facebook page and stated that he'd be radio silent for the next 12 months while he wrote/made Guardians of the Galaxy. Here's Gunn's statement:
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!
Marvel hiring James Gunn is another great example of them choosing incredible people to write and direct their projects. Joss Whedon is a huge fan of Jame Gunn's and spoke about James being involved with Guardians before Marvel confirmed it. Marvel has proven that they can make incredible movies and have thus far, chosen the right individuals to put in charge. Choosing Joss Whedon to direct Avengers may have seemed like a no-brainer to some, but before Avengers became the number 2 biggest movie of all time, Joss Whedon had never found success at the box office.
Gunn, like Whedon, also suffered from lack of love at the box office. Marvel is showing that they trust people with vision and a undeniable love for comics, a love that their hoping will transfer to the big screen as well as Joss Whedon's Avengers.
What do you think of James Gunn as the director/writer of Guardians of the Galaxy? How excited are you for the movie?!