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James Gunn confirms he’s writer/director of Guardians of the Galaxy

September 19th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Although Joss Whedon confirmed it last week (here), it has now come from the horse’s mouth that Guardians of the Galaxy will be handled by James Gunn.

Yes, Gunn has now confirmed that he will write and direct the latest movie in the Marvel movie canon, following the Avengers movies.

The team, who honestly we still can’t believe will be in the Avengers universe- be we LOVE that they will be, is made up of a gun-toting Raccoon called Rocket Racoon,a walking plant monster called Groot, Star-Lord, a former NASA astronaut turned galactic crimefighter, Drax the Destroyer and Gamora, an powerful alien who is the last of her species. We really hope the team ties in with the Thanos story that was introduced post-credits in the Avengers movie. So that would have them feature in Avengers 2… oh, this could get complicated.

Having directed Slither and Super, Gunn may be just the right combination of crazy and dark. If he gets Joss Whedon’s seal of approval then who are we to argue.

Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for August 1st 2014.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….