blurb

Latest Movie News Headlines

Joss Whedon believes in James Gunn's "twisted" vision of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Sep. 10, 2012by:

While promoting his new film, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Joss Whedon discussed his thoughts on James Gunn's vision for the upcoming Marvel Phase Two film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. I wasn't entirely positive that Gunn was directing until now, although it seemed a foregone conclusion after they announced his name in the running. Whedon seems assured in the director as he has nothing but good things to say about his work on the project.

Check out the clip (and the transcript) below:

"James is what makes me think it will work. 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].' 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," said Whedon.

"This is the guy who wrote THE SPECIALS. People don't understand how influential that movie was about heroes, about taking heroes and making them mundane," Whedon added. "And [he directed] SUPER."

Gunn has "barely started" on the script, but Whedon is confident in the director's vision. "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," said Whedon. "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!"

As an avid Marvelite, I'm still behind the curve on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, but I'm currently catching up with the trades. It's really fun, cheeky stuff with a heavy dose of sci-fi craziness, which makes me as confident in Gunn as Whedon is to helm the the project. It's going to take someone who can grasp the weirdness of it all, yet make it believable enough to fit within the Marvel cinematic universe.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is slated to invade theaters on August 1, 2014.

BONUS: Here's the trailer for Gunn's THE SPECIALS. A low-budget comedy along the lines of MYSTERY MEN, which came long before the superhero movie boom. Interesting. Underrated. Totally fun.

Extra Tidbit: If you haven't already, be sure to check out James Gunn's Super. It's nothing like what you'd expect. It was a much darker version of Kick Ass to me. Take a look and decide for yourself.
Source: MTV

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+2
12:24AM on 09/11/2012

Neeeeeeat.

I'm getting more and more excited for this movie. I think its going to surprise the shit out of everyone.
I'm getting more and more excited for this movie. I think its going to surprise the shit out of everyone.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:13PM on 09/10/2012
I don't understand why everyone is hating on this movie without seeing some clips or some photos or reading a full synopsis. Here's how I see it, Marvel has made a lot of movies, and almost all of them have been hits. Have a little faith people.
I don't understand why everyone is hating on this movie without seeing some clips or some photos or reading a full synopsis. Here's how I see it, Marvel has made a lot of movies, and almost all of them have been hits. Have a little faith people.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:44PM on 09/10/2012
Rocket Raccoon is a problem but having Treebeard show up is fine?
Rocket Raccoon is a problem but having Treebeard show up is fine?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-5
6:06PM on 09/10/2012

I'd be SO down for this movie

but I just can't get over the walking, talking raccoon. It just doesn't fit in the MCU. I mean they might as well have Ruffalo's Hulk team up with Simba from the Lion King in the next Hulk solo movie.
but I just can't get over the walking, talking raccoon. It just doesn't fit in the MCU. I mean they might as well have Ruffalo's Hulk team up with Simba from the Lion King in the next Hulk solo movie.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:04PM on 09/10/2012

TWISTED...

Oh it will be. Did you ever see SUPER LMFAOOO> Does anybody remember the ellen page scene. Ya yup. SO I'm guessing this'll be R but made PG-13 with a blu-ray directors cut. Plus gunn also wrote Dawn Of The Dead Remake :)
Oh it will be. Did you ever see SUPER LMFAOOO> Does anybody remember the ellen page scene. Ya yup. SO I'm guessing this'll be R but made PG-13 with a blu-ray directors cut. Plus gunn also wrote Dawn Of The Dead Remake :)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:16PM on 09/10/2012
that was a cool scene...
that was a cool scene...
-1
2:46PM on 09/10/2012
I love Marvel but I have to admit, I'm a bit hesitant on this working out. I can get behind a thunder god, frozen super soldier thawed out after 70 years, green rage monster after a radiation accident. Heck, I can even get behind an alien invasion headed by the god of mischief. I just can't sit there and see a talking racoon and talking tree on screen and expect to believe I'm in that world. I really hope it works out though.
I love Marvel but I have to admit, I'm a bit hesitant on this working out. I can get behind a thunder god, frozen super soldier thawed out after 70 years, green rage monster after a radiation accident. Heck, I can even get behind an alien invasion headed by the god of mischief. I just can't sit there and see a talking racoon and talking tree on screen and expect to believe I'm in that world. I really hope it works out though.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:32PM on 09/10/2012
Don't you worry yourself my friend. They will find a way.
Don't you worry yourself my friend. They will find a way.
1:27PM on 09/10/2012
I love "The Specials"! "Super" & "Slither" were awesome! I am stoked.
I love "The Specials"! "Super" & "Slither" were awesome! I am stoked.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
1:21PM on 09/10/2012
Im just waiting for a trailer. I am intrigued on how this will work.
Im just waiting for a trailer. I am intrigued on how this will work.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:51PM on 09/10/2012

We shall see

I think Gunn is a good director and have enjoyed his films (especially Super) but the scale of this might be out of his league. Only time and a trailer will tell.
I think Gunn is a good director and have enjoyed his films (especially Super) but the scale of this might be out of his league. Only time and a trailer will tell.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:35PM on 09/10/2012

I just can't get into it...

GotG looks way too bizarre for my tastes. And I consider myself a big Marvel fan. Although hearing James Gunn attached to it makes me feel better. I know it won't suck. I just...I dunno...I gotta see a trailer first.
GotG looks way too bizarre for my tastes. And I consider myself a big Marvel fan. Although hearing James Gunn attached to it makes me feel better. I know it won't suck. I just...I dunno...I gotta see a trailer first.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!