By Daniel WolfEditor-in-Chief
Director James Gunn is signed on to helm Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy movie when its releases in August 2014. But the combo of having a rather unknown, like Gunn, to take on what many say is Marvel's riskiest movie project to date, has some worried about the film.
Not worried is Marvel cinematic universe guru/consult/writer/director Joss Whedon who is confident about Gunn taking on this project, in a recent interview with MTV News.
“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. 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. And [he directed] 'Super.' Gunn has barely started, but already 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!”
Having a talking raccoon and an alien "tree-thingy" will definitely test this film but if Whedon seems good with its development so far, then maybe we should all have a bit more confidence in it too.
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