Marvel & James Gunn In Talks To Helm 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'
Reported by Outsiders - 01:35 AM 2012.08.19
Marvel Studios' are in talks with James Gunn's reps to work out a deal to have Gunn direct their upcoming space superhero saga Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel leaned toward Gunn because of his sensibility and his ability to mix comedy elements with action and horror. Even though Marvel executives decided on Gunn, they have not ruled out others in the running such as Peyton Reed, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.
The movie’s lineup will include 'Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos; Groot, a giant tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him.' The script is being rewritten by Chris McCoy from a previous draft by Nicole Perlman.