Even as more and more encouraging word begins to come out about Marvel’s upcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ project, I still don’t know what to make of it at all. It could be amazing, terrible, or both. The one thing that I do know is that the studio continues to be on the lookout for unique directorial choices. This time, The Hollywood Reporter is writing here that Marvel has zeroed in on cult filmmaker James Gunn as their top choice, though they still have both Peyton Reed as well as the duo of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck in mind as well. Gunn is an inspired choice in my eyes, though Boden/Fleck are one of my favorites these days, so I applaud their inclusion, even if this is hardly their type of flick. After the jump you can see more, but it appears more likely that Gunn will sign on than anyone else. You can find out more below, but stay tuned to learn much more about this property…
Here’s what the article said about James Gunn and company:
After a lengthy search, sources say that Marvel executives now are talking exclusively with Gunn, whose previous credits include the genre films Slither and Super. The studio is said not to have ruled out others in the running — Peyton Reed (Bring It On, Yes Man) and Half Nelson helming team Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden were in the mix, according to sources — in case talks with Gunn’s reps do not lead to a deal.
Marvel is said to like Gunn’s sensibility and his ability to mix comedy elements with action and horror, a quality he shares with The Avengers director Joss Whedon, who, with his exclusive contract with Marvel, is now a major architect of the company’s expanding universe.
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