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'Super' Director James Gunn Is Marvel's Top Choice to Direct Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel is reportedly looking at the director of Slither and Super to handle their epic sci-fi film.

Things have been slowly moving forward on Guardians of the Galaxy.  A couple weeks back, Marvel hired a Black List writer to re-write the original screenplay and, just a few days ago, an official synopsis was released.  Now for the next step: hiring a director.  And according to The Hollywood Reporter, they've found their man in director James Gunn, previously of Super and Slither fame.

Apparently, the reason Marvel is gung ho on Gunn is his ability to combine comedy with strange, slightly off-kilter subject matter.  For an ambitious project such as Guardians, this was a must.  At this point, Marvel is certain Gunn will sign on but, if not, they have two other choices as well: Peyton Reed of Yes Man fame, and directing team Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden of Half-Nelson.  Yeah...let's hope Gunn gets the job.

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Well I personally hated Super, he is probably the most qualified of the group.  And apparently his first film, Slitheris pretty damn great.  Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be difficult to adapt, and will see if Gunn has what it takes to do it.  Just in case you forgot, here's the synopsis for the film:

"About a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants."

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1, 2014.

-Matthew

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