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    Default Marvel close to recruiting James Gunn to the "Guardians of the Galaxy"

    The director of "Slither" and "Super" is reportedly in talks with Marvel Studios to direct the 2014 feature film "about a U.S. pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict."


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    Usualy a better idea to pick directors who made successful movies.

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    I have not seen any James Gunn directed movies, but I have seen Dawn of the Dead (James Gunn penned). Dawn of the Dead was soooooo good! I'd be very, very curious to see what the GotG movie directed by Gunn will look like.
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    Strangely, I could see this working.

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    James Gunn is great.

    Slither is a fantastic flick, and I'm sure this will just continue to expand the ever growing "Cast Nathan Fillion as _______" campaign.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Usualy a better idea to pick directors who made successful movies.
    Like Joss Whedon?

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    He also wrote the 2000 superhero film “The Specials,” the “Scooby-Doo” film and its sequel, and the 2004 “Dawn of the Dead” remake.
    All hope I had for this film died when I read that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tar22 View Post
    James Gunn is great.

    Slither is a fantastic flick, and I'm sure this will just continue to expand the ever growing "Cast Nathan Fillion as _______" campaign.



    Like Joss Whedon?
    Joss Whedon wrote a successful TV show for like 8 years.
    James Gunn has directed 2 movies that when totaled made about 8 million dollars, Whedon did one that made 25 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazeKnight729 View Post
    All hope I had for this film died when I read that.
    Whatever man. I thought the Dawn of The Dead remake was good, better than the rest of the horror remakes. Howabout you see a trailer clip or production stills before you judge the movie on being doomed to fail
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    I saw one episode of his PG Porn series. I thought it was hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tar22 View Post
    James Gunn is great.

    Slither is a fantastic flick, and I'm sure this will just continue to expand the ever growing "Cast Nathan Fillion as _______" campaign.



    Like Joss Whedon?
    Exactly why I support this pick.
    Now on with the mandatory Cast Nathan Fillion as Star Lord campaign!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Usualy a better idea to pick directors who made successful movies.
    Like Joss Whedon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Joss Whedon wrote a successful TV show for like 8 years.
    James Gunn has directed 2 movies that when totaled made about 8 million dollars, Whedon did one that made 25 million.
    I was being facetious. I'm fully aware of both Whedon and Gunn's credentials (Although I'm pretty sure "Serenity" didn't earn 25 million).

    Point is, I think they're both great choices. Money isn't always what makes a "successful movie," and it seems Marvel Studios recognizes that.

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    I think all of the "Like Joss Whedon?" comments directed at the skeptics win.

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    Seriously. We've gone through this same conversation literally every single time Marvel's announced directors for each of their previous movies. And all have been commercially and largely critically successful so far, so at what point do we trust them to know what they're doing?

    Admittedly, Gunn is their most dubious choice yet, but at the same time, its pretty much unanimous that GOTG is going to be their most challenging movie to date, in terms of making a commercial success. So I mean, it seems kinda obvious to me that they're not going to trust their most ambitious solo film yet with someone without having pretty damn good reasons for thinking they can pull it off.
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    If fanboys want Nathan Fillion in the movie, y'all are gonna have to start a kickstarter campaign to buy his ass a treadmill. Because he's ballooned up quite a bit on Castle.
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