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James Gunn to Direct Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

'Slither' director announces involvement in live-action film

September 19, 2012 2:50 PM ET
James Gunn
James Gunn
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James Gunn announced on his Facebook page yesterday that he will direct Marvel's upcoming live-action film Guardians of the Galaxy.

"I am rewriting and directing Guardians of the Galaxy. As a lifelong lover of Marvel comics, space epics AND raccoons, this is the movie I’ve been waiting to make since I was nine years old. Kevin [Smith], Joss [Whedon] and all the folks at Marvel have been amazing collaborators so far, and we're committed to bringing you something majestic, beautiful and unique," Gunn wrote. "I am incredibly excited."

Gunn teased an August 2014 release for Guardians. He also visited superheroes in his last film, 2010's Super, and is best known for writing and directing the 2006 horror-comedy Slither.

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