James Gunn will officially lead the intergalactic adventurers of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Back in July Marvel Studios officially announced plans to bring the intergalactic superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy to the big-screen.
Today, Dawn of the Dead (2004) screenwriter and Super (2010) director James Gunn has confirmed on his official Facebook page that he’ll both rewrite and direct the comic book adaptation for a August 1, 2014 release.
“For a month or so there’s been a lot of Internet speculation about my involvement with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Until now I haven’t said anything, because I’m trying to be less expulsive about this project than I am about the rest of my life. But last night I got the go-ahead from Kevin Feige to let you all know that, yes, indeed, 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, Joss, and all the folks at Marvel have been amazing collaborators so far, and we’re committed to bringing you something majestic, beautiful, and unique. I am incredibly excited. I am also incredibly grateful to the fans and the press for all their words of encouragement and support regarding my involvement with this project since the news first leaked. Thanks – you have, honestly, touched and overwhelmed me. And that’s it for now. Other than the occasional photos of my dog and cat here on Facebook, I’ll talk to you again in August 2014 when Guardians is released!”
In the film, Drax The Destroyer, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket Racoon and Gamora join forces to safeguard the Milky Way Galaxy from any force that threatens the security or liberty of its various people.