James Gunn Facebook QnA On Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, Star Wars & More
Below you can check out some of Gunn's answers which range from topics including Guardians of the Galaxy, a sequel to Slither and Super, directing Star Wars or Star Trek, directing Avengers 3, favorite comic characters and lots more.
James Gunn is currently busy writing Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which has a May 5, 2017 release.
Question: I don't know if it's already been asked, but who would be your ideal actress for the role of Captain Marvel? (Dream Casting, I don't want to intrude on the secrecy of Marvel.)
James Gunn: Paula Poundstone. I don't know. I don't think about casting movie characters who aren't in my movies. Here's the thing - a character takes on a lot of new attributes in a script, so I don't think anyone but the filmmakers know who would be the ideal actress or actor for any role. I remember everyone sending me casting ideas for Rocket and I was, like, you guys, he's a somewhat different in my movie than he's been in the comics. He has a very particular way of speaking, so you don't really know who the best casting is.
Without spoling anything what would you say is the prevailing theme of Guardians 2?
SIT IN THE CORNER.
Was the decision to put Howard the Duck in Guardians a personal decision or will we be seeing more Howard across the Marvel cinematic universe?
It was a personal decision.
Mr gunn wud u want al Pacino in GOTG 2..
Only if we had the right role for him.
Hey James... any plans to visit England soon?
Would you be interested in directing the next Star Trek movie if you were approached and are you a Star Trek fan?
I like Star Trek, but I would definitely not be interested in directing a Star Trek movie.
Do you think movie theaters will continue to evolve and improve or will home theater/streaming take over?
Both. The movie going experience is becoming more centralized around spectacle films and lower-budgeted, more independent films, are being relegated to home theater (and eaten up by quality TV).
Will you PLEASE write & direct the Toxic Avenger movie I've always dreamt of? Consider it
Sorry, but no [sad face]
Do you read Hickman's fantastic four? If so what is your view on it?
Yes. I like almost everything Hickman does.
James, about how many questions per day do you get regarding Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and your favorite hero being involved?
Anymore video game stuff lined up??
No, too busy with movies right now
Vin Diesel recorded the "I am Groot" line in five different languages. Which one, besides English, is your favorite out of them?
What is your favorite tv show right now?
Black Sails, Better Call Saul - cannot wait for Game of Thrones!!!
I heard that Livin' Thing by ELO was almost a part of the Awesome Mix Vol 1 but got cut. Is it likely to show up in GOTG2? Any other bands/songs you'd (ideally) want for it that you can reveal at this point?
I consider this part of the plot of GotG2.
What Marvel or DC movies are you most excited to see, aside from GOTG?
Do you u currently read comics and if so, whats ur favorite ongoing series?
Did marvel choose Howard the duck or did you?
Hi James. Who were your favourite writers/books as a kid?
Are you interested in directing either or both Avengers: Infinity War movies?
b) Can I come live with you?
Nope and nope.
Also, are you able to confirm or deny that Loki's scepter is an Infinity Stone?
Is there going to be a meet between GotG and the Avengers?
Perhaps someday at some point in time, perhaps not.
Also, I dunno if you've answered this one before or even if you'd want to, but what's with the shot of Gamora with her bare back in the Guardians trailer(s)? Is this a deleted scene or something you shot just for the ads?
I mean no offense, I'm just trying to understand how these things work.
It was a deleted scene. It happened during the Livin Thing montage. Quill caught her getting dressed and gave her a smarmy look and she sneered and closed the door on him.
Do you think Spider-Gwen will get a feature film??
I think that's extremely unlikely. But so was Groot being one of the most popular comics characters ever, so who knows.
Would you like to direct an horror/fantastic movie and present it to the BIFFF again ? We miss you here in Brussels.
How about Guardians 2?
Do you read comics? What's your go to series?
Yes, many. Over the years, Daredevil has probably been the most consistently good.
What marvel movie are you most excited for this year?
I think people are going to be really surprised by Ant Man. But I've already seen AoU.
Any chance of another Slither style horror movie?
So are there any other actors from Tromeo and Juliet you plan to have in any future projects?
Next non marvel project?
Producing a movie in a couple months. You'll hear more soon.
I read that your brother Sean did the stood-in for Thanos during Guardians with Josh Brolin doing the voice/motion capture... was it too much makeup/wardrobe for a single human being or Brolin couldn't make it into the set?
Sean just read the lines of Thanos when we shot it, that's all. We didn't motion reference him like we did with Rocket. I don't think Josh was even hired yet.
If you could adapt any video game into a movie, which would you do, and why?
It would have been Hitman.
Have you read Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and how do you think the guardians would do againts Deadpool?
He'd be dead in four seconds.
Have you ever considered doing a sequel to Slither or Super?
Slither, yes, Super, not really.
What do you think of the character Squirrel Girl and do you think she could get her own show/cartoon/movie?
I love her so much. I'd love to do a Squirrel Girl movie.
Do you and Sean work together a lot ? In a dream world what would your next project with your brother be? I love you both!
We've made at least three movies and video game and a web series together. My next project with him will be GotG2.
If you could do ANY other comic book movie, what would you choose?
How long does it take for Groot to grow back? Lol
You'll find out.
How much of the soundtrack for Guardians did you choose and do you wanna give us a song from part 2?
I chose every single song solely, with no input from anyone else, and no.
What future Marvel movie are you most looking forward to?
I'm dying to see Ant-Man.
Will we see more of Nebula in GOTG 2?
WHAT DID I SAY UP TOP? Go sit in the corner.
Dream project or something you've always wanted to do, but aren't able to cause of rights or feasibility, ect?
How is it directing your brother? Does he try to get away with more?
Hell no, he's the easiest of all my actors to work with, the most professional and the most prepared. He earned the act of the other actors on Guardians and they all love him - just read all the great things Zoe and Dave has said about him.
whats your thoughts on Spider-man now in the MCU?
would you helm Avengers 3 if Joss didnt want to/couldn't?
It doesn't really interest me, no, and I think Joss has already publicly said that's not what he wants to do, yes?
Plus, how do you script? Like do you make it up as you go along? shuffle Index cards with plot details?