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James Gunn Denies Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Casting Rumors; Still Hope For Nathan Fillion?

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Sun, 12/23/2012 - 16:09

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4839:]]In my little Guardians of the Galaxy movie fantasy world - and one exists - James Gunn would be the kind of director to tell the various execs at Marvel Studios to stuff it when it comes to their thoughts how the movie should go.

In my little fantasy world, when the Marvel Execs say to make Star-Lord and company resemble the new Steve McNiven Guardians of the Galaxy comic book look, Gunn would tell them to stick it where the sun don't shine, and that he is going with the DnA look of the Guardians.

And when the same Marvel Execs say they want a younger Star-Lord also resembling the look of the McNiven cover, he tells them to stuff it once again, that he is going with his friend and fan-favorite choice to play Peter Quill, Nathan Fillion.

But that's just in my little GoTG fantasy world.

Recently, casting rumors for the movie saw nine names mentioned, with the latest being Zachary Levi from Thor 2 as well as Jim Sturgess in contention (in my little fantasy world, Levi, would be a big negative).

But regarding the rumors, and something we've heard from Gunn before, Gunn has taken to his Twitter account to squash them.

Almost everything in the Variety article on the Guardians of the Galaxy casting (and the following articles based on it) was/is inaccurate.

Of course we don't know if Gunn is just playing games with us, but it seems as if the Marvel PR team has finally gotten to Gunn, as the tweet has been seemingly deleted.

Recently, Gunn also let it be known that he spoke to NASA about the use of science in movies as well.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release date and is directed by James Gunn.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy movie hub for news, images and more.