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James Gunn Recommends & Loves DnA's Guardians of the Galaxy; More Updates

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 23:42

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:7464:]]James Gunn posted a few updates on the Guardians of the Galaxy movie over on his Facebook.

We previously saw Gunn in an image with Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (right), as the two writers of the 2008 Marvel comic book of the same name recently visited the set in London.

Gunn also posted an image of their Star-Lord as well, perhaps using it as a reference for the movie.

While the new writer on the series, Brian Michael Bendis, brags about how many issues the new series is selling due to 21 variant covers and an A-List artist that recently left, James Gunn recommends to a fan to read Abnett and Lanning's run.

"I love the Dan Abnett Andy Lanning series-es. Check 'em out," Gunn told the fan.

Gunn also comments on the new concept art (below) and the confirmations of the cast.

New Guardians of the Galaxy concept art dropped today on EW, along with news about Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, & Dave Bautista (Batista). I couldn't be more pleased that Marvel has stood with me in choosing the best actor for every role rather than go with the typical obvious studio choices. They're a ballsy studio and I'm lucky to be there.

Gunn continues with mention of Chris Pratt and how thrilled he is with Marvel Studios.

Chris Pratt auditioned against A-list big-time movie stars for the most desired role around and Marvel was ballsy enough to back me when I wanted to hire him. I'll love them forever for going with me on that. No other studio in the world would have ever taken that risk. Nor would any other studio in the world ever have hired me (or Joss Whedon, etc) to do this type of film. Same with the others. Anyone who has followed me for a while knows I either speak my mind or shut the fuck up. I never say I love something if I don't.

And, to be completely frank, I've been way more pressured to cast "names" on nearly every independent film I've ever done.

Another update on Chris Pratt, who was jacked for Zero Dark Thirty:

Just saw Chris. He's in amazing shape NOW.

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release.

For news, images and more head on over to the Cosmic Book News Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Hub.


Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.