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Exclusive: James Gunn Says 'Planet Hulk'/'Guardians of the Galaxy' Rumors Are "A Bunch Of Complete Bullsh*t"

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 21, 2014 9:05 AM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn
Last year, Latino-Review reported that the "Planet Hulk" comic book storyline would soon be stomping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (In the comic book, the Hulk is banished from Earth and winds up on a fearsome world, following a "Conan"-style trajectory from gladiatorial warrior to ruler of the planet.) The rumors were debunked, but late last month, Hitfix teased a potential "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel that would also feature "Planet Hulk"-style story elements (head to that site for the full, potentially spoilery details). Well, we recently spoke to "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer/director James Gunn, and he set the record straight on both counts.

Don’t Believe The Hype: James Gunn Says ‘Ant-Man’ Directing Rumors Are Bullsh*t

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2014 1:35 PM
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So if you believed the morning rumors, which honestly smelled a little bit more like horseshit than usual, James Gunn, director of Marvel’s “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” was going to take over “Ant-Man” from the now departed Edgar Wright. Hey, Gunn was understanding of the problems between mom and dad, and hell, his Marvel movie was to 2014 what Wright’s “Ant-Man” was to 2015—a risk. Presumably Gunn’s done a great job of blending wacky comedy and “risk” along with the narrative foundations of what Marvel needs and expects for their tentpoles, so he’d make a good choice, right?

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Weighs In On The Edgar Wright/Marvel/’Ant-Man’ Divorce

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 26, 2014 2:05 PM
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If the Edgar Wright and Marvel split over “Ant-Man” is actually less amicable than originally suggested, maybe it is more akin to a “divorce” as fans have been putting it? After all, Wright developed the project for Marvel for eight years only to walk away late last week allegedly after a script rewrite that Wright agreed to, but didn’t love.

SXSW: James Gunn & Rainn Wilson Talk The Dark, Twisted Comedy Of 'Super'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 14, 2011 2:13 AM
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In James Gunn’s “Super” (review here), Rainn Wilson plays a mild-mannered man who reacts to the “evil” in the world by donning a superhero costume and fighting crime. Of course, it’s never that simple when you’re dealing with Gunn and Wilson. As deranged as Gunn’s previous films have been (particularly his early roots at Troma), Wilson is an equally unpredictable mind, crafting an onscreen persona that continually subverts expectations.

SXSW Review: James Gunn's 'Super' With Rainn Wilson & Ellen Page Is Twisted, But Uneven

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 13, 2011 6:41 AM
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“Shut up, Crime!” bellows Rainn Wilson in “Super.” Such a random demand is highlighted by the outsized appearance of the speaker, clad in thick red fabrics, stocky and pear-shaped within a makeshift superhero costume. It serves as a power fantasy for him, a power fantasy for us. As seen through the eyes of writer-director James Gunn, a man of notably questionable taste, this is no ordinary fantasy.

New Poster For James Gunn's 'Super'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 25, 2011 6:43 AM
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James Gunn‘s superhero parody, the appropriately titled “Super,” premiered last year at TIFF where it received some strong reviews and landed a distribution deal with IFC. We missed it at the fest but we've liked what we've seen so far and it looks like the first film in a while that will nail a very tricky genre. With its SXSW bow just around the corner, Gunn has debuted a new poster on his site in the style of the folded-up flyers its hero puts up around town.

New Look At James Gunn's 'Super,' Film Hits Theaters On April 1, 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 29, 2010 10:39 AM
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April Fools Day just got a kick in the teeth.

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