With Joss Whedon currently at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival promoting his Shakespeare adaptation Much Ado About Nothing, the writer-director took some time out to speak to the superhero-happy folks over at MTV, who dove right in and asked him for an update on Guardians of the Galaxy. Last we heard James Gunn (Super) was in discussions to direct, but now it seems like that's a done deal, with Whedon noting that Gunn just started work on the script, which we imagine he'll be rewriting with notes from Whedon and the Marvel crew.
Whedon tells MTV that while he wasn't sure how Guardians of the Galaxy would work at first, he's completely confident in Gunn as a filmmaker and writer, teasing that he has a "very twisted take" on Guardians, adding that "it all comes from a real love for the material." Whedon says, "It's going to be hard for the humans to keep up. I know he's going to come from left field and I'm going to go, 'What?' And then, 'Of course, why didn't I think of that?' And then I'm going to beat him!”
Guardians of the Galaxy is set to hit theaters on August 1, 2014, and it follows a futuristic team of superheroes (including a badass talking raccoon) who must protect the galaxy from a massive threat. For more, check out our complete beginner's guide to Guardians of the Galaxy, and watch the video below for all of Whedon's comments.
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