James Gunn to Direct Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy, one of Marvel's first films to usher in phase two of its cinematic universe, will be directed and rewritten by Slither and Super director and Dawn of the Dead remake writer James Gunn. "As a lifelong lover of Marvel comics, space epics, AND raccoons, this is the movie I’ve been waiting to make since I was nine years old," Gunn writes. More than a little reminiscent of Joss Whedon and his big Avengers break. Guardians is set for August 2014.