James Gunn Sees & Raves About “Civil War”

Though “Captain America: Civil War” isn’t slated to hit cinemas until May, a rough cut of the film currently exists and “Guardians of the Galaxy” filmmaker James Gunn recently saw it.

In a recent fan Q&A on his Facebook page, the helmer gushed about the film, raving about the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed third film in the series and the first movie that’s a part of Marvel’s Phase Three efforts:

“I saw Civil War and I think it’s incredible. It’s one of the best Marvel movies ever, and I can’t believe what a wonderful job the Russo brothers did. And the cast. Oh my God, they’re so good. So it’s an amazing film and people are going to be really excited to see that come summertime.”

He also had nothing but nice things to say about Holland’s “Spider-Man”:

“I’m trying to think about what is cool to say or not. But I will say this one thing. Tom Holland is […] off-the-charts awesome. Off. The. Charts. Awesome. Off the charts. Truly. Hand to my heart, he’s amazing.”

Gunn also spoke briefly about his own Marvel movie, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” which begins shooting in February. Gunn confirmed recent comments by Marvel’s Kevin Feige that Thanos isn’t really a part of the new film, and in fact it sounds like it will be even less connected to the rest of the ‘Avengers’ films than the first:

“Guardians is more about the Guardians universe. And although we’re connected to the rest of the universe, and of course there’s always a chance therefore of the Guardians interacting with the rest of the universe, that’s not what this is. This movie isn’t about leading up to that. This is about its own story, it’s about the mythology of the Guardians themselves.”

Asked about which new characters from the comics might appear, he says: “You’ll have to wait to see who’s in the next Guardians movie. I’m not giving any answers. We have a few new characters. But not too many.”