With Joss Whedon in Toronto talking up his low-budget indie “Much Ado About Nothing” side project, MTV got a chance to ask him about “Slither” and “The Specials” filmmaker James Gunn coming onboard Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” feature.
Whedon says Gunn has barely even started on the script, but his hiring is what made him think the project could come together, something he wasn’t sure of beforehand.
“James is what makes me think it will work. I myself was sort of like, ‘Well, I liked Rocket Raccoon as a kid, but I’m not sure how that plays [to a wider audience].’ He [Gunn] is so off the wall, and so crazy, but so smart, such a craftsman and he builds from heart.
He’s got a very twisted take on it, but it all comes from a real love for the material. 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!”