Guardians of the Galaxy is exactly why Marvel needs to take more risks…

Watching the brilliant Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday reminded me about Marvel spectacularly cocking up with Edgar Wright and his Ant-Man film.

Firstly, for GotG they got James Gunn who started off at Troma Films then made some gloriously fun B-movies like Slither & Super, even Joss Whedon loved this inspired idea. Throughout GotG it feels very much a James Gunn film with it’s off-beat and irreverent approach with a huge heart to a comic no-one knew much about thus Marvel were taking a huge risk and it paid off fantastically.

GotG has plenty of laughs, even some laugh out loud moments in particular Drax struggling to understand metaphors, Star-Lord using a prosthetic leg to break out of prison, the 70’s 80’s soundtrack and any scenes with Rocket.Ā GotG is easily the best-looking film of all with it’s rich attention to detail and a superb cast especially Chris Pratt, this generation’s Han Solo / Captain Mal.

If only Marvel stuck to Edgar Wright for the Ant-Man adaptation (his test footage for Ant-Man is amazing) based on the huge success of Guardians of The Galaxy but it seems Marvel were unsure whether GotG would be successful and probably why they got cold feet with Edgar Wright - huge mistake.

But nonetheless here’s to James Gunn, his creative team and his cast for putting together one of the riskiest, funniest, boldest and hugely-fun Marvel films to date.




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Two of my faithful on-set interpreters Mike & Bev giving me the ultimate access whilst directing Supersonic… #supersonic #diptych

Two of my faithful on-set interpreters Mike & Bev giving me the ultimate access whilst directing Supersonic… #supersonic #diptych

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