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Joss Whedon: 'James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy is twisted'

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Joss Whedon has said that James Gunn's take on Guardians of the Galaxy is "very twisted".

The Avengers helmer has endorsed Marvel Studios' choice of the Super director for the film.

Celebrities at Comic-Con 2012: Joss Whedon

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James Gunn

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"James is what makes me think it will work," Whedon told MTV News. "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]'.

"And then they said, 'Well, we're thinking about using James Gunn'. And I said, 'Oh, then no, you're fine'. He is so off the wall, and so crazy, but so smart, such a craftsman and he builds from his heart. He loves the raccoon. Needs the raccoon.

"This is the guy who wrote The Specials. People don't understand how influential that movie was about heroes, about taking heroes and making them mundane. And [he directed] Super."

Guardians of the Galaxy movie concept art

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Whedon said that, while Gunn has "barely started" on the script, he has a strong grasp of the material.

"He has a very twisted take on it, but it all comes from a real love for the material," he added. "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!"

Guardian of the Galaxy may spin out of the first Avengers film, with a role for Thanos, who appeared after the closing credits, expected for the Marvel Comics adaptation.

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