James Gunn Celebrates 8-Year Anniversary of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
It was a film that had quickly become one of the most important in the Marvel slate. With the third entry on the horizon, and set to conclude the franchise, director James Gunn celebrates the 8-year anniversary of Guardians of the Galaxy.
We have consistently said, that if you had to rank the various directors that have collaborated with Marvel Studios in terms of their undeniable impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you won’t go far before getting to the name of James Gunn.
He was vitally important for the MCU, both in how he crafted what showed up on the screen, and what was done behind the scenes; as it was the intangibles for Gunn in his process and execution at had a reverberating effect on how Marvel went about the creative process.
Not only did Gunn craft an exceptional film that is still among the best-received Marvel projects, but he set a precedent for the aesthetic and sense of humor that would exist in the cosmic realm of the entire Marvel Universe; coming back in projects like Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
It was a film that, to this day, is maybe the best origin film in the decade-plus years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and with last month’s San Diego Comic-Con bringing the third installment of the Guardians Franchise to the forefront, the film’s director took to Twitter to reminisce on his first MCU film.
What may not have been known to many fans is that the film is approaching its decade of existence, as director James Gunn celebrated the 8-year anniversary of Guardians of the Galaxy with some awesome behind-the-scenes images.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 opened exactly 8 years ago today (and my life changed forevermore). pic.twitter.com/QG6ngW152u
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 1, 2022
With the images that the director shared on his Twitter account, he included the caption, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vo. 1 opened exactly 8 years ago today (and my life changed forevermore).”
Gunn is undoubtedly one of the best directors that Marvel has worked with, and we cannot wait to see what he brings forth in the upcoming third film in the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy.