How involved will/should Joss Whedon be in the Guardians movie?

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  1. Joeyjojo72 Registered

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    Part of me almost wishes he would just write/direct it himself, even if he has to delegate more stuff on TA2. Thats probably not gonna happen, so what should be his duties on GotG? Co-writer? Executive Producer? 2nd Unit Director? More specific details like "Rocket Raccoon Wrangler"?
     
  2. KangConquers Purple Kang, Purple Kang

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    Script doctor/executive producer.
     
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    Thats the obvious scenario. But I wouldnt be shocked or even surprised if it changed.
     
  4. Chewy REDACTED

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    Bring in his best bro Drew Goddard to direct it

    But I would imagine all Rocky/Groot stuff will come straight from Joss
     
  5. KangConquers Purple Kang, Purple Kang

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    If Guardians wasn't being released less than a year before A2, I'd imagine his involvement would be greater, but as it stands, I imagine he'll just perform those duties.
     
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    Absolutely. I'm also going to go out on a limb and say he will have a pretty big say in casting too. Especially since Avengers 2 is shaping up to be a superhero bonanza (check out my sig for proof, lol). So he's going to want quality actors, or at least "his kind" of actors.
     
  7. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    I think he would keep an eye on things, make sure Gamora is a character and not just a fan service model. I'm quite excited for him to keep an eye on this as I think he would be great at grounding this.
     
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    as much as he needs to be story-wise to make sure everything gels. Once they get a director (assuming it isnt Goddard or a Whedon protege) he needs to let them do their hing without interference. It's not fair to directors to have a Poltergeist like situation.
     
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    Screw "fair". Whatever produces the best movie. In fact, Poltergeist is the movie id point to if I were trying to make a case for producer interference.

    That said, theres no chance that Marvel will hire a B-movie director like Tobe Hooper, so that scenario is unlikely. Theyll get someone theyre confident can handle a production like GotG. But Joss Whedon will be one heckuva safety net.
     
  10. DocHoliday The King of Cool

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    It isn't fair and Spielberg admitted he was too involved in the production to be just a producer. And I give an example or two of mine here as well. Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Empire Strikes Back. Other than breaking the story and helping in design once the cameras started rolling Lucas had a virtual hands off approach and would have with Return of the Jedi had Marchand not been a bit out of his element.
     
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    That's precisely what Marvel is known for doing.
     
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    Jon Favreau, Kenneth Brannagh, Joe Johnston, Louis Letterier, Joss Whedon, Alan Taylor. NONE of them were B-movie directors, all of them had ample experience with medium to big budget action movies and/or tv shows (varying levels of course).

    Whomever they hire, he will know the score up front. Fairness wont factor into it. And even if for some reason, Whedon ended up taking the reigns mid-production, it would be out of necessity. The "feelings" of the original director are irrelevant.

    Texas Chainsaw was an important film, Salem's Lot scared the crap out of me as a kid, and I'm one of the few people on the planet who actually enjoyed Lifeforce, but Tobe Hoopers body of work suggests that he was waaay over his head directing Poltergeist and likely needed the "help" that Spielberg provided. Kudos to Steve for being classy and taking the blame for the situation.

    Either way, its not an analogous situation. Too many super-talented people involved in a production like this, and too much money involved.
     
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    There's one thing all of those directors had in common: they were struggling to get their own stuff funded

    Favs was coming off a bomb in Zathura
    Branagh had never made a commercially successful film and Sleuth had just cost its studio a ton of money
    Johnston was stuck in director's jail after Hidalgo, and was only hired for Wolfman because they had days to find a replacement
    Leterrier was coming off the Transporter 2 bomb/failure
    and Whedon hadn't returned to film following the Serenity flop, and was in the middle of watching Dollhouse crash and burn

    The majority of them (all of them?) were respected in Hollywood circles but studios weren't actively funding their projects. And they all got major career bumps from their Marvel flicks

    Shane Black, the Russos, and Alan Taylor continue that trend
     
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    I would assume just some creative direction..so he can maybe set up a cross over between the guardians and the avengers in A2 or possibly A3
     
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    Joss Whedon should be just the right amount of involved. :up:
     
  17. JB-the-Hunter Booty hunter

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    He'll definitely have a big effect on how the film ends.
     
  18. psylockolussus Merry Mutant

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    Is he really involved with this movie? I just imagine him spending his time on Avengers 2 and the Shield TV show.
     
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    He's been hired to oversee Phase II in it's entirety. I'm sure they've given him somewhere at least 50 million reasons to pay attention to all things Phase 2.
     

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