Marvel Studios’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ is an iconic smash hit that is hard to imagine if the story had been told differently. However, we’ve learned that director Colin Trevorrow (‘Jurassic World’,’Safety Not Guaranteed’) was at one point in talks to direct the film. Trevorrow has recently been making the rounds talking about the short film ‘Battle at Big Rock‘ which bridges the gap between ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and the still untitled ‘Jurassic World 3‘ and the Marvel Cinematic Universe came up.
Trevorrow offered high praise to Kevin Feige and what he’s done with the MCU, saying that it is “one of the most impressive feats of narrative construction in film history.” This comment caused the interviewer to ask if the director had ever been in contact with Marvel Studios to direct one of their films. Surprisingly, he has. Not only were there talks but they were about one of the best films that have been released to date.
“I did. I met on Guardians of the Galaxy long, long ago. Yeah, very early. It was a great conversation. I was not a comic book kid. That wasn’t my thing. I was a ‘Star Wars’ kid, an ‘Indiana Jones’ kid, a Spielberg kid – that was my thing. So I was a great conversation, but a little bit more of a personal understanding of, you need someone who loved this growing up. [They] should be the ones directing these movies. You’ve gotta live and breathe it in the way that I did ‘Jurassic’ and these films that I get to be involved in now.”
While I can’t imagine anyone else having been as successful as James Gunn in bringing the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to the big screen, I’d love to see Trevorrow tackle a superhero movie. He has proven that he can deliver a solid big-budget blockbuster and I feel that the spectacle he could deliver at Marvel Studios would be something worth seeing.
Could you imagine how ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ would have been with Colin Trevorrow in the director’s chair? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!