Underseen on the Big Screen

Episode 1

James Gunn (Slither and Super)

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In the premiere episode, Tyler is joined by Jon Winkler and Michael Fairbanks for an in-depth discussion on Slither and Super, the first two movies directed by the architect of the Guardians of the Galaxy series, James Gunn. This weekend (8/4 - 8/6) is special for Gunn as not only does he celebrate his birthday, but also the recent three year anniversary of the first GOTG. Before he was hired by Marvel Studios, Gunn crafted two profoundly unique genre movies, one of which paid gleeful tribute to his favorite 80s horror movies (Slither), and the other a twisted subversion of familiar comic book tropes (Super). Although the financial returns for both movies were lukewarm to say the least, they were nonetheless instrumental in him getting the GOTG job, in addition to building a devoted fanbase that grew fond of his wacky vision.

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