He also wrote Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and was slated to direct the film, however, he was fired from the project after completing the script due to the resurface of his old tweets from 2008-2012 that joked about pedophilia and rape.
He portrayed Maskless Sakaaran in Guardians of the Galaxy, provided the on-set dance moves for Baby Groot in the dance sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and also portrayed a member of The Sneepers in the music video Guardians Inferno.
He was interviewed for the documentary Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe.
- He won a Saturn Award for Best Director for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Together with Nicole Perlman, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Writing for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Together with Nicole Perlman, he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy.
- James Gunn is the third Marvel Cinematic Universe director to play a part in the film he is directing. The first was Jon Favreau, who portrayed Happy Hogan in Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and also in Iron Man 3 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, despite not directing the latter two. The second was Joe Russo, who portrayed Doctor Fine in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Theo Broussard in Captain America: Civil War. The fourth was Taika Waititi, who portrayed Korg in Thor: Ragnarok.
- James Gunn cast many of his former collaborators from the films Slither and Super in Guardians of the Galaxy, such as Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, Nathan Fillion, Rob Zombie, Stephen Blackehart, Mikaela Hoover and Steve Agee.
- James Gunn cast his own brother and frequent collaborator Sean Gunn for multiple roles in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- James Gunn cast his own dog Wesley Von Spears to portray a Holographic Dog in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- James Gunn cast his own parents Jim Gunn Sr. and Leota Gunn in smaller roles in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- James Gunn asked his mentor Lloyd Kaufman to make a cameo in the film, like he did in Gunn's previous films Slither and Super.
- James Gunn previously worked with Seth Green in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
- James Gunn wrote a treatment for a Silver Surfer movie in 1999.
- James Gunn was the only person at the 41st Saturn Awards to be nominated in two separate categories, Best Director and Best Writing.
- ↑ James Gunn Fired as Director of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'
- ↑ James Gunn comments on directing Stan Lee Marvel cameos
- ↑ MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - ZOE SALDANA ON THE GUARDIANS' APPEARANCE
- ↑ James Gunn Wrote Some Dialogue for the Guardians of the Galaxy in 'Avengers: Infinity War'
- ↑ James Gunn on Facebook - April 30, 2015