‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow Met With Marvel For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

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Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow revealed that he met with Marvel Studios about potentially helming Guardians of the Galaxy before James Gunn signed on.

The success of Guardians of the Galaxy arguably paved the way for Marvel Studios to begin exploring new worlds and more bizarre characters. While James Gunn left his own indelible mark on the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, Marvel met with multiple filmmakers to potentially helm the project before Gunn landed the job and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow revealed that he was one of them.

In an interview with The Empire Film Podcast, Colin Trevorrow commended Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige on their accomplishments over the past decade. When the conversation turned to whether or not the Jurassic World ever met with Marvel to direct one of their projects, Colin Trevorrow revealed he has conversations about directing Guardians of the Galaxy but he did not have the passion for the source material he believed was required:

“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.”

Colin Trevorrow ultimately landed his own franchise after signing on to co-write and direct Jurassic World. After handing the directing duties for the sequel to J. A. Bayona, Colin Trevorrow will return to the director’s chair for Jurassic World 3, which he co-wrote with Emily Carmichael. Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World 3 hits theaters on June 11, 2021.

As previously mentioned, James Gunn ultimately signed on to direct Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel. Production on a third film was scheduled to being early this year, but James Gunn’s firing and subsequent re-hiring by Disney caused the project to be delayed. Now, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will move forward after James Gunn completes work on The Suicide Squad for Marvel and DC.

Details on the third chapter of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy are currently unknown, though the film will likely explore the ramifications of the universe-changing events in Avengers: Endgame. The film is also set to be the final outing for this current iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn.

Do you think Colin Trevorrow could have handled the Guardians franchise? Let us know below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest updates on James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World 3 as it develops.

Source: The Empire Film Podcast (via Slash Film)

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