Now, while #JamesGunn may have become famous for directing the #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy movies, dedicated fans of movie geekery have been following his development as a writer and director for quite some time. Gunn, after all, is also the mildly unhinged mind behind such nerdtastic films as #Super, #Slither and, as a writer, the #DawnOfTheDead remake.
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Which perhaps explains why, a few years ago, long before the upcoming #GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 was even a glint in his eye, Gunn was offered the chance to direct a #Hitman movie. After all, #Hitman is a pretty nerdy sort of movie, and Gunn was (and is) both a pretty fundamentally nerdy — and distinctly talented — director. It was, you would imagine, a match made in heaven. Except, of course, for the fact that Gunn turned the job down. As it turns out, though:
James Gunn Had A Very Good Reason For Turning Down The 'Hitman' Movie
Specifically, it turns out that the producers of the project didn't want to make it R rated, and Gunn felt that wasn't something he was willing to pursue:
Which is a) a perfectly reasonable response from Gunn, seeing as it would be a massive waste of everyone's time for him to make a movie he thought was misconceived, and b) kind of funny, considering the fact that the #Hitman franchise went R rated in 2015 with #HitmanAgent47.
The good news here, though, is that, according to Gunn, it's really just as well he didn't take the gig:
After all, while it would have been neat to see a Gunn-directed Hitman movie, it's unlikely that it would have been worth exchanging Guardians of the Galaxy for it.
So, I guess we're calling this one a win, then?
What do you think, though? Would you have preferred to have seen a Gunn-directed Hitman movie or Guardians of the Galaxy? Let us know below!