Now, for most of us, the idea of pitching a movie to Marvel Studios is likely to fill our bodies with a heady mixture of dread and excitement — the precise sort of blend that's capable of severe emotional paralysis. After all, the thought of standing in front of #KevinFeige, desperately trying to get him to go with your idea for a movie starring some of the most beloved heroes and villains in #Marvel comic book history? Terrifying.
It seems that there's at least one good way to deal with that particular form of existential terror: Over-preparation. That, at least, seems to have been #JamesGunn's approach when it came time to pitch his idea for #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy to Marvel. And, from the looks of it...
James Gunn Totally Nailed His 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Pitch
That, at least, is the most obvious takeaway from the newly revealed first page of his original pitch (above). It, after all, both got him the job and wound up in the final movie, almost shot for shot. The even more impressive part, though? Gunn evidently brought a 72-page packet with him to his pitch meeting, including a 42-page document shot-listing and storyboarding the film's opening scene:
Which is incredibly impressive, sure, but also magnificent overkill. That, though, seems to be a pretty solid approach when it comes to getting hired by Marvel. After all, reader, they hired him.
What do you think, though? Was Gunn over-prepared, or just playing it smart? Let us know below!