James Gunn has had a very stable run over the previous decade, highlighted by the hit Guardians of the Galaxy films, which he co-wrote and directed. Recently on Twitter he revealed that the first GotG was this near not occurring because it did, as a result of Gunn wished to do a Hitman movie as a substitute.
“Weeks before I got Guardians I pitched a Hitman movie,” Gunn tweeted (opens in new tab). “The studio really wanted to hire me, but a producer on the project did not. I was bummed then, but thank God, because I would have never been able to do GotG if they had said yes!”
Weeks earlier than I received Guardians I pitched a HITMAN movie. The studio really wished to rent me, however a producer on the mission didn’t. I used to be bummed then, however thank God, as a result of I’d have by no means been capable of do GotG if they’d stated sure! https://t.co/0JYQGBsuGYSeptember 6, 2022
I appreciated Guardians of the Galaxy (though to be sincere I’m 90% of the method to a ‘thumbs up’ with just about something Dave Bautista’s in) however I believe a Hitman movie written and directed by Gunn might be a lot of enjoyable. Sure, the earlier Hitman flicks starring Timothy Olyphant (opens in new tab) and that different man (opens in new tab) haven’t been good, however that is not essentially Hitman’s fault. They’re bog-standard motion flicks, generic and uninteresting in all facets besides the videogame connection.
The success of the Hitman reboot trilogy has demonstrated that the actual secret is to embrace the primarily absurdity of a giant, scowling bald man with a barcode tattooed on his head shifting like an invisible predator by means of giant crowds and elite safety forces. I imply, come on.
That’s one thing that Gunn does nicely: Mixing motion, and even pathos, with the acknowledgement that each one of this is sort of foolish, however that is alright as a result of it is a lot of enjoyable, too. We had been in all probability fortunate to get Guardians of the Galaxy as a substitute of a longshot flier on Agent 47, however I am unable to Help however hope that with all these hits now beneath his belt, Gunn will take one other run at a Hitman movie sometime.