James Gunn (born 1970) is an American film writer and director. After getting his start with Troma Entertainment as a writer in The '90s he later went on to work as a director on a couple of cult films before breaking into the mainstream with the 2014 release of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Guardians of the Galaxy.Gunn's films are known for politically incorrect humour, bleakly comedic tones and underlying themes of hope and optimism.
His films include:
- Tromeo and Juliet (1996, writer)
- Slither (2006, writer and director)
- Super (2010, writer and director)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, co-writer and director)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017, writer and director)