He also portrayed Maskless Sakaaran in Guardians of the Galaxy, provided the on-set dance moves for Baby Groot in the dance sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and post-credit scenes of Guardians of the Galaxy, and portrayed a member of The Sneepers in the music video Guardians Inferno.
He was interviewed for the documentary Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe.
- He won a Saturn Award for Best Director for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Together with Nicole Perlman, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Writing for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Together with Nicole Perlman, he was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy.
- James Gunn was originally fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after completing the script over controversy surrounding tweets he had made between 2008 to 2012. In March 2019, it was announced that he was reinstated as the film's director.
- James Gunn is the third Marvel Cinematic Universe director to play a part in the film he is directing. The first was Jon Favreau, who portrayed Happy Hogan in Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and also in Iron Man 3, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and a deleted scene in Avengers: Infinity War, despite only directing the first two. The second was Joe Russo, who portrayed Doctor Fine in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Theo Broussard in Captain America: Civil War. The fourth was Taika Waititi, who portrayed Korg in Thor: Ragnarok.
- James Gunn cast many of his former collaborators from the films Slither and Super in Guardians of the Galaxy, such as Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, Nathan Fillion, Rob Zombie, Stephen Blackehart, Nick Holmes, Mikaela Hoover and Steve Agee.
- James Gunn cast his own brother and frequent collaborator Sean Gunn for multiple roles in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- James Gunn cast his own dog Wesley Von Spears to portray a Holographic Dog in Guardians of the Galaxy.
- James Gunn cast his own parents Jim Gunn Sr. and Leota Gunn in smaller roles in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- James Gunn asked his mentor Lloyd Kaufman to make a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy as he did in Gunn's previous films Slither and Super.
- James Gunn previously worked with Seth Green in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
- James Gunn wrote a treatment for a Silver Surfer film in 1999.
- James Gunn is the first director to direct a trilogy within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- James Gunn will write and direct the DC Extended Universe production The Suicide Squad.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’
- ↑ James Gunn on Facebook - October 29, 2016
- ↑ James Gunn Wrote Some Dialogue for the Guardians of the Galaxy in 'Avengers: Infinity War'
- ↑ James Gunn comments on directing Stan Lee Marvel cameos
- ↑ Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War - Zoe Saldana on the Guardians' Appearance
- ↑ James Gunn Fired as Director of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'
- ↑ James Gunn on Facebook - April 30, 2015