In a recent interview with Empire, Trevorrow confirmed he was once in talks with Disney and Marvel Studios to helm Guardians of the Galaxy, but choose not to continue these conversations as he wasn’t a comic book kid growing up.
“I met on Guardians of the Galaxy long, long ago. Yeah, very early. It was a great conversation. I was not a comic book kid. That wasn’t my thing. I was a Star Wars kid, an Indiana Jones kid, a Spielberg kid – that was my thing. So it was a great conversation, but a little bit more of a personal understanding of, you need someone who loved this growing up,” Trevorrow said.
“[They] should be the ones directing these movies. You’ve gotta live and