James Francis Gunn, Jr. is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, author, and musician, who best known for directing the 2014 science-fiction superhero film, Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He also wrote the screenplay for the other films, such as the 2002 adaptation of Scooby-Doo.
He is the older brother of Sean Gunn.
As of 2018, James Gunn has been fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after several jokes about controversial topics were unearthed in his early Twitter feed. On March 15, 2019, he was announced to have been rehired by Disney to direct the film.
- Thor: The Dark World (2013) - Director (mid-credits scene; uncredited)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Director/Screenwriter/Actor: Maskless Sakaaran, Baby Groot (voice)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - Director/Screenwriter
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - Executive Producer/Additional screenplay material (uncredited).
- Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Executive Producer.
- The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special - (2022) - Director/Screenwriter
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 - Director/Screenwriter