James Francis Gunn Jr. is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He began his career as a screenwriter in the mid-1990s. He then began working as a director, starting with the horror-comedy film Slither, and eventually moving to the superhero genre with Guardians of the Galaxy, its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Suicide Squad. He also wrote and directed the web series James Gunn's PG Porn, and the superhero film Super.