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Which Legendary Director Has Joined the Cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’?

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A lot of interesting people are turning up for James Gunn‘s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ including Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker and Chris Pratt. But today brings perhaps the most interesting casting news yet.

Yes, it’s true: the big Marvel superhero film has cast Lloyd Kaufman, the wacky creator of ‘The Toxic Avenger’ and founder of exploitation studio Troma Entertainment.

So how exactly did this happen? Kaufman actually gave Gunn his first writing and directing gig on 1996′s low-budget schlockfest ‘Tromeo and Juliet.’ Gunn worked with the company for several years and even co-wrote the do-it-yourself filmmaking book “All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger.”

Yes kids, one can go from ‘Tromeo and Juliet’ to Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

So what role will Kaufman tackle? He’s not spilling any details (possibly because he doesn’t know himself), but it’ll likely be a cameo. Here’s what he told Crave Online:

Yeah, he’s giving me a part. I’m going to be in his movie. I’m going to London at the end of June to play a small part…

Not much info, obviously, but kind of fun to think about where Kaufman – who is just as infamous for his off-the-wall personality as he is for the Troma films – will fit into ‘Guardians’. Kaufman also revealed that he plans on shooting some behind-the-scenes footage of his time on set, just as he did on Gunn’s two previous directorial efforts, 2010′s ‘Super’ and 2006′s ‘Slither.’

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