I don't know about the director, but I *loved* the version of the team that showed up during the Thanos Imperative. Specifically Star-Lord, who is essentially nothing more than a normal human who is facing cosmic level threats with nothing more than a cool looking helmet.
I was also a big fan of the version on Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Joe Carnahan Tweeted last night his take on Daredevil looks like a no-go. Think my idea for a certain retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero went up in smoke today kids.— Joe Carnahan (@carnojoe) August 14, 2012 We shall see.