If there’s one person in the world that DC fans and Marvel fans would both agree is the coolest person ever, it’d be James Gunn. The Guardians of the Galaxy director is one of the most talented directors around who can make a superhero movie worth every penny spent on watching.
He’s loved by both DC and Marvel fans mainly because he is the second director to have directed movies for both the DCEU and the MCU, although his most recent appointment as co-CEO of DC Studios shows a clear alignment. With new responsibility, comes new demands, and James Gunn has to face the brunt of endless demands from DCEU fans.
James Gunn Says Justice League Sequel Will Take Time
It’s been five long years since Joss Whedon’s reputation as a movie director was put at the stake and burnt to the ground.
Justice League was meant to be the kickstart movie for the DCEU to skyrocket into the list of all-time greatest movie franchises. But nothing is assured, and some major changes to original director Zack Snyder’s work on the movie made by Whedon turned it into a critical and commercial failure, not to mention the disappointment of DCEU fans.
But after a hefty social media campaign launched by Snyder fans pressured Warner Bros. into releasing an archived four-hour cut of the movie, it saved some face for WB.
The company gave in and publicly released Zack Snyder’s Justice League, popularly known as the Snyder Cut, just last year to much acclaim from critics and fans. It was clear in the minds of fans that this was the superior version, and they wanted more.
Demands for a sequel to Justice League grew stronger and stronger, becoming the next big movement initiated by DC fans. However, good things take time, and The Suicide Squad director James Gunn is begging fans to wait it out.
In a recent conversation interaction on his Mastodon account, a fan asks the 56-year-old director about any planned announcement for future projects in the DCEU, to which he replies-
“Give us a chance to catch our breath. We just got here.”
Appointed alongside James Gunn in the role of co-CEO and co-chair is Peter Safran. While their addition implies a new and exciting future for the DCEU, its best fans wait it out and give them a chance.
Meanwhile, James Gunn Teases The Arrival Of A Popular DC Anti-Hero
James Gunn’s arrival in the DC Studios as co-CEO spells the word exciting, and it’s no doubt that DCEU fans will be eagerly waiting for future announcements from the director.
The Slither director seems to have already made attempts to leave a trail of ambiguity, although not so subtle, by posting a picture of one of the most popular DC anti-hero characters on his Mastodon account.
The said character, known as Lobo, is a Czarnian native and interstellar mercenary who acts as a bounty hunter too. He’s already made his debut in Krypton‘s second season, but fans would be anything but not excited for his arrival in the DCEU.
Whether or not James Gunn is planning to bring Lobo into the franchise, this is a step in the right direction for the new co-CEO of DC Studios, and fans are looking forward to his tenure in the post.
Source: Movie Web