James Gunn, known for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently joined forces with DC to bring his unique vision and style to their film franchise. The announcement of the DCU Chapter One slate, which outlines the future of the franchise, divided the internet with opinions ranging from excitement to skepticism.
One group remains unwavering in their support for Gunn. They believe that he has the ability to turn the franchise around and make it great again, and they are confident that he will do just that. Whereas some are not quite skeptical about his vision regarding DCU.
DCU Chapter One: A Bold New Era for the Franchise with James Gunn at the Helm
The DCU Chapter One slate includes several highly anticipated projects, including a solo film for the character of The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn. The film promises to bring a fresh and unique take on the characters, with a cast of both familiar faces and new talent. Additionally, there are plans for several other films, including a reboot of the Batman franchise, a film centered around the character of Zatanna, and a new Supergirl movie.
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The slate also includes several series that will be available on the streaming service HBO Max. These series will feature characters such as Gotham PD, which will explore the police department of Gotham City, and Peacemaker, a spin-off series focused on the character of the same name from The Suicide Squad.
Overall, the DCU Chapter One slate marks a new direction for the franchise, one that is focused on taking risks, telling bold new stories, and bringing a fresh perspective to familiar characters.
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James Gunn has been brought on board by DC to bring his unique vision and style to their franchise. He will be playing a major role in shaping the direction of the franchise through his upcoming projects.
Divisive Debate: Fans Take Sides on James Gunn’s Role in the DCU Chapter One Slate
Amongst all the buzz a section of fans are coming out vocal to support James Gunn in his new journey. They are quite confident in Gunn’s talent and are putting up argument that Gunn’s past work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown his ability too.
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One of such arguments was put up by an user on twitter which stated that James Gun has taken seemingly unknown characters and turn them into fan favorites, indicating Gaurdians of the Galaxy stars were D-List stars before working with James Gunn.
He turned a team of D-Listers into fucking superstars. https://t.co/LtV5UtnMYO pic.twitter.com/hdu97A9Wkp
— Truggler (@HamavalThorfinn) February 3, 2023
Saying this tweet was divisive would be an understatement. Large number of fans have shown their disagreement to the indication.
one user even pointed out the success of each of the cast members before working with James Gunn.
And by D-Listers, you mean (from left to right)
– One that got popular from Avatar and Star Terk
– One that got popular from The Hangover
-One that got popular from Parks & Rec.
-One that got popular from Fast & Furious
-One that got popular from being a pro wrestler
— tired T-T (8-9-0) (@goji_mecha) February 4, 2023
Some users also came up to support the statement
They were talking about the characters for one, but headlining a marvel movie is a massive step up from being a supporting character in a sitcom (and let’s be honest, it’s not like Bautista was *famous* for his wrestling
— Jake (@Jescaffier) February 4, 2023
Isn't it obvious to you that he was speaking about the characters? Like come on.
— ★ (@LeaMosqueraII) February 4, 2023
Although both the teams were not backing off from their stance and were countering each other’s statements
An user defended the characters saying the characters were not D-Listers either.
Even the characters aren’t d listers unless you like reading repetitive marvel comics. D listers are iron fist, and Jessica Jones
— Deszo44 (@DesmundoConnor) February 4, 2023
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To sum it up, the announcement of the DCU Chapter One slate has divided fans, with some excited about the new direction and others skeptical. James Gunn’s role in shaping the franchise has added fuel to the fire, with both his supporters and detractors making their voices heard.
While the jury is still out on whether Gunn will be able to make a successful transition from Marvel to DC, one thing is for sure: the future of the franchise is uncertain, and fans will be closely watching to see how the story unfolds.
Whether you’re a fan of James Gunn or not, the DCU Chapter One slate is shaping up to be an exciting and unpredictable journey, and one that will be closely followed by fans and industry professionals alike.