James Gunn Defends Marvel Movie That Sets up Secret Wars Being Ridiculed for Reshoots: “That’s true about all cuts and restrictions”

The DC Studios' co-CEO addresses fan concerns about reshoots, cuts, and restrictions faced by spectacle films such as the upcoming Deadpool 3

James Gunn Defends Marvel Movie That Sets up Secret Wars Being Ridiculed for Reshoots: “That’s true about all cuts and restrictions”


  • James Gunn discusses film budgeting for spectacle films with fans on Threads.
  • Gunn responds to a fan's comment about Deadpool's reshoots and significant third act changes due to budget cuts.
  • Deadpool 3 is currently facing uncertainty amidst rumored reshoots as it aims to set up Avengers: Secret Wars.
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Director James Gunn is known for making the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy for Marvel Studios. However, the acclaimed director has since jumped to the DC side of the superhero landscape. Gunn is currently busy prepping for Superman: Legacy and overseeing day-to-day operations at DC Studios.

James Gunn on movie set
James Gunn on a movie set

However, Gunn frequently takes time from his busy schedule to interact with fans on social media. Recently, the co-CEO of DC Studios addressed the fan concern around reshoots plaguing the quality of recent superhero movies. Gunn’s comment seems to directly defend Marvel Studios’ Deadpool 3, which is rumored to have undergone heavy changes during production. Here is what Gunn has said about reshoots.

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Did James Gunn Defend Deadpool 3‘s Reshoots?

Writer-director James Gunn frequently interacts with fans on the social media platform, Threads. This week, Gunn was answering a question from a fan about spreading a movie’s budget wisely. However, another fan quizzed Gunn about the problems with reshoots. The fan cited Deadpool as an example while asking how reshoots can affect a movie’s third act.

James Gunn
James Gunn

Gunn responded to the fan comment by stating that all cuts and restrictions pose a similar problem for filmmakers. However, the director encouraged viewing these obstacles as opportunities.


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How can you use what initially seems like a problem to make your story better? I go through every script I ever write and say, “How can I cut stuff here that will make the movie less expensive while simultaneously making a better film?” It challenges you to think of things you wouldn’t normally consider. Filmmaking.

Seeing how Gunn’s comment was in direct response to a comment about Deadpool, fans are assuming the original comment was referring to Deadpool 3. However, the comment was actually referring to the first Deadpool film which underwent significant changes in its third act because of budget cuts.


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On the other hand, Deadpool 3 is currently still filming. However, rumors suggest that Ryan Reynolds and the writers clashed with Disney over script changes and reshoots for Deadpool 3. As a result, Gunn’s recent comments about turning obstacles such as cuts and restrictions from studios into opportunities are also applicable to Deadpool 3.

Deadpool 3 Expected to Set Up Avengers: Secret Wars

Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds on the sets of Deadpool 3
Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds on the sets of Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3 marks the titular Merc with a Mouth’s first foray into the MCU. It also sees the return of Hugh Jackman who reprises his role as Wolverine from the X-Men films. The film is rumored to explore the multiverse, setting the stage for the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars. Shawn Levy, who worked with Ryan Reynolds on The Adam Project is directing the threequel.


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Avengers: Secret Wars is expected to serve as the conclusion of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga. With Deadpool 3 serving as a door into the expansive multiverse, expectations from the project are high. However, aforementioned rumors of script changes and reshoots along with delays due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have raised questions about the film, particularly its connections to the wider MCU. Deadpool 3 is slated to release on July 26, 2024.

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