‘Thank you for the pep talk’: James Gunn Thanks Fan For Inspiring Him to Become DC CEO after He Was Let Go From Disney

'Thank you for the pep talk': James Gunn Thanks Fan For Inspiring Him to Become DC CEO after He Was Let Go From Disney
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James Gunn has come a long way since he started working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Making a franchise that is loved by every fan in the form of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The third installment of the series will be released soon, however, it was not an easy run for the actor.

James Gunn
James Gunn

Before joining the DC Universe and becoming the CEO of DC Films, Gunn was unfortunately fired from Marvel due to past tweets. It had been a difficult time for him yet he managed to pick himself up and go back to film the third movie. This, however, was not without the support of the fans and the director does not shy away from thanking them either.

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James Gunn Thanked Fans Who Helped Him In Filming Guardians of the Galaxy 3

When James Gunn first got let go from Disney, there had been an uproar among the fans against Disney and Marvel for doing so. The audience had been split in two, some against the director while the others in full support of him. It had been a difficult time for him even though DC had hired him to film The Suicide Squad. He did manage to find the motivation to film the movie, however, when it came to finishing the Guardians of the Galaxy series, it took him some time to go through that decision.

James Gunn became the CEO of DC Films recently

“I met James Gunn in 2019 in Vegas,” stated a fan. “He was feeling down about having been let go from Disney. I remember telling him this “keep being true to yourself”. My talk inspired him to finish GotG3, and take over the reins at DC. Everyone is welcome”

Fans had encouraged the CEO of DC Films to step up and direct the third installment of the movie series and even though it had been a depressing time for him, he got the motivation and hope to finish what he started for his fans.

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James Gunn United Fans Of Both DC And Marvel

Once James Gunn started working on The Suicide Squad, he welcomed Marvel directors and producers to visit and meet him at DC Studios. He did the same while filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by inviting DC directors to visit the filming sites.

James Gunn with Kevin Feige

He united both DC and Marvel fans and actors too did not think much when it came to working for both franchises. Gunn became a beacon between the two studios and the rivalry too subsided gradually. Even though he has fully taken to working with the DCU, he still has a major influence on MCU fans.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be available to watch in theatres from 5th May 2023.


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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.