Ever since taking the seat of the co-CEO at the DC studios, James Gunn has given fans hope to see better projects under the DCU. While not all DC fans are supportive of his decisions, many are excited to see what the filmmaker has in store under the first chapter, Gods & Monsters. He has been working on the first film under his new DC Universe, in which is planning to introduce David Corenswet as the new Superman.
However, new reports have suggested that the Guardians of the Galaxy director still had plans for the future of the Marvel characters. He has revealed that he had ideas for a solo movie for Chris Pratt’s Marvel character Star-Lord.
James Gunn Discusses a Solo Star-Lord Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been termed as James Gunn’s last movie with Marvel Studios. However, the director still has future plans for the franchise and its characters. A director’s commentary, released with the full feature film of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 revealed that the movie sets the plot for a solo Star-Lord movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 ended with a note saying, “The Legendary Star-Lord Will Return.” And its director has confirmed that the quote hints at a solo Star-Lord movie. He shared that he and Chris Pratt have always discussed how great it would be to have a solo feature for Peter Quill.
“And Chris and I, forever, have talked about how great it would be to be able to do a ‘Legendary Star-Lord’ movie,” he shared. Gunn also stated that the movie would follow Peter Quil trying to adapt to the “environment of Earth.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ended with Quill finally visiting Earth to meet his grandfather. While fans would have hoped to see the character back in the upcoming Avengers movies, Star-Lord might come back on-screen with his own solo feature. However, the studio has not confirmed anything yet.
Will The Flash’s Reboot Work For James Gunn’s New DCU?
Ezra Miller’s DC feature has been surrounded by controversies due to its lead star’s run-ins with the law. However, James Gunn claimed that The Flash is one of the best superhero movies of all time. However, things do not seem favorable for the movie at the box office.
The 2023 DC movie, which was expected to be a game changer for the studio and its upcoming movies, has been termed a box office bomb. The film opened at $55 million, even behind the Dwayne Johnson starrer Black Adam’s box office opening. It’s been weeks since the movie’s release, and it has grossed only $249 million at the box office so far.
The reported budget of the movie is $200 million without marketing costs. And even weeks after its release, the movie doesn’t seem profitable for the studio. The box office performance of The Flash has not only raised doubts regarding Miller’s future in the DCU but also his on-screen character, The Flash.
The Flash is playing in theatres.