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“We love Superman, we love Ironman”: James Gunn’s Surprising Response to Expected Bad Blood With Marvel After He Jumped Ship to DCU

"We love Superman, we love Ironman": James Gunn's Surprising Response to Expected Bad Blood With Marvel After He Jumped Ship to DCU

James Gunn is one lucky man to get an opportunity to work with two of the biggest franchises in the world (Marvel and DCEU). But he has already bid goodbye to Marvel Studios after directing the last Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3 movie. He will now be leading DC as the CEO and Chairman alongside Peter Safran. This happened right after Walter Hamda stepped down from his presidential position at DC Studios. 

James Gunn has already revealed the plans he has in store for the DCEU. He has already announced Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters which includes some new projects coming in the future. But looks like, even after saying goodbye to Marvel, he still has a wish for them. 

James Gunn Brings Up Marvel And DC Comparison

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3

Guardians of the Galaxy first debuted in the year 2014 and volume three will arrive in theatres this year on May 5th. This emotional journey of the guardians will come to an end with this film. Gunn has been associated with Marvel for almost a decade. He does accept he got to learn a lot while making these Guardians films. Recently in one of the interviews, the filmmaker brought up Marvel and DC movie comparison.  He says that the Superman movie will be different than the Gotg ones and will not have the same vibe.

“To be frank, I think the better Marvel movies do, it’s better for DC, and the better DC movies do, it’s better for Marvel. When people see bad movies, they don’t want to spend more money on seeing more movies. So you want good movies to happen.”

Also read: “Just a bunch of nonsense onscreen”: DC CEO James Gunn Claims Superhero Fatigue is Real, Admits Superior VFX Can’t Replace Good Story

James Gunn
James Gunn

Further Gunn explained how making good movies is important as people won’t buy tickets if something rubbish is shown on screen. According to him an incredible story should be told and should have an emotional connection with the audience.

“It has to do with the kind of stories that get to be told, and if you lose your eye on the ball, which is character. We love Superman. We love Batman. We love Iron Man. Because they’re these incredible characters that we have in our hearts. And if it becomes just a bunch of nonsense onscreen, it gets really boring. But I get fatigued by most spectacle films, by the grind of not having an emotionally grounded story.”

Well, it would be great to see what James Gunn’s new approach to DCEU films will be. 

Also read: James Gunn Working on Secret ‘New Frontier’ Justice League Film after Henry Cavill, Snyderverse Get Axed – Insider Theory Claims

Superman Legacy in Works

Superman: Legacy
Superman: Legacy

Henry Cavill has bid adieu to the DC Universe as he has already hung up his cape. Previously after his cameo in Black Adam, fans were hoping for his return. But sadly, the new leaders of the DC had some other plans for the franchise. Currently, it’s announced that Superman Legacy is in the works. It’s known that the film will get a theatrical release in the year 2025 on July 11th. 

James Gunn will be the in-charge of writing and producing the DC film. This Superman reboot won’t be an origin story, which opens the possibility of exploring the character like never before instead of telling the already-known story. As of now, it’s still under wraps as to who will take on the mantle of Superman after beloved Henry Cavill. The plotline and cast details are not yet disclosed, as the movie is still in its initial phase of production. 

Also read: James Gunn Strikes Back after Fans Call Out His Wife Jennifer Holland Being Cast in Every Other DC Project: “Some of you are deeply in need of reasons to hate”

Written by Shazmeen Navrange

Shazmeen is an author at FandomWire. With a degree in Mass Media and over two years of experience in the entertainment industry under her belt, she crafts insightful articles that offer a fresh and valuable perspective on Pop Culture and Hollywood. She has an unwavering enthusiasm for films, series, and all things Marvel, which demonstrates her deep-seated passion for the entertainment industry.