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Why James Gunn Should Direct A Justice League Movie After Peacemaker’s Success

James Gunn created The Peacemaker. And the series turned out to be a huge success. Peacemaker is based on a DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first DCEU television series and a spin-off The Suicide Squad (2021). The success of the series makes James Gunn an ideal choice to direct a Justice League movie. He should get the opportunity to direct a movie on Justice League International or Super Buddies incarnation of the premiere team of DC comics. With the huge success of both DCEU works of James Gunn – Suicide Squad and Peacemaker, it is proof enough that he has got what it takes to be the director for Justice League International. Peacemaker made it big and has received a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

James Gunn should direct a Justice League movie
James Gunn should direct a Justice League movie

The director knows how to manage drama and heroism well. Plus, he has a lot of fans already as he is the maker of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though he is already working on Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and the Holiday Special of the series, he has hinted at making more DCEU spin-offs.

James Gunn has the Ideal Writing Style

James Gunn has the Ideal Writing Style for Justice League International
James Gunn has the Ideal Writing Style for Justice League International

Justice League International is a comic book series introduced by DC Comics as a replacement for the original Justice League. As it was impossible to recreate the original DC superheroes into a modern age hero. So, DC brought in J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen to create Justice League International, a superhero team established by The UN. And with Kevin Maguire, JLI gave the fans a number of amazing superheroes. They saved the world and took satirical digs on politics then.

With superheroes like Power Girl, Guy Gardner, Booster Gold, and Martian Manhunter, the series became quite popular. Then the concept was brought back through Super Buddies. And they are a lot similar to the Peacemaker. And James Gunn has already proved his work in writing an amazing screenplay for the comic characters of the sort. Plus, satire is not a concept that the director misses in his writing. It is quite evident in his previous works like Guardians of the Galaxy, Peacemaker, and The Suicide Squad.

The Justice League International Creators Approve

The Justice League International Creators approve of James Gunn
The Justice League International Creators approve of James Gunn

Though, DC fans are divided on whether James Gunn should be given a DCEU movie to makes. JLI creators Kevin Maguire and J.M. DeMatteis approve. The two creators went on Twitter to reveal that they would love to see a Justice League International movie made by the Director. While this might or might not influence WB, getting the attention of the creators is a big deal. And can make it really happen.

J.M. DeMatteis tweeted asking Warner Bros. to give James Gunn a Justice League. Probably, based on Justice League International. He also suggested the title of the film, Super Buddies. Kevin Maguire had tweeted that he loves the director’s work and “As far as the DCEU is concerned, I am 1,000% down for the GunnVerse”. And he would love to see a JLI movie made by him.

Related: Peacemaker Season 2: James Gunn Debunks Bane Rumor

Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.