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‘World won’t end if you love both’: James Gunn Loves Both Marvel and DC, Claps Back Troll Claiming DCU CEO Shouldn’t Be a Marvel Director

James Gunn Loves Both Marvel and DC

James Gunn, who began his career as a screenwriter, is now a big name in the film industry. Gunn was responsible for directing the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy which became a commercial success, grossing $773.3 million worldwide. The director was incorporated into DCEU for directing and writing a script for the film Suicide Squad in October 2018. His future appearances in the DC Universe were confirmed after the Saturn award winner was named co-CEO and co-chairman alongside Peter Safran.

After being trolled for being involved in both Marvel and DC Universe regarding the fanon enmity between them, Gunn was clear while expressing his dedication to both.

James Gunn
James Gunn

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James Gunn slams fan for criticizing his choice to be a part of both DC and Marvel

James Gunn, who has given notable contributions to both Marvel and DC universes, was trolled by a fan asking him to stick by one. Gunn has never held back on expressing his opinion on issues and did the same when questioned. The DC versus Marvel rivalry is one that has surpassed generations. Gunn, however, didn’t take it well when a fan questioned his love for both.

A similar incident surfaced in October 2017 when the director talked about Zachary Levi being cast as the lead role in Shazam!

Zachary Levi as Shazam
Zachary Levi as Shazam

In order to clear the tension around regarding the rivalry, James Gunn tweeted,

“Every time I mention anything DC, no matter what, my feed becomes an endless screaming match about BvS.” “You guys are never going to convince each other — it’s just a bunch of wasted energy.”

Continuing, he slammed the fans saying,

“At least when you’re screaming at each other about Trump, it’s something of international importance. But it’s a 2 year old movie that some people like and some people don’t. Why is someone else’s opinion so important to you? As Marvel and DC super fans you have way more in common with each other than you do with the rest of the world. So why do you spend so much time raging at each other? It’s silly. Please just stop it. Stop engaging in that way. But at the very least, when you do, untag me. I’ve muted a lot of you guys, but not all. Thanks.”

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The director’s last project with Marvel could be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 scheduled to be released on May 5, 2023.

James Gunn’s simultaneous projects with both DC and Marvel

James Gunn who began his filmmaking career with Tromeo and Juliet (1997) has gone a long way to now being appointed as co-CEO and co-chairman of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran. However, his projects with Marvel, the fanon rival of DC, are yet to be released in theaters. Gunn has mentioned that he would simultaneously handle both until May after which he doesn’t seem to have any projects with Marvel.

James Gunn on the sets of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (2017).
James Gunn on the sets of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (2017).

The Suicide Squad (2021) director was even a part of a controversy after a bunch of offensive tweets resulted in Disney cutting ties with him. Following this, he was removed as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. 

“Regardless of how much time has passed, I understand and accept the business decisions taken today. Even these many years later, I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be: accepting, understanding, committed to equality, and far more thoughtful about my public statements and my obligations to our public discourse. To everyone inside my industry and beyond, I again offer my deepest apologies. Love to all.” Gunn apologized for his actions.

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James Gunn was later reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. 

Kevin Fiege seemed excited with the prospect of James Gunn joining DC Studios, mentioning he was excited to see his work in DCEU. However, the Marvel Studios head was concerned about how Gunn would make time to handle both at the same time.

James Gunn would be overseeing creative development on most film, television, and animated projects as co-CEO and co-chairman of DC Studios.

Source: Twitter

Written by Saif Madre