After writing and directing two Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel Studios, and being briefly fired from the put up, James Gunn hopped over to the world of DC to attempt to go away his mark on the opposite main comedian e-book franchise. The Suicide Squad arrives in theaters and on HBO Max subsequent month, adopted by a Peacemaker standalone collection with John Cena subsequent yr. As soon as all of this DC work is full, Gunn will head again for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which looks like it will likely be his directorial effort within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Gunn has been very complimentary of his experiences working at Marvel, however he is additionally conscious that his tackle the Guardians is finite. Whenever you couple that with the truth that there is a bit much less inventive freedom concerned with the MCU, Guardians 3 appears like an excellent time for Gunn to step away. Throughout an interview with The New York Times, the filmmaker defined that the ultimate installment within the trilogy will probably mark the top of his Marvel tenure, at the least for the foreseeable future.
“I’ve no clue what I’m going to do,” Gunn mentioned. “For me, Guardians 3 might be the final one. I don’t find out about doing it once more. I do discover, due to the flexibility to do completely different stuff within the DC multiverse, it’s enjoyable. They’re beginning to actually resemble their comedian books. The Marvel Universe has at all times been somewhat extra cohesive, and DC has at all times had extra nice single runs. They’d The Darkish Knight Returns. They’d Watchmen. They’d The Killing Joke. They’d Alan Moore’s Swamp Factor. The truth that they did Joker, which is a very completely different kind of film, that to me is cool. I’m very enthusiastic about Matt’s film [Matt Reeves’ The Batman]. They’re getting some actually good filmmakers concerned. They’re at all times going to be hit and miss — I simply don’t need them to get boring.”
Gunn has been very open in regards to the enjoyable he has had making The Suicide Squad, a darkish and R-rated tremendous villain romp that would probably by no means exist at Marvel. It is a dangerous movie that would reap larger inventive rewards, which is a little bit of a trademark for Gunn’s work over the course of his profession. If alternatives for movies like that current themselves, he is most likely going to maintain taking them.
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