Marvel boss Kevin Feige jokes about DC’s appointment of James Gunn
Kevin Feige jokes about James Gunn’s new job as head of the DCU by pretending not to know Gunn’s plans afterward Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn has been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since he directed the first Guardians of the Galaxy Movie in 2014. However, he also began working and directing with DC The Suicide Squad reboot in 2021. Gunn also directed the film’s spin-off series, peacemaker. However, on October 25, it was revealed that Gunn would play a more prominent role in DC when he was named co-CEO and co-chairman of DC Studios along with Peter Safran.
During an appearance on CCPX (via ComicBook.com), Feige good-naturedly poked fun at Gunn’s new job. After being questioned by a fan about Gunn’s plans for it Guardians of the Galaxy After completing the trilogy, Feige pretended not to know anything about Gunn’s position. Of course, he was obviously joking since he’s openly supported Gunn’s role on DCU. Given the allegedly ongoing feud between the MCU and DCU, it’s only fitting that Feige pretended to be unimpressed by Gunn’s new role. Check out his statement below:
“James Gunn just showed up The Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special. He’s just finishing his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy and then he’s got other things to do, I don’t know where he’s going.”
Would Gunn return to the MCU?
While Feige was joking, Gunn is actually leaving the MCU and going to work.somewhere else.” Both the conclusion of the Guardians of the Galaxy film series and the announcement of his new role in the DCU seems to herald the end of his time in the MCU. Gunn has since suggested a treatment himself Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 like his last MCU project. Though anything can happen and he’s willing to return to the MCU in the future, Gunn will work exclusively for the DCU for the duration of his contract. His exclusive deal with DCU is reportedly for four years. As a result, Gunn currently has no plans to return to the MCU, but there’s a chance he might at some point in the future.
How James Gunn can change the DCU
While it may be bittersweet to see Gunn leave the MCU, there’s still work to be done in the DCU. One of the main ways he can change and improve the DCU is to create a central focus for the franchise. Over the years, DCU films have lacked direction, focus, and connection, leading to confusion and plot gaps. Gunn has already hinted that creating a truly unified universe will be one of his first projects with the DCU. He promised that all of DC’s movies and shows will be connected in the future.
Another major change Gunn could bring about is DC giving more creative freedom to the directors of DCU films. Studio interference has caused some trouble in DC, and Warner Bros. has been accused of meddling justice league and David Ayers 2016 suicide squad, the directors attribute the films’ shortcomings, at least in part, to such interventions. Meanwhile, when Gunn rebooted The Suicide Squad, it performed much better than Ayer’s because Gunn was given more creative freedom. By allowing more creative freedom for the directors, they may be able to deliver more nuanced films while remaining consistent with the comics and the overall vision for the DCU. Gunn has the potential to change that DCU by fixing its connectivity issues and perhaps putting more power in the hands of directors.
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Source: CCPX (via ComicBook.com)
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