Shazam! Producer Hopes James Gunn Will Unite Marvel And DC Fans

Last summer, it looked like James Gunn’s superhero movie career was over after Disney fired him because of a social media storm caused by the filmmaker’s former tweets. Fast forward to now and Gunn has actually got two comic book films on the slate, one for MarvelGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – and the other for DCThe Suicide Squad. Directors have switched between the studios before, but it’s unprecedented for one to have a working relationship with both concurrently.

By all accounts, Marvel Studios and DC Films are happy to share Gunn, with it understood by all that his immediate priority is The Suicide Squad and once he’s done with that, he’ll helm his Guardians threequel. For DC producer Peter Safran, he hopes that this Gunn business will put to bed the longtime Marvel/DC rivalry between fans, which he labels as “absurd.
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