James Gunn Reveals When He Informed Kevin Feige About DC Function

James Gunn and Kevin Feige pose for a photo together at a red carpet event.

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Now that James Gunn has been named one of many bosses for Warner Bros. Discovery’s DC Studios, many have questioned how rapidly he informed Marvel boss Kevin Feige and whether or not the 2 are pals.

“Not solely do I really like Kevin, he was the first particular person I informed after I did the take care of DC (@JohnCena was the 2nd),” Gunn stated in a Twitter publish.

Gunn went on to clarify that the connection between DC Studios and Marvel Studios will not be fairly as contentious as one would possibly assume, regardless of technically being enterprise rivals.

“Opposite to widespread perception, a greenback much less for Marvel will not be a greenback extra for DC. DC & Marvel have the widespread aim of retaining the theater-going expertise vibrant & alive!”

The notion {that a} rising tide raises all ships in terms of the success, or lack thereof, of comedian e book motion pictures, is definitely an fascinating dynamic to consider. It makes us ponder whether that Burger King restaurant situated straight throughout the road from a McDonald’s isn’t as a lot a ploy to learn each companies, within the grand scheme of issues, as it’s for one to have a aggressive edge over the opposite. Guess that’s sport concept for ya, we suppose.

Gunn achieved a milestone in his profession by directing the field workplace smash movie Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel in 2014. After helming the sequel, he was quickly fired from Marvel for previous, offensive tweets; basically low-brow jokes that had been made in poor style. Feige was the one that broke the information to Gunn that he had been let go by Marvel, nevertheless it was from a choice by a higher-up on the Home Mouse.

Throughout Gunn’s temporary separation from Marvel, he was employed by DC to direct The Suicide Squad. Nonetheless, Gunn was then rehired by Marvel to helm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after forged members from the franchise closely petitioned for the director’s return. Nonetheless, after Gunn’s promotion at DC, it appears he shall be a expertise unique to that firm as soon as his duties with Guardians 3 wrap up coinciding with the movie’s launch to theaters on Might 5, 2023.

With Gunn at DC and Feige at Marvel, and the pair supposedly being chummy with one another, all of it makes us ponder whether a Marvel/DC crossover movie isn’t so far-fetched, in spite of everything.