During a press conference for the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, James Gunn revealed that the possibility of a crossover between Marvel and DC has already been discussed by both studios.
“I’m sure that’s more likely now, but it’s still many years away,” he said. “I would be lying if I said we didn’t discuss it. But all the discussions were very, very light and fun,” he added.
Gunn, who is now CEO of DC Studios, confirmed that “there’s always the possibility” of that happening, but that the focus now is another: “I think it would be something fun for fans to see. But I think the moment now is more about structuring the Marvel and DC universes and try to make them as strong as possible”.
Gunn added that he is “very friendly” and “talks all the time” with Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios. He also explained that while there is a certain amount of rivalry between superhero companies, both have the same goal of “strengthening the movie-going experience”.
“Kevim and I are very good friends. There will always be a rivalry between Marvel and DC, of course, but what really matters to me is strengthening the movie-going experience. And the movie-going experience is something that survives the great movies of today”.
Asked about a possible saturation of superhero movies, Gunn replied: “I think there is a fatigue, but that has nothing to do with superheroes. It has to do with the type of stories that are being told. , we love Superman. We love Batman. We love Iron Man because they’re these amazing characters that we hold in our hearts. If it becomes just a bunch of silliness on screen, it gets really boring.”
And he added: “I get tired of most blockbusters, with the routine of not having a well-founded story. And that has nothing to do with the fact that they are superhero movies. If you don’t have a good story at the base , never mind the designs and visual effects, it gets tiresome”.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” marks Gunn’s last contribution as director at Marvel. About to direct “Superman: Legacy”, he said his friend Feige supported him in his transition to DC.
In his new role, Gunn is planning a new DC universe that will be told in movies, series and video games. The first list of Gunn’s new Universe includes, in addition to “Superman: Legacy”, “Supergirl: World of Tomorrow” and “The Bold and the Brave”, a film starring Batman and Robin.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is scheduled to open in theaters on May 4 in Brazilian theaters, while “Superman: Legacy” should only be released in July 2025.
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