Now that he’s taking over the DCU as DC Studios’ co-CEO, James Gunn is addressing whether he might consider returning to Marvel later on.
James Gunn discusses the chances of a return Wonder after taking over the position of co-leadership DCU. Joined the MCU in 2014 over Guardians of the GalaxyGunn became an integral part of the franchise and established the ragtag band of cosmic heroes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and even Avengers: Infinity War. However, following his brief 2018 sacking from Marvel, Warner Bros. rushed in and recruited him to the helm The Suicide Squadwhich then culminated in the spinoff show peacemaker. Gunn may have returned to the MCU to spearhead it Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, but after that he will work exclusively on the DCU as co-CEO of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran.
Speak with ET, Gunn was asked if he plans to return to Marvel once his stint at DC is over. As he has said repeatedly in the past, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will wrap up the current version of The Cosmic Team, with the film also serving as his final project in the MCU – for now. The filmmaker is keeping the door open to a possible Marvel Studios comeback, but in the meantime he reiterates that he will be exclusive to DC after the upcoming Threequel. Read Gunn’s full answer below:
At least for now. I mean never say never. Who knows? But for now yes.
If Gunn after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
For context, since his hiring, reports have indicated that Gunn’s exclusive contract with DCU will run for four years. During this time, he will oversee the Warner Bros. comic book franchise, which has dealt with many issues in the past. But with him and Safran at the helm, there’s an expectation that DCU will finally have a clearer future. The length of Gunn’s contract doesn’t mean an extension isn’t on the cards – it will all boil down to how his and Safran’s time as DCU co-CEOs unfolds. If things go well, Warner Bros. will likely want to keep her for longer.
It’s not surprising that Gunn doesn’t completely close the door to work in the MCU. Despite his dismissal Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he had a good relationship with the people at Marvel Studios. In fact, Kevin Feige has expressed his support for Gunn’s new role at DC and even said he’ll be keen to see what the filmmaker does under Warner Bros. comic franchise. Against this background, it is understandable that both sides are willing to work together again in the future.
At this point it is best to treat Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Gunn’s last MCU project. Several factors play a role in its potential Wonder film, so it’s hard to hope he’ll be back with Feige and his team after four years. Realistically, he could stick with it direct current in the next decade as they are currently planning the next 10 years of the franchise.
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