James Gunn is a well-known filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer. He has been a significant figure in the film industry for over a decade and is widely recognized for his work in the superhero movie genre. While Gunn started with the Guardians of the Galaxy, he was fired from the MCU after his controversial posts on the #Metoo movement in the entertainment industry. DC saw this as a perfect opportunity to swoop him in for directing The Suicide Squad (2021).
Later, Marvel invited James Gunn back to direct the third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and also its television spin-off. After the two successful projects with MCU Gunn returned and continued to work with DC. Despite working so closely with rival production houses, he is loved by the fans. The same was on display recently when his fans jumped in to support the director from an internet troll.
James Gunn’s fans defend him against criticism for casting Sean Gunn in multiple DCU projects
James Gunn recently came under the firing line for casting his brother Sean Gunn in multiple DCU projects. The latter is set to star as Maxwell Lord in the new DC universe being led by his brother. Interestingly, the director once claimed that he wouldn’t cast one actor to play multiple characters.
When James Gunn was questioned about the same, he replied by suggesting that’s different in the case of voice actors like Sean Gunn who has played multiple roles in Creature Commandos. The director’s fans were also quick to jump in and defend him on X/Twitter. Take a look at some of the fan reactions below:
Please and Please again. Get a life. You can't circle your whole life around a single person and what he does. Gunn is working,you're just a Zack Snyder fan who makes it hard to love Zack because you hate anything he's not involved in. Get a life.
— Kenor Salazar (@moonshot_678) December 10, 2023
Can you please explain then how this is him lying, and not his detractors cherry picking things he said and ignoring other things that don’t fit their agenda
— Michael (Andor era) (@MJediB03) December 10, 2023
Y'all make shit up and get mad when you're wrong. He's literally been saying the same thing the whole time.
— Nerd-Tastic (@nerd_istic) December 10, 2023
So fucking weird how obsessed some people are with every thing he does…like do literally anything else with your life
— Sean Lilly (@SLilly2321) December 10, 2023
More or less insane than your borderline troubling fixation on every time he breathes a word about DC. Relax, champ.
— NOEL (he/him) (@MrBartocci) December 10, 2023
Y’all are embarrassing yourselves and the rest of us Snyderfans with this strawman bullshit.
There’s plenty of legitimate criticism to have about Gunn but misrepresenting what he said is not one of them
— Matt Conroy (@mcvenom85) December 10, 2023
What are the projects that James Gunn is working on for DC?
James Gunn is currently working on arguably the most highly anticipated movie for DC, Superman: Legacy which is written and directed by him. The movie will be his second film directed in the DC Cinematic Universe and is scheduled to be released on 11th July 2025
Other than Superman: Legacy, Gunn is creating and writing DC Studios’ upcoming adult-animated television series, Creature Commandos which is expected to be released in 2024. He has also worked on DC’s current television series Peacemaker, which started streaming last year on HBO Max. The series is based on a DC Comics character by the same name. That said, it will be interesting to see how his upcoming projects perform worldwide.