Co-chairman and CEO of the DC Studios James Gunn has long been involved in the making of superhero movies with the first being Marvel’s 2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy which he co-wrote and directed. Since then, he has written and directed many superhero films and TV series such as The Suicide Squad and the spin-off series Peacemaker.

Not so long ago, James Gunn had announced a DC extended universe reboot which has led to the division of the DC fandom. In light of this reboot, Gunn’s DC movies such as The Flash and Blue Beetle haven’t been doing too well. Recently, some of his past comments have been rediscovered and fans aren’t too happy about it as they criticize the Slither director on the social media platform X.

James Gunn
James Gunn

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James Gunn’s Past Opinions Land Him in A Difficult Position

James Gunn is a socially active celebrity and is often seen posting about DC or promoting his movies such as his recent post about Blue Beetle in which he indicated that the newly launched superhero is going to have a lot more adventures in the future. This activeness of his often sets him up for harsh criticism from netizens.

James Gunn
James Gunn

Over a decade ago, in 2012, James Gunn wrote a detailed Facebook post expressing his strong dislike for 1989’s Tim Burton’s Batman and legendary filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. DC film fans, especially the Snyderverse stans, have not let go of the grudge they hold against Gunn for those comments as one of them wrote on X: “Not enough jokes or cute animals in it for him” in response to the director’s comments about Batman Begins.

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While it has to be noted that this post is way too old to throw Gunn under the bus now, this whole discourse puts The Belko Experiment producer under a lot of pressure regarding the making of DCU’s Brave and the Bold movie which will be the first chapter of DCU’s reboot project Gods and Monsters.

James Gunn’s Opinions were Rather Harsh

A scene from James Gunn's The Suicide Squad
A scene from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad

James Gunn’s opinions on the Facebook post came along as a result of an argument with a fan over the past Batman projects. He wrote: “The Tim Burton Batman is poorly written, the soundtrack is the worst work of everyone involved.” He also emphasized that the movie is rather boring.

Gunn was also candid about his dislike for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. His comment read:

“Listen, I have problems with both Nolan’s films – I don’t think either one is classic, and I don’t even really think Batman Begins is good.”

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However, the DCU directors aren’t the only ones that have been shaded by him. He has also criticized other filmmakers on his personal Facebook. One such instance is when he said that he hasn’t seen a single good Ridley Scott movie in more than 20 years. The post was later deleted when it started to gain attention on other media platforms.

Source: Twitter

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