'Guardians of the Galaxy' director James Gunn says he wouldn't be against helming a DC movie
Gunn lets it slip that he's had the opportunity to shoot a DC movie and that he wouldn't be against the idea in the future
Filmmaker James Gunn shot to fame back in 2014 when he helmed what many considered to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most left-left project yet, 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
The movie went on to become a critical and commercial success, grossing over $700 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing superhero film of the year.
The ragtag group of hastily assembled superheroes took the world by storm and set the platform for Disney and Marvel to take a punt on standalone movies for some of the lesser-known heroes such as Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and now, Captain Marvel. And of course, it played its part in setting up the ultimate culmination of a decade of Marvel movies in the recently-released 'Avengers: Infinity War.'
But what if in some alternate universe, Gunn was the prized asset of Marvel's fierce adversaries DC Comics instead? It's not a thought beyond the realms of possibility either, with Gunn himself confirming on Twitter that he had indeed been given the opportunity to take on a project for the Warner Brothers-owned DCEU.
Gunn was posed the question by a random Twitterati, who asked whether the director would consider taking up a DC movie if given the chance.
While Gunn did not give an ironclad answer, his answer of "I've been given the opportunity. But who knows. Maybe?" suggests there is some wiggle room and that he would not be averse to a future project.
While it is unclear what project Gunn turned down, Syfy speculates that it might have been 'Doom Patrol,' a movie about a superhero team of super-powered misfits from the DC Universe who were dubbed 'The World's Strangest Heroes.' Sound familiar?
This is not the first time that he has carefully not ruled out the possibility either. Back in 2016, while answering a fan Q&A on his personal Facebook page, Gunn had said, "I've had opportunities to make DC films, but I haven't said yes to anything and not sure I would at this time."
Currently, Gunn is working on the third installment of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3' which is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2020.
The movie takes places after the events of 'Avengers: Infinity War' in which Starlord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) all fell victim to the titan Thanos' rampage.
However, despite their deaths, both Pratt and Bautista have confirmed they will be returning for the movie, providing fans an indication of what might happen in Avengers 5 in 2019. Pratt had let slip of his return during an interview with MTV while promoting 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' and also said that the film would commence filming next February.
There is sufficient hype around the movie, which will be the last in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' franchise, with Gunn claiming that it would set the stage for 'the next 10 to 20 years of Marvel movies.'