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Did James Gunn DISS DC actors? Director gives reason for casting Marvel stars

James Gunn is leading the new era of the DC Universe and has already ruffled too many feathers
James Gunn believes people can both love Marvel and DC (Matt Winkelmeyer/ Getty Images| Marvel and DC)
James Gunn believes people can both love Marvel and DC (Matt Winkelmeyer/ Getty Images| Marvel and DC)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: American filmmaker James Gunn is back in the news as he faces Round Two of fan backlash as he starts casting for the new era of DC films. DC movie fans are up in arms on Twitter as they feel the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director will 'Marvel-ize' the DCEU. The filmmaker, known for creating great superhero films, also maintains a rather close-knit relationship with actors he has collaborated with before. So much so that he went on record to state that he would love to work on an individual basis with 'GotG' actors from the MCU, like Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff, again at his "new job."

A DC film fanatic tweeted his outrage at the filmmaker's preference, asking him not to “encourage” his Guardians cast to “follow” him to DCU, suggesting he “find fresh actors that can craft brilliant characters and forge new memories for audiences.” Gunn responded with a set of facts to make people understand the process that goes into casting actors for specific roles. 


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“We have hundreds of roles to cast. As I’ve always done, some will be brand new faces, some will be actors I’ve worked with before, & some will be actors you know who I’ve never worked with,” Gunn tweeted. “What matters most is the actor fits the role & they’re easy to work with.” 


Last year in December, Gunn had announced that Henry Cavill will not be returning as the 'Man of Steel' as they were scripting a film with a younger version of the superhero, before declaring that 'Superman' was "a huge priority” in the new era of the DC Universe.

“In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill,” he tweeted. “But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.” Gunn also dropped the bomb about releasing some of the rough ideas in the upcoming DC era. Everyone has been on tenterhooks about which DC superheroes will get their standalone film in DCEU's Gunn era lineup and the filmmaker promises the list will be out by the end of January. Fingers crossed.