‘Avengers’ Star Mark Ruffalo Reacts To James Gunn’s DC Studios Move

Marvel needs to watch out!

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The Marvel vs. DC rivalry is heating up as Avengers star Mark Ruffalo weighs in on James Gunn’s move to DC Studios. Gunn, known for his work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series, has now taken on the role of running the DC division of Warner Bros. Discovery alongside producer Peter Safran. The move broke the internet, with fans and industry insiders alike wondering what it means for superhero adaptations and the future of the DC Universe.

At the recent Emerald City Comic-Con, Mark Ruffalo was asked about his thoughts on James Gunn’s DC Studios hiring and what advice he would give the company. Instead of offering advice, Ruffalo showed support for Gunn, saying, “I would say, hire James Gunn, cause nobody does it better. And Marvel should be sweating because James Gunn is a really gifted filmmaker and I think he’s going to be amazing for that franchise.”

It’s no secret that Marvel and DC have been in competition for years, at least in the eyes of fans, with both studios vying for the top spot in the superhero genre. But with James Gunn and Peter Safran now at the helm of DC, could we see a shift in the balance of power?

The future of the DC Universe

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.

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Source: The Direct

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.