James Gunn Unites Marvel & DC Fans With Message Ahead Of ‘The Suicide Squad’

Filmmaker James Gunn has shared a message to unite Marvel and DC Fans ahead of The Suicide Squad.

James Gunn might be busy starting production on The Suicide Squad, but his colleagues from his time working on Guardians of the Galaxy sent him a thoughtful present to say congratulations. The director then took the time to explain on Twitter that Marvel and DC fans are more alike than they might think, while also showing off the scrapbook he’d been given.

On Twitter, James Gunn included a look at the scrapbook that has a variety of photos from his time working on Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel and DC fans to appreciate. But he also went on to discuss the idea that it’s possible to be a fan of either Marvel or DC without wanting to “tear the other down,” saying that he’s a fan of both companies. James Gunn also mentioned that both studios spur each other on, as they believe that what’s good for one studio is generally good for all. Take a look at the scrapbook below.

And here’s James Gunn’s full message to Marvel and DC fans:

“As I’ve said so many times, at the end of the day, Marvel and DC fans have a lot more in common than they do not. I am now & have been for almost all my life, both. Maybe you like one more than the other – that’s cool – but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them all or that you have to tear the other down. I know I & my partners at both Marvel and DC believe what’s good for one studio is generally good for all: spurring each other on daily with heartfelt, spectacular and innovative entertainment that keeps audiences around the world loving movies based on or inspired by sequential art.”

What do you think about James Gunn’s thoughts on Marvel and DC fans? Let us know in the comments section!

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on the James Gunn movie and the future of the DC Extended Universe!

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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