During an interview with CinePop, James Gunn discussed whether or not his anti-Superman film Brightburn caused issues with DC.
James Gunn’s Brightburn offers a horrifying glimpse at what could unfold if someone with Superman-type powers arrived on Earth and acted as a force for evil instead of good. Of course, while the James Gunn-produced film is in no way officially tied to Superman, fans cannot help but draw comparisons between Brightburn and the DC Comics hero. However, James Gunn assured audiences Brightburn did not present legal issues with DC over the similarities to Superman’s story:
“Well, no, because there’s a lot of similar stories that have been in comic books over the years from all sorts of different comic book publishers. So, yeah… and I have a pretty good relationship with DC.”
You can watch the full interview with James Gunn and Brightburn star Elizabeth Banks below!
James Gunn’s professional relationship with DC began when the filmmaker signed on to direct The Suicide Squad months after Disney fired him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. While James Gunn was later reinstated as the director of the third Guardians of the Galaxy film, he will not resume work on the Marvel Studios films until he completes The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. and DC.
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker behind Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.
Directed by David Yarovesky from a script written by Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn, Brightburn stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner.
Brightburn is now playing in theaters!
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos