Marvel’s Kevin Feige has no issues with James Gunn working for DC Studios.
During last night’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in Hollywood, Marvel’s Kevin Feige was asked about James Gunn’s DC Studios move. Gunn has a long history with Marvel, having so far worked on three Guardians of the Galaxy movies and a Holiday Special coming to Disney Plus, but the filmmaker is now heading to Warner Bros. Discovery to run the studio’s DC division alongside Peter Safran, the producer behind the Aquaman and Shazam! movies.
“I speak to James [Gunn] almost every day,” Kevin Feige told The Hollywood Reporter. “We have a wonderful thing called the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special coming out. We have a wonderful thing called Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 coming out in May. How he’ll have any time to work on DC until May I don’t know, but once he does have the time, I’ll be very excited. I’ll be first in line.”
As reported on Friday, James Gunn and Peter Safran have signed a four-year deal to spearhead DC’s film, television and animation efforts at Warner Bros. Discovery. The two start on November 1st. The contract makes Gunn exclusive to DC, meaning that he can’t work for Marvel after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, at least for the foreseeable future.
James Gunn’s future at DC
Prior to his hiring as the co-head of DC Studios, James Gunn wrote and directed The Suicide Squad and developed its spin-off series Peacemaker for the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. Peacemaker has already been renewed for a second season, which is expected to begin filming next year, but Gunn is aso working on a top secret DC Comics movie.
James Gunn is expected to focus on the creative direction of the DC Universe while Peter Safran will handle business and production. They will report directly to Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav and coordinate with Warner Bros. Film Group co-heads Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter