It’s fair to say that James Gunn got his fair share of the repercussion of the dark joke he made on pedophilia. His apologies were backed up by the fact that he’s the man behind the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ that we’ve fallen in love. He might not be such a great man, but without him, people will lose a really important part in the Marvel Universe.
And now, Marvel fans may have to bid him goodbye again. Because Gunn may prefer over the darker route DC Universe takes.
Let’s face it: we want it darker.
We are no more the same 12-year-old kids who spend our summer days reading amazing superheroes who kick the villains’ ass. We are grown-up adults with imagination who want to see real characters as they experience development throughout the story. They may face challenges, internal conflicts, etc, and they may not always win.
Marvel movies, ever since being acquired by Disney, has banked hard to the bright steps. Mostly because they want their movies to be rated PG-13 so parents can watch with their kids. For example, the screenwriting team of Marvel revealed that they wanted to have Captain America beheaded in the hand of Thanos.
Shame they didn’t pull that one off because either way, someone’s head did roll on the floor. Maybe because it was better to see the villain decapitated or maybe because CGI head won’t pose that much trauma on people.
James Gunn himself has included several dark humor in the script in his previous ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies. His other movies such as ‘Slither’, gained 85% of ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s a definitely dark movie. And now that he’s doing a full reboot of ‘The Suicide Squad’ for DC who won’t stop their directors from taking things to the extreme, it’s safe to say that Gunn may prefer the environment in DC.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ is not in Phase 4.
Marvel recently revealed their lineup for Phase 4 which extends to 2021 and possibly to 2022 with ‘Blade’ and ‘Fantastic 4’ release dates yet to be confirmed. No ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ seen.
James Gunn apologized on Twitter, explaining that ‘The Suicide Squad’ takes priority (since he was out of the project and DC took their chance). But ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ will definitely happen and fans don’t have to worry.
Whatever, I’m signing up for both movies while Gunn is still here.