WOW! Talk about coming out of nowhere. And talk about a huge “EFF YOU” to your former employer.
A little over a month ago, we touched upon the James Gunn-Guardians of the Galaxy drama and what it could mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. Now, the very same man who was shunned by one comic-book-movie megaverse is being looked at as a savior for the other one.
At this point, details are still few and far between, but as relayed by CinemaBlend it appears as though Gunn is going to be the guy to write and/or direct the next Suicide Squad movie.
Apparently, Gunn will take a different approach to the movie than what we saw in the first one. With the mixed reviews Suicide Squad received, that’s probably not such a bad idea. (I didn’t think it was terrible, per se, but it was definitely disappointing.) Exactly what this new approach entails, only time will tell, but some believe it may be a new take on the story entirely, basically giving Gunn carte blanche.
Some may be perturbed that Warner Bros. could so easily dismiss something that another industry giant saw as inexcusable. But no matter how you feel, it’s an extremely bold move from a studio that has shown in recent months that it’s not afraid to shake things up and go for the gold.
Does this mean Dave Bautista is now definitely out as Drax in the MCU, as he said he would be if Gunn didn’t return? Will the DCEU – or whichever of the still-to-be-determined multiverses Warner Bros. is trying to push – finally have a movie that rivals something in the MCU? Will a bunch of social-media warriors rise up and force Warner Bros. to reconsider?
SO MANY EXCITING THINGS COULD HAPPEN.
As I’ve said before, the jury’s out on who Gunn might be as a man, but there’s no doubt that the guy is a helluva movie-maker.
Grab your popcorn, folks. This could be a good one.