Director James Gunn is getting one of the best of each worlds by helming DC’s THE SUICIDE SQUAD and returning to the MCU by directing the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie. As a filmmaker, it places him in a very uncommon area to dabble with each comedian ebook entities so it comes as no shock that the director has playfully pitched the concept of crossing over The Suicide Squad with The Guardians of the Galaxy.
In response to a fan on Twitter, Gunne revealed that he has talked to Marvel and DC execs previously about doing a Guardians of the Galaxy and Suicide Squad crossover. Gunn does level out that he simply “casually talked to the powers-that-be” about the crossover concept and that it is not possible to occur however he does not consider it is an impossibility both. Check out Gunn’s Twitter exchange under:
I’ve casually talked to the powers-that-be at each Marvel & DC about it. I’d love for it to occur. I don’t suppose it’s doubtless, however I don’t suppose it’s an impossibility both. THAT SAID, simply always seeing crossovers & mashups is much less enchanting to me than a sturdy story. https://t.co/mJ8GQzSI4j
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 17, 2021
Such a crossover could be very unlikely to occur however each firms have collided a handful of occasions in comedian ebook type. The most up-to-date crossover between the 2 rival firms occurred about 18 years in the past. Both entities collectively printed “DC vs. Marvel” and “JLA/Avengers” comics in 1996 and 2003. Both of those points function some iconic crossover moments, reminiscent of Darkseid wielding the Infinity Gauntlet and Wonder Woman lifting Thor’s hammer. Back in 1976, Marvel and DC additionally printed a crossover of Superman and Spider-Man beneath the title, “Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man.” Making this all occur in live-action film type, is a bit extra of a logistical difficulty. Contracts would doubtless require strict stipulations that would come with a truthful or equal quantity of display time for every character, which may be a huge headache with a enormous ensemble that includes The Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad. There can be the difficulty of merchandising rights as a result of an occasion movie like this could be a merchandising bonanza and each firms would need a huge piece of the pie.
While Gunn has casually introduced this up to each Marvel and DC, the director does appear extra fascinated with a strong story somewhat than attempting to create the final word mashup. It’s a type of issues the place this idea is enjoyable to suppose about but when the story is not there, it would not be price it. In one other tweet, Gunn says “I find it disconcerting at times that many folks seem more interested in crossovers, cameos, references & post-credit scenes than they do the actual story & characters of a specific film! When making a film I spend 99.9% of my time thinking about story & character & .1% the rest.” I’m glad to see that James Gunn has his priorities straight.
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