James Gunn and his game of troubling tweets!
Almost every comic fan has heard the name James Gunn; he is one of the most sought-out directors in the industry. The director’s name has repeatedly been mentioned as a top contender to take over the DCEU or to direct movies in the Justice League or Avengers franchises.
With movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 & 2, The Suicide Squad, and Peacemaker under his belt, things at his new workspace, aka position as the co-chief of the DC studios, seem to go very well for the ace director.
So it was understandable when many of the fans advocated for Gunn to play a more significant part in both cinematic universes, given that he directed some of the most well-liked films in the comic book superhero genre.
However, unlike his movies, the director’s tweets have a knack for striking the wrong chord and sending the netizens into a frenzy. Let’s dig into one of the tweets made by Gunn.
“Thanks for that compliment…but I would never want Walt (at DC) or Kevin (at Marvel’s) job.” – (Tweet By James Gunn on Jan 7th, 2022)
Gunn posted this tweet in response to a critic who tweeted – “just let [James Gunn] take over the DC universe.”
Drew Dietsch, the critic, wanted Gunn to take over the creative side of the DCEU. Impressed by the tweet, Gunn replied with the above tweet. When the tweet was made, Walter Hamada was then serving as the DC films president, who has now resigned.
Unfortunately for the new co-CEO of the DC Studios, The tweet does not seem to have aged well, as he now took on that very same job.
Controversial tweets were not something off-beat for Gunn; he was seen making multiple controversial and sensitive tweets till a while back. So much so that, following the exposure of numerous social media posts Gunn had written before helming the Guardians of the Galaxy series, he was expelled from the Marvel Comics Universe.
Some of his tweets were sexual and even touched upon topics like rape and pedophilia. The slew of tweets got him into several troubles with the fans and the studio, and the above one definitely didn’t age well for him.
But do we all possess the same mentality after ten years?
Yes, James Gunn made mistakes and was offensive in the past, but if fans can criticize him in his bad phase, why not stick by him when he is trying to be better?
Even big stars from the DC roaster got his back with the recent announcement. (Yes, That includes Zack Snyder)
Don’t take our word, Have a look at Gunn’s own comments below.
“Anyway, that’s the completely honest truth: I used to make a lot of offensive jokes. I don’t anymore. I don’t blame my past self for this, but I like myself more and feel like a more full human being and creator today. Love you to you all.”
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This was the tweet made by Gunn in 2018, and it has been a long time since then; can we get to see the new and redefined James Gunn as claimed? Only time will tell, and as comic book fans, we all love his work which makes him the right choice to be in the position.