Taking center stage with the release of “The Suicide Squad”, James Gunn is not yet done with the DC Universe. The director is said to be working on a new project from the comics and no one can expect him to plan.
James Gunn and DC, the beginning of a romance?
Switched from Marvel to DC following a temporary breakup with Disney, James Gunn found himself at the helm of The Suicide Squad. Risky project whose mission is to make people forget the shipwreck of David Ayer. The film has just arrived in our theaters and receives a shower of positive reviews (see our review). The director has succeeded and will now return to take care of another team, with Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and the Holiday Special planned on Disney +. By his own words, he won’t continue at Marvel afterwards. But we could still continue to find him in the world of superheroes, on the DC side. A user called him on Twitter, asking him if he had discussed with Warner about another project that would come after The Suicide Squad and the series Peacemaker. Request to which the director responded positively.
Discussions are not enough to get excited but an interview at Screenrant allows us to do that. The director reveals to the American media thathe is working on a new project which could surprise the public:
It is not what you expect.
As long as nothing is announced, we cannot say that a new film is officially in preparation. Development may fail along the way, but DC / Warner should be happy with early feedback on The Suicide Squad. Enough to make you want to continue working with James Gunn. Considering all the trouble they have had, compared to Marvel, in the use of their characters, such an ally does not refuse to raise the bar.
What can be his new project?
James Gunn once explained that he discussed a Superman movie before dealing with The Suicide Squad. He also expressed the desire to do two other projects at DC. As a great connoisseur of comics, it goes without saying that he must have a ton of ideas to exploit. We’d be tempted to imagine him making a Harley Quinn-related feature film, but that path seems too obvious and his statement tends towards something more surprising. We just have to wait to see if this project is confirmed. Since he has to deliver Guardians of the Galaxy 3 for May 3, 2023, a new DC film cannot be released until at least 2024.