James Gunn Wants A Harley Quinn/Groot Movie, Says He Spoke To Marvel/WB About A Possible Crossover

While they may be rivals now, forever locked in a war for comic book supremacy, Marvel and DC Comics have crossed over in the past. While it’s doubtful that will ever happen in the world of big money superhero movies, James Gunn, who has worked for both companies as director of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad, wants to see that change.

Gunn spoke with Jake Hamilton and said he “would be really happy to do a Harley Quinn and Groot movie.”  While that may sound like wishful thinking, Gunn also revealed that he had actually spoken to Marvel and DC’s top guys about crossing over the cinematic worlds of Marvel and DC…

“I’ve actually talked about that to the heads of both Marvel and DC, but, you know, it’s like, they — you know, everybody’s open to everything, but whether anything would ever happen, who knows? But the idea of being able to bring Marvel and DC together in a movie is, that would be really fun for me.”

Feige did clarify that he didn’t speak to them about a Harley Quinn/Groot movie, though…

Could such a collison of powerhouse brands ever happen, though? By the sound of it, both sides are into the idea even if it would take for them to move mountains for it to become a reality…

“I know it’s exciting for even the heads of Marvel and DC to think about, Kevin Feige over at Marvel and Toby Emmerich over at Warner Bros. You know, it’s something we all like to dream about. Whether we could ever get through the barrage, the Berlin Wall of lawyers we would need to get through to ever make something like that happen, I don’t know, but it would be a blast.”

Gunn’s latest, The Suicide Squad, opens on August 5th.

Travis Hopson
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