Remember that brief period when Marvel lost its damn mind and fired James Gunn? Well, during that time he went over to Warner Bros. and made The Suicide Squad, only to be hired back by Marvel for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as well as a holiday special. So Gunn is one of the few filmmakers with feet on both sides of the rivalry. But with his recent hiring to lead the newly-branded DC Studios his allegiance will be one-sided, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige has something to say about it.
THR caught up with Feige at last night’s premier of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and he made it known he’s very happy for Gunn and his new job…
“I speak to James almost every day,” said Feige. “We have a wonderful thing called the “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” coming out. We have a wonderful thing called “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” coming out in May. How he’ll have any time to work on DC until May I don’t know, but once he does have the time I’ll be very excited. I’ll be first in line.”
Despite everything that went down a few years ago, Gunn’s relationship with Marvel and Feige is strong. And who knows? After Gunn’s four-year commitment to DC Studios is up, what’s to stop him from coming back to the MCU for something new?
Next up for Gunn is the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on November 25th, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on May 5th 2023.