James Gunn Doesn’t Care About Marvel vs DC

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 writer and director, in a joint interview with Greg McLean –  the director of his newest film The Belko Experiment – for Variety, took a break from discussing his latest project to chime in on the long standing “feud.”

“I just don’t find any room in my headspace for thinking my movies are superior or inferior to someone else’s. It seems like such a waste of my brain space to be thinking like that. I really just think about how can I make, for instance right now, how can I make ‘Guardians Vol. 2’ the greatest spectacle film of all time? That’s all I care about so that’s what I concentrate on. I don’t really think about Marvel versus DC.

And also any time a Marvel movie comes out that isn’t as good as I wished it was or anytime a DC movie comes out that isn’t as I wished it was, I’m disappointed because I love these characters. I grew up reading Marvel and DC comics. I want them all to be good.

And I also want them all to be good just for selfish purposes because when superhero movies are good people go and see other superhero movies. It’s not like only Marvel or only DC can make money. If they both make great movies, they’ll both help each other make money.”

The Belko Experiment premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10th, 2016 and will be released on March 17th, 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will be released two months later on May 5th.

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