James Gunn Makes DC Mystery Movie After Peacemaker Season 2

James Gunn on stage

James Gunn at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
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The man who brought the Mystery Machine to the big screen is apparently working on something mysterious for DC. James Gunn, director of The Suicide Squad and guardians of the galaxy trilogy (as well as, yes, live-action screenwriter scooby-doo movie) is gearing up for a mystery DC movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to tradeGunn is “angling for his own new DC project (or two)” and that he, along with producer Peter Safran (Shazam, Aquaman), are “in talks with Warners for a mystery film, maybe more”. It’s all maddeningly vague but comes with the caveat that no matter the project, Gunn would end up Peacemaker season 2 first.

Gunn’s trajectory through the superhero genre has been nothing short of iconic. After making an excellent independent film on the subject, Greatit exploded into the mainstream with guardians of the galaxy, a film that few fans could have predicted would be so good or successful. He quickly jumped into the sequel but, after some of his old tweets resurfaced, Marvel fired him from the next movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, that’s when he took his talents to DC and rebooted The Suicide Squad. This movie was such a hit it got its own equally awesome and irreverent HBO Max spin off, Peacemaker. Eultimately, Marvel recanted and brought it back finish his Guardians trilogy. This film is released on May 5, 2023.

And now, according to this report, the director will be bouncing back to DC next. But is it for a single film? Is it two? Is it Suicide Squad-Related? Does he want to tackle something bigger like Superman or a Batman Villain? So far Gunn himself doesn’t say it, but his track record has more than made it clear what he’s got up his sleeve, it’s worth it obtain excited.

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