Marvel boss Kevin Feige has spoken up about James Gunn’s new role as DC Studios’ co-CEO, saying, “I’ll be first in line to see anything he does.”
Speaking to Deadline at the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Feige briefly spoke on the megaton announcement that Gunn, alongside producer Peter Safran, would be in control of the future of Superman, Batman, and the rest of the DC heroes and villains.
Kevin Feige on James Gunn joining DC: “I’ll be first in line to see anything he does” pic.twitter.com/spptngC2jF
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He also joked that he’s not quite done with Marvel yet, as he still has The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on the horizon.
“Well, he’s got a lot of work to do for Marvel between now and May, which he is well aware of, but after that, I’ll be first in line to see anything he does,” Feige said.
Gunn had been working for Marvel since the first Guardians of the Galaxy film and was fired from the third Guardians film after controversial tweets of his resurfaced from 2008 and 2009. Following his firing, apologize hed, saw huge support from fans and co-workers, and switched to DC to write and direct The Suicide Squad.
He was then reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and now his path will take him back to DC for good after telling that final story of Star-Lord and the rest of the Guardians.
Gunn will be in charge of the creative side of DC Studios while Safran will handle business and production elements. Gunn and Safran will continue to direct and produce, respectively, and will both report to WB Discovery CEO David Zaslav.
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