Yesterday, during his latest Q&A with his fans, filmmaker James Gunn, who became an overnight A-list director after the success of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, was asked to share his thoughts on Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad. He was also asked if he was offered the opportunity to direct a film in the DC Cinematic Universe, which property would he like to tackle.
"I thought there was some amazing action sequences in Man of Steel, but I haven't seen the other two films," Gunn shared, and then he made a surprising reveal. "I've had opportunities to make DC films, but I haven't said yes to anything, and not sure I would at this time. I've talked before about which projects appeal to me the most IF I was into making one, and it's always Shazam and Metal Men and Swamp Thing and Johan Hex and a few other DC IPs I've enjoyed for a great deal of my life."
Seeing as though Shazam is the only DC property Gunn mentioned that's currently in the pipeline, you have to wonder if WB/New Line approached Gunn about helming the film, which will star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Black Adam and be released in April of 2019.
Also of note: Gunn was asked by another fan which female comic book character he would like to bring to the big screen. "Maybe Batgirl," he answered. "Cassandra Cain version."
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.