DC Studios' James Gunn Shockingly Berates Marvel Studios' Post-Production Process

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There's no denying that Marvel Studios has solidified itself as a major force to be reckoned with in the superhero film genre but that's not to say that everything it puts out has been gold. In fact, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been criticized for the apparent decline in quality when Phase Four started.

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Now, DC Studios head James Gunn is offering his insight on what Marvel Studios does right and which aspect they should strengthen. While the Guardians of the Galaxy director did state that he admires the studio's persistence, he's not exactly a fan of the post-production process which according to him tends to include some last-minute work.

Speaking with Gizmodo, Gunn said: "Marvel didn’t have everything completely worked out ahead of time. But they did a lot of things really well, one of which is not giving up. And I really love that about Kevin [Feige] and Lou [D’Esposito] and the whole gang. I’ve seen them turn bad movies into okay movies, okay movies into good movies, and good movies into great movies because they do not fucking stop."

He would later criticize Marvel's editing style. saying it can be a little too much. Gunn added: "They give it whatever it needs to make it as good as it can possibly be until the 11th hour. And they’ll be editing the day before the premiere. It’s a lot. Too much."

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Gunn may have just confirmed that there's validity to the visual effects artists' complaints against Marvel's working conditions. If you may recall, the studio drew flak last year after a number of VFX artists complained about being overworked. Obviously, this is something Gunn plans to avoid now that he's in charge of the DCU.

The DCU's first chapter begins with Superman: Legacy, hitting cinemas on July 11, 2025. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania premieres this February 17.

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