DC Studios Writer Praises James Gunn For Using Marvel Studios Approach

From being under fire to showered with praises by DC fans, James Gunn and Peter Safran have reclaimed their position as the new DC Studios co-CEOs upon unveiling the new DC Chapter 1 slate titled “Gods and Monsters”. But DC fans aren’t the only ones in awe of Gunn’s “brilliant” DC Universe slate, as even DC Studios and comics writer Tom King brought this up upon making an appearance on Word Balloon. Check out his full quote below:

“I mean, James Gunn is a genuine comic book nerd and reader and someone who’s been in it since he was a kid and passionately cares for the DC Universe,” King said, “He’s just a cool nerd which is a wonderful contradiction.”

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This isn’t the first time that James Gunn had his crew members back him up when it comes to planning the new DC slate. In fact, previously, despite his uncertain future in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Zachary Levi reassured fans who were concerned about the new DC Head’s plans that he knows what he’s doing, granted Gunn’s broad knowledge of the DC Universe.

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King continued on to say that one of the advantages James Gunn possesses is the fact that he used to work with Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige: “On top of that, [Gunn]’s a guy who has been friends with Kevin Feige and he’s been inside the Marvel machine and saw how that worked, and saw how it created amazing things.”

Despite Marvel allegedly suffering from the "Superhero Fatigue", Kevin Feige managed to address that there is no such thing and is even planning on adding another Avengers film to the multiverse saga slate. If James Gunn does plan on "perfecting" the DC Universe, he could easily take notes from what he had learned working in the MCU.

Included in the new Chapter 1 DC slate are: Creature Commandos, Waller, Superman: Legacy, Lanterns, The Authority, Paradise Lost, The Brave and The Bold, Booster Gold, Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow, and Swamp Thing.

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