James Gunn Shockingly Criticizes Superhero Films, Calls Most of Them 'Boring'

Credit: Marvel Studios

Credit: Marvel Studios

It can't be denied that James Gunn is one of Hollywood's most prolific and sought-after filmmakers right now. Quite frankly, it wouldn't be an exaggeration at all to say that a large part of his success as a director can be credited to his involvement in the world of superheroes, having helmed both Marvel and DC projects. However, despite all that, the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad director is seemingly growing tired of superhero films.

In an interview with SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar), Gunn shockingly criticized today's superhero films and even went as far as calling them "boring".

He said: "They're mostly boring to me right now! [Laughs]. I loved them at the beginning and there are still people trying to do different things [with them], so it's not a 100 percent rule, but a lot of them are boring.." While he didn't exactly name which superhero films he was referring to, the scene is only dominated by two comic book giants as of the moment so yeah, you do the math.

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Gunn is known for being straightforward and outspoken but I don't think he'll gain a lot of fans with his choice of words. To be fair, the director is often regarded by fans as a visionary and he's proven on multiple occasions that he can create a superhero film that doesn't exactly follow a certain formula, goes against the grain, and actually ends up becoming successful.

Meanwhile, James Gunn's "soft reboot" of The Suicide Squad hits HBO Max on August 5, 2021.

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