Thursday was quite an important day for Marvel fans, with Walt Disney Pictures debuting epic looks at their upcoming films at the CCXP convention in Brazil. Among these was the first full trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, James Gunn’s highly anticipated culmination of his Marvel Studios work. The idea of Gunn’s swan song with the franchise has taken on a whole new meaning in recent months, now that he and Peter Safran have been confirmed to co-head DC Studios and oversee the upcoming movies, television shows, and more inspired by DC’s comics. On stage at CCXP, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige poked fun at Gunn’s new job, joking that he “has got some work to do elsewhere.”
“James Gunn has just been released The Guardians of the Galaxy holiday specialFeige explained. ‘He’s finishing his Guardians of the Universe trilogy, and then he’s got some work to do elsewhere, I don’t know where he’s going.”
What is James Gunn’s new role at DC?
As of last month, Gunn and Safran are co-chairs and co-CEOs of DC Studios, overseeing the vast majority of film and television projects under their umbrella. While there’s no indication of exactly what new projects we’ll see during the duo’s four-year tenure, fans and even other creatives in the superhero space are sure to be excited to see what’s in store.
“We are honored to be the stewards of these DC characters that we’ve loved since we were kids,” Gunn and Safran said in a statement. “We look forward to working with the most talented writers, directors and actors in the world to create an integrated, multi-layered universe that still allows for the individual expression of the artists involved. Our commitment to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn and the rest of DC’s stable of characters is matched only by our dedication to the wonder of human possibility that these characters represent. We are excited to revive the theater experience around the world while we have some of the greatest, greatest, and grandest stories ever told.”
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