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James Gunn Hopes His DC Universe Can Dodge This MCU Pitfall
James Gunn is currently organizing a cinematic reboot of the DC Comics universe for Warner Bros. He is hoping to avoid the story and villain problem that the MCU is facing.
Speaking to Deadline in 2023, Gunn revealed that superhero fatigue is real and that he aims to avoid it with the DCU by focusing on character instead of story.
Gunn lightly criticized using a universe-wide cataclysm, as seen in "Infinity War." Gunn felt that erasing half of the universe would be too dramatic to recover from.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy” director said, “There's this worldwide, universe-wide event that happened. And in truth, everybody would be stark raving mad at this point.”
"So it's hard to write stories in the wake of that. Which is why the 'Guardians' movies have been easier, because they're set outside of that a little bit," Gunn added.
So now that universe-wide murders and world-shattering threats are a complete snore, Gunn is planning to scale back and focus on character for the DCEU rebuild.