What happens when one of the greatest producers and directors shouts their genre? Well, that’s what we’re asking ourselves now when James Gunn opened the space for superhero movies.
While it’s not on the level of talking about “superhero fatigue” on Twitter, Suicide squad the director feels the genre is terrified. In a recent interview with SFX magazine, the filmmaker dropped one of his usual hot extracts. When asked if he enjoys newer superheroes, he expressed that the genre feels like ideas are running out.
“They’re mostly boring for me right now! [Laughs]. I loved them in the beginning, and there are still people trying to do different things [with them], so it’s not a one hundred percent rule, but many of them are boring, ”Gunn says.
Well, there’s no doubt that superhero movies have been going hard for a while now, and only a few actually break the mold. But one of the biggest names currently working on comics says it, it’s pretty surprising.
But on the flip side, it seems like everyone is preparing for a new seismic change as Marvel’s fourth phase is preparing for some madness in the multiverse, and DCEU is always in a changing state. Could this new era brighten things up for James Gunn and many others, or could the filmmakers snooze into this revival?
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Suicide squad sees James Gunn directing Actors that include Suicide squad returned Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller) and new DCEU additions Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Jennifer Holland , David Dastmalchian, Joaquín Cosío, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, John Cena, Pete Davidson, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Julio Ruiz, Steve Agee, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and Sylvester Stallone.
Suicide Squad will be released on July 30 in the UK and August 6 in the US