James Gunn Just Went On An Epic Rant About DC Hate
It's no secret that there's a pocket in the comic community that engages in heated debates over their preference of Marvel or DC. Well, maybe "debates" isn't the right word. It's more like "screaming at each other online." Most recently, the centerpiece of arguments between these people was Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, a divisive movie that some people liked and some didn't. It has gotten to be a bit of a problem and director James Gunn is done with all the hating. He took to social media to rant about the Marvel/DC rivalry and to urge people to just get over it.
James Gunn is well known as the director of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movies and he's made himself very approachable to fans thanks to his social media posts. The downside of this that he also gets dragged into fan arguments about the merits of Marvel vs DC, something he doesn't see the point of or have the patience for. He took to Twitter to post a seven tweet long mini-rant about DC hate, citing the reaction to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice as an example. Gunn wrote that any time he talks about DC, no matter what it is, the comments section inevitably turns sour.
The director continued to post more on the subject and wrote that he just doesn't understand the point of arguing about a movie with such vitriol. BVS was almost two years ago, after all, so what purpose does getting worked up about it serve? He also writes that DC and Marvel fans have more in common with each other than most other people in the world, so fighting just drives them apart.
Finally, James Gunn asked that at the very least, people need to stop tagging him in these arguments. He's not going to take a side and he's already had to mute certain people. Just because Gunn works for Marvel doesn't mean he can't like a DC movie. Gunn had nothing but praise for Patty Jenkins and the success of Wonder Woman, so it's silly to think he's only going to like Marvel movies for the rest of his life.
Hopefully, the discourse for Justice League will be a bit friendlier. The superhero blockbuster hits theaters on November 17, 2017. Make sure to pre-order your tickets at the link here (opens in new tab). To learn more about the movie, check out our comprehensive guide.
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