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"The hierarchy of power in the DC universe really is changing.

In a stunning turn of events, filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran have been tapped to lead DC’s film, TV and animation efforts as co-chairs and co-CEOs of DC Studios, a newly formed division at Warner Bros. that will replace DC Films...

Gunn will focus on the creative side of things, while Safran will focus on the business and production side. Both are expected to continue to direct and produce projects, respectively. They will report directly to Zaslav and work closely with Warners film bosses De Luca and Pamela Abdy. Sources say the deal runs four years and Gunn will be exclusive to DC. The goal is for them not just to be producers, but to truly function as executives even as Gunn will occasionally hone a movie...

As for Gunn’s future at Marvel, there has been talk that he could continue on in some form after the conclusion of his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy. However, today’s news, which comes hours after Marvel touted its upcoming Gunn-directed Guardians holiday special, seems to have closed the door on his chapter in the MCU."

Sizeable shift that also affects Marvel a bit. Hopefully he can help whip the DCEU into shape. His work on The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker were a nice start.

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James Gunn is great, but I used to love him more before he randomly spoiled the ending of GotG Vol. 3 a whole year before the movie's release. For some reason no one talked about it so at least most people missed it, don't look it up.


Good for DC.

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Disney fucked up by letting Gunn go to the competition. This will level the field a bit.

Unless they completely reboot the DCU I don't think Gunn can save it.

DC animations were already great so hopefully they leave that alone.

Good for DC I guess, but I'm getting a bit tired of superhero movies. I'll go see the new Black Panther but the rest of the stuff isn't really "omg! I must go see this right away" stuff.

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