James Gunn Planning More DC Projects?

James Gunn is working on a new project with DC. Here's what we know.

By Hayden Mears | Published

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When The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO Max in August, James Gunn will have released superhero films for the two biggest comic book companies on the planet. His work on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies earned him a spot in the hearts of superhero fans everywhere, and his story for The Suicide Squad looks to be just as entertaining. Now, we are hearing word that the popular director is hard at work on an unknown DC television series. Our source? Gunn himself!

James Gunn took to Twitter a few days ago to respond to a fan who asked him if The Suicide Squad was going to be his only contribution to the DC mythos. Gunn, being as incongruously generous and tight-lipped as he is, replied. You can check out his response below:


There you have it, folks. We have no idea what it is yet or when to expect it or even if we will hear about it even remotely soon, but it appears that James Gunn is making some serious progress on an unknown, untitled DC project. Gunn’s ideas are pretty out-there, even if one of the most shocking teases in The Suicide Squad trailer was done by Robot Chicken first.

As beloved as James Gunn is, he is no stranger to controversy. In July 2018, Disney fired him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after people unearthed old tweets of Gunn’s that saw the director joking about touchy topics. The Mouse House promptly re-hired him, but discourse surrounding what he said and its negative impact continued for months after the incident. Regardless, he seems to have recovered quite nicely, and it will be interesting to see how his work has evolved moving forward.

Up next, James Gunn is helming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is still a ways off but is definitely coming. He is also directing the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which is currently slated for release in late 2022. There is no word yet on what he is doing after he completes those two projects. Hopefully, we will hear something sooner rather than later! The DC Extended Universe needs talented, offbeat directors such as Gunn to help steer its films and shows in the direction of quality, so here’s to hoping The Suicide Squad does well.

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It is honestly anyone’s guess as to what James Gunn is working on. Heck, it could just be John Cena’s upcoming Peacemaker series. We know next to nothing about this project, but we also have our theories about what it could be. Whatever DC property he ends up tackling, it would need to be something with ample room for him to be silly with his characters and concepts. He did, after all, make Guardians of the Galaxy weird, wild, and occasionally trippy, so whatever he is directing would need to be in a similar vein.

James Gunn’s highly anticipated The Suicide Squad will hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on August 6, 2021. Will you be checking it out? Let us know!