James Gunn, the writer-director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and the upcoming Superman: Legacy movie, said his Superman movie would have a different tone than the Guardians movies. The co-head of DC Studios is now on a worldwide press tour for his last Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, while also working on casting for Superman: Legacy, which will feature a younger Superman iteration than the one played by Henry Cavill. Superman: Legacy is part of a new DC Universe featuring movies with Supergirl, Batman, and Robin.
Different Tones between ‘Superman: Legacy’ and ‘Guardians’
James Gunn said that his new superhero movie, Superman: Legacy, will be quite different from the Guardians franchise, despite learning much from his work with Marvel. The writer-director admitted that it’s hard to write stories following the worldwide, universe-wide event known as the Blip, which happened at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, where Thanos snapped half of the universe’s population out of existence. The missing populace returned in Avengers: Endgame, which every subsequent Marvel film and television series has had to wrestle with.
Challenges with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
Gunn revealed that he had a challenging time with the Guardians of the Galaxy members linking up with Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor at the end of Endgame. Gunn wasn’t sure how to include Thor in the upcoming Vol. 3 without compromising his original vision. Still, Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder did away with Thor and the Guardians teaming up indefinitely. Thor went his own way in the film, leaving the door open for Gunn to write Vol. 3 without Thor.
Gunn acknowledged that there is such a thing as superhero fatigue, but it has nothing to do with superheroes themselves. It has more to do with the stories told and whether a filmmaker needs to catch up on character development. Gunn believes that it is essential to have an emotionally grounded story to keep audiences engaged. He emphasized that if it becomes nonsense on the screen, it gets boring, regardless of how clever the designs and the VFX are.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Soundtrack
Music is a significant part of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, with writer-director James Gunn using it extensively in the movies. Gunn recently revealed the playlist, or Awesome Mix, for the third installment in the franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, on Twitter. The playlist is crammed with unexpected choices, such as Bruce Springsteen’s Badlands, Faith No More’s We Care A Lot, and the Flaming Lips’ Do You Realize??