James Gunn Defends Potential DCU Casting Of Chris Pratt & Guardians Cast

The potential DC Universe casting of Chris Pratt and his Guardians of the Galaxy co-stars has been defended by James Gunn. Gunn, who directed all of the Guardians films for Marvel and is now the co-CEO of DC Studios, will likely be closing out his trilogy with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which involves theaters on May 5. Recently, Gunn made the assertion that he likes to work together with his Marvel solid, together with Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, and Karen Gillan, and he hopes he may get to work with them once more on a person foundation at his “new job.”

When a fan took umbrage with this assertion, saying that the upcoming DCU movies needs to be taking up new blood as an alternative of recycling performers, Gunn defended himself with a quote tweet.

Gunn shared that there are “hundreds of roles to cast” within the retooled DCU, which features a new Superman movie that he’s writing, although many of the titles that he and his co-CEO Peter Safran are engaged on are nonetheless unknown. He stated that he has all the time labored this manner, bringing again actors that he has labored with earlier than whereas mixing it up with newcomers who greatest match the roles.

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That assertion in regards to the director’s behavior of bringing again actors to work with him a number of occasions has definitely been confirmed true by Gunn’s earlier movies. Although the unique Guardians of the Galaxy featured a solid that was virtually totally new to him, he could not resist discovering a task for Michael Rooker, who he has beforehand solid in movies together with his directorial debut Slither in 2006. Rooker wound up enjoying Star-Lord’s father determine Yondu within the first two movies in addition to The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, re-teaming with Gunn for a short position in 2021’s The Suicide Squad as properly.

Another actor who has steadily labored with Gunn additionally began their working relationship in Slither. Castle star Nathan Fillion was the lead of the horror comedy (which additionally starred Elizabeth Banks, who would go on to star within the Gunn-produced action-horror movie Brightburn), one thing that Gunn likes to pay homage to with numerous cameos in movies together with Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad. Fillion additionally appeared in Gunn’s 2010 movie Super, the satirical undertaking that first introduced him to the eye of Marvel.

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