As co-CEO of DC Studios you can see that right now The Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special land on disney plus, James Gunn will be more than used to criticism from both sides of the comics divide, even though he’s only been in his new leadership role for a few weeks.
The filmmaker hasn’t emphasized that it’s entirely possible (and even actively encouraged) to enjoy both, but the sense of tribalism that always drives Marvel and DC devotees to outdo each other by any means possible, has been around a lot longer than the internet, so it’s never going away.
Gunn also has to deal with MCU fanatics questioning some of his creative choices, but the Twitter-lucky ones peacemaker The Architect is always more than happy to offer a succinct rebuttal that more often than not burns his critics.
It just went away and happened again, with him Holiday Special‘s revelation that Rocket finally got the Christmas present he’d always wanted didn’t sit well with one “fan,” especially.
As well-crafted and thoughtful as Gunn’s response was, it’s still basically the equivalent of saying “hard shit, I make the decisions and there’s nothing you can do about it.” On the plus side, now that we know that Sebastian Stans Winter Soldier is missing his enhanced appendage, it opens the door for another subplot that can potentially be explored in both Captain America: New World Order or thunderboltsbecause we would like to know how Nebula managed to hit him so hard that she ran away with his arm.
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