Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, your social media timelines will no doubt have been inundated with backlash, bile, and negativity thrown at DC Studios’ co-CEO James Gunn for making sweeping changes to the established order since taking control alongside Peter Safran.
In the filmmaker-turned-executive’s defense, his job is literally to do what Dwayne Johnson couldn’t and turn the hierarchy of power inside out, and you need to crack some high-quality eggs to create an omelet to lead a faltering shared universe into a bold and bold new future.
Henry Cavill’s Superman exit and Zack Snyder’s love sprees have resulted in one of DC fandom’s most iconic campaigns, the Ayer Cut of, being sidelined suicide squad hardly gets a glimpse as the anger is concentrated elsewhere. Undeterred, the director chimed in to respond to Gunn’s recent Twitter thread, explaining that the negativity might not be a bad thing.
It’s been made abundantly clear that the DC diehards are madly passionate about what they want to see, but Gunn has also definitely stated that he won’t listen to a vocal minority. So the two sides of the divide will remain at odds for the foreseeable future, but any perceived sins will be forgiven as the next decade delivers a steady stream of critical and commercial hits that, at the end of the day, send everyone home happy.
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