James Gunn has finally unveiled the first stage of the creative plan to relaunch DC. The main objective is to recover the lost credibility, but, obviously, they also have in mind the absolute dominance of Marvel when it comes to superhero cinema. Gunn himself has collaborated for many years with that study -if he even has ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ still pending release- and has promised that the new DC will be better than Marvel in something fundamental.
“We are much more planned“
During the media presentation, Gunn wanted to make it clear that the new DC is not going to be a kind of Marvel 2.0, also stressing the fact of the great importance that they are going to give to everything being very well planned. Apparently, that is not exactly one of Marvel’s strong points, as the director of ‘The Suicide Squad’ highlighted:
We’re telling a big core story that’s kind of like Marvel Studios, except I think we’re much more planned than Marvel was from the beginning, because we’ve put together a group of writers to fully craft that story. But we’re also creating a universe that’s like Star Wars, where there are different times and different places, different things, or like Game of Thrones, where the characters are a little more morally complex.
One thing that is clear is that in the new DC there will be little room for improvisation, and also to have to make many last-minute adjustments. Gunn himself is clear that reshoots must be avoided as much as possible and arrive at the shoot with very clear ideas. Additionally, he noted the following about his experience at Marvel:
I have been inside a company that did very well. It is very different to us. Marvel didn’t have everything completely figured out beforehand, but they did a lot of things really well, one of which is not giving up. I love that about Kevin [Feige] and Lou [D’Esposito] and the old gang, I’ve seen them turn bad movies into decent movies, decent movies into good movies, and good movies into great movies because they don’t give up. They give it everything it needs to be the best it can be until the very last minute, and they are mounting until the day before the premiere. Much. Too.
Now the key will be that this plan devised by Gunn and peter safran be up to it. Of course it is better to have clear ideas about what you want to achieve, but that does not mean that what you have in mind is really good…
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