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Filmmaker and DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn asks fans for suggestions about what DC characters should get their own film at some point in the future.


Newly appointed DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn is asking fans what DC Comics characters they’d most like to see get their own movie.


Gunn shared a post on his Mastodon account earlier this week, requesting character ideas for the rebranded DC Universe. “Which DC character/s who hasn’t yet had their own film do you want to see most on the big screen?” Gunn wrote. Among the notable DC characters mentioned by fans in response to Gunn’s post were Nightwing, Martian Manhunter, Terry McGinnis/Batman Beyond and Batgirl. While none of the aforementioned characters have headlined their own live-action film, Leslie Grace was due to star in a Batgirl movie prior to the film’s cancelation in August due to the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.

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James Gunn Mastadon post asking for DC Characters ideas.


James Gunn’s Bat-Mite Pitch

The filmmaker went on to write a follow-up post in response to the numerous fan requests. “Thanks for all your answers!” Gunn wrote before joking that the replies did not have “nearly enough Bat-Mite” requests. Created by Sheldon Moldoff and Batman co-creator Bill Finger, Bat-Mite is a 5th dimensional imp with a fanboyish obsession with the Dark Knight. Gunn’s comment marks the latest in an ever-growing list of attempts by Gunn to get Bat-Mite into live-action. The character was name-dropped in an episode of the John Cena-led HBO Max series Peacemaker, which Gunn created. It was also recently reported that Gunn brought up Bat-Mite as a character he’d like to adapt during a meeting with WB Discovery.

On Oct. 25, it was reported that Gunn and Peter Safran were to serve as co-CEOs of DC Studios, which replaced the Walter Hamada-led DC Films. This announcement marked the end of the months-long search by WB Discovery to find their own “Kevin Feige” in order to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ironically, Gunn’s promotion was only made possible by the director being temporarily fired by Marvel Studios in 2018, which led to Gunn beginning his working relationship with DC after being hired to direct The Suicide Squad.

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Despite Gunn now leading a major rival of Marvel Studios, Feige recently said he holds no ill-will towards Gunn or DC. “Well, [Gunn] has got a lot of work to do for Marvel between now and May, which he’s well aware of,” Feige said in reference to Gunn’s two upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy installments for the studio. “But after that, I’ll be first in line to see anything he does.”

For now, Gunn’s remaining MCU work will manifest with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney+ on Nov. 25, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2023.

Source: Mastodon

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