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James Gunn admits he has a few issues with how his characters were handled in Avengers: Infinity War
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James Gunn admits he has a few issues with how his characters were handled in Avengers: Infinity War

Director James Gunn has criticised how Star Lord was portrayed in Infinity War, saying the Russos ‘did some things that I wouldn’t have'.

While Avengers: Infinity War might be one of the most beloved movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not everyone was so thrilled with the 2018 film.

In fact, director James Gunn has admitted that he was unimpressed with how the Russo brothers used characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy films.

The 56-year-old made a cutting remark during a recent interview.

His words come amid the continuing fallout from his takeover of DC studios, which saw the dramatic exit of both Henry Cavill and Dwayne Johnson last year.

It was after the director opted to relaunch the DC Extended Universe with a new series of films, including Superman Legacy.

Fans were outraged by the decision having waited over a decade to see the Man of Steel (Cavill) return to the big screen alongside antihero Black Adam (Johnson).

Gunn has tried to ignore criticism after he was appointed studio exec.

The filmmaker has hit back at criticism from both DC and Marvel fans, who reacted angrily to his involvement in the final Guardians of The Galaxy film after being hired by DC.

In a pointed response to a fan on Twitter, Gunn wrote: “The last thing DC would want is someone who would spend the last 12 years of his life creating a series of films, and then turn his back on the last movie he created and poured his heart and souls into, as well as his collaborators and the investors."

James Gunn wasn't impressed by how his characters were handled in the MCU.

The director also had some harsh words recently for fellow MCU directors Joe and Anthony Russo.

Speaking about Avengers: Infinity War, Gunn revealed that he wasn’t pleased with how the Russo Brothers portrayed characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy in the film.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he told the magazine that the directors had done ‘some things that I wouldn’t have wanted’.

This was in reference to 2018's Infinity War which saw Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) attack Thanos after learning Gamora had died and ruined the plan to steal the Infinity Gauntlet.

Gunn told THR that Star-Lord would have killed Gamora if she had asked him to in order to stop Thanos getting his hands on another Infinity Stone, and also said he wouldn't have lashed out at Thanos and inadvertently doomed half of all living things.

The Suicide Squad director didn’t mince his words when discussing superhero films in general either, as he explained why he felt cinemagoers were becoming bored of caped crusaders.

He told the news outlet: “I think that there have been just way too many superhero movies lately that don’t have that centre to them.”


Topics: James Gunn, Film and TV, Celebrity, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics