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James Gunn certain a Marvel crossover is 'more likely' now he's co-head of DC Studios
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James Gunn certain a Marvel crossover is 'more likely' now he's co-head of DC Studios

Gunn addressed the possibility of having the two mega-franchises collide.

James Gunn has addressed the possibility of a hotly anticipated crossover seeing the worlds of Marvel and DC collide on the screen.

The filmmaker has an excellent in with the MCU after having directed the three Guardians of the Galaxy adventures, after all.

As the threequel, marking Gunn's last engagement with Marvel, is just a month away, the newly appointed co-CEO of DC Studios discussed the possibility of, well, having Batman hanging out with Star-Lord in the future.

James Gunn holding a Wonder Woman mug.

In short, Gunn didn't shut down the possibility of having the two universes cross paths, especially now he's with Warner Bros figuring out their superhero content moving forward.

However, he did warns eager fans that, should this crossover actually happen, it would take a while to come into being.

"I'm certain that's more likely now that I’m in charge [at DC]," Gunn told Empire in a recent interview.

"Who knows? Just don't expect anything on that front in the immediate future," he said.

But Gunn confirmed that talks of a DC and Marvel multiverse have indeed happened, though he mentioned they were 'very, very light'. So no serious discussions for the time being, but we shouldn't give up hope just yet.

"That's many years away, though," Gunn said.

"I think we have to establish what we're doing [at DC] first," he added.

"I would be lying to say that we haven't discussed it. But all discussions have been very, very light and fun."

As for Marvel, Gunn wouldn't be upset if they decided to continue the Guardians escapades without him behind the camera.

"It would absolutely not be disloyal of them to me to continue on in the Marvel Universe," he said.

"I would love to see any characters that remain [at the end of the film] get solo movies, or join the Avengers, or a new version of the Guardians or whatever."

The space gang is back for a third outing.

The upcoming movie, titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, sees the return of Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord. Together with his space pals, including a time-travelling version of Gamora (Zoe Saldaña), Peter needs to protect Rocket the Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) when parts of his past resurface. This leads the gang to a dangerous mission that could cause them to dissolve.

This premise could well hint at the end of the Guardians as we know them. First introduced to the MCU in 2014, the crew of interstellar rogues may return in future instalments in the franchise, as Gunn suggested, though it hasn't been confirmed at present.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 hits cinemas on May 5.

Topics: Marvel, DC Comics, James Gunn, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Avengers