Guardians Director James Gunn Calls For A Marvel And DC Truce

Batman v Superman

One of the most universally respected figures in the world of superhero movies, James Gunn has managed to get two Guardians of the Galaxy movies under his belt without experiencing any major backlash.

Zack Snyder has been less fortunate. Even before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrived in theatres, the buzz was terrible and it only got worst when the general public started seeing the movie. Of course, the film still went on to gross $873 million worldwide, confirming that the reaction wasn’t all negative.

19 months later, fans are still raging back and forth about BvS—and James Gunn is sick of it. Regularly finding himself tagged and indirectly embroiled in these superhero-themed social media battles, he decided to put his foot down on Saturday, voicing his disapproval for the incessant BvS-bashing:

He also made a point that’s relevant far beyond the world of superhero movies: likeminded people need to stop attacking one another for having slight variations in perspective:

While Gunn seems to recognize that this conflict is unlikely to go away any time soon, he concluded by asking fans to leave him out of it:

Gunn is currently writing Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3, which is likely to arrive in 2020. As for DC’s ragtag group of superheroes, they return on November 17 when Justice League hits theatres. Check out the trailer below.