James Gunn, who just released The Suicide Squad to critical acclaim and is in deep pre-production for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, has another DC movie on his plate.
ComicBook.com reports that Gun revealed on Twitter Sunday afternoon that he’s actively developing another DC project outside of his Peacemaker series for HBO Max.
Responding to a fan on twitter, Gun writes, “Yes, I’m developing another DC project besides Peacemaker.”
Yes, I'm developing another DC project besides Peacemaker.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 3, 2021
The tweets are related to a conversation fans had about Gunn’s comments on his Instagram post celebrating his six-year anniversary with girlfriend Jennifer Holland. Gunn revealed that his secret DC project was “something else” than Deadshot vs. Bloodsport. He confirmed there would be no mention of it at DC FanDome later this month.
Gunn is the only director who filmed in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe, an opportunity that arose after he was fired at Disney. It’s a running joke among his colleagues that at Marvel’s expense, DC got James Gunn.
The Suicide Squad producer Peter Safran tells ComicBook.com, “He got fired on a Friday in July, and on Tuesday Toby came to me and said, ‘Tell James Gunn that whatever he wants to do at Warner Brothers, we want him for it. Just tell us what he wants to do,'” Safran added. “So it was two days later. So internal discussions were incredibly easy. It just felt like James did not merit the treatment that he got, and ultimately, Disney felt the same way and reversed their decision. But it was immediate.”
As fans await more details of his top-secret project, they can stream the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies on Disney+. Vol. 3 is due for theaters on May 5, 2023. I Am Groot and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special are awaiting release dates for now.