Fans have debated for decades which is the greater of the two comic book giants, Marvel or DC. Never has that been more prevalent than in recent years, with the rollouts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Films universe.
With the very fabric of time and space threatening to rip apart from the strain in comic book culture, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" director James Gunn stepped in to try bridging the gap between us, in the hopes that we can all play nice.
In an interview with Variety, the filmmaker explained that he sees the overall argument as pointless.
"I just don’t find any room in my headspace for thinking my movies are superior or inferior to someone else’s," he said, before moving on to his main concern for the moment. "I really just think about how can I make, for instance right now, how can I make ‘Guardians Vol. 2’ the greatest spectacle film of all time? That’s all I care about so that’s what I concentrate on."
While Gunn is attached to the MCU, he seems to hope for the best for the best for both franchises, and for fair reason.
"[A]ny time a Marvel movie comes out that isn’t as good as I wished it was or anytime a DC movie comes out that isn’t as I wished it was, I’m disappointed because I love these characters," he added. "I grew up reading Marvel and DC comics. I want them all to be good.”
Opening May 5, 2017, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.