The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film series director admits that he ‘loved [superhero movies] at the beginning,’ but he no longer enjoys them as much as he used to.
AceShowbiz -James Gunn may take pride in directing the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, but he couldn’t speak the same of other superhero movies. Amid the rising number of comic book adaptations, the filmmaker admits that it gets “boring” now.
The 54-year-old, who previously directed 2010’s superhero film “Super“, shared his shocking take on superhero films nowadays during a chat with SFX Magazine. “They’re mostly boring to me right now!” he said with a laugh.
Gunn further admitted, “I loved them at the beginning.” Noting that his comment doesn’t apply on all superhero pics, he added, “…and there are still people trying to do different things [with them], so it’s not a 100% rule, but a lot of them are boring.”
Gunn, however, has a chance to change this notion with “The Suicide Squad“, which he has directed for DC and Warner Bros. “So I think it’s about bringing in other elements from different genres,” he said about what he tried to make it different in his movie.
He went on spilling where he got his inspirations from, “I loved the idea of making a supervillain war caper film. Films like ‘The Dirty Dozen’ and ‘Where Eagles Dare’, those are of different elements from the backdrop of war and the caper heist element, to the sneaking around, the high stakes, the adventure.”
“It gave me a great excuse to be able to create a film a genre I’ve loved since I was a little kid, and do it in a big way and not have to hold back,” the filmmaker explained. “I was excited to do this suicide squad in the way it could be done from my point of view,” he went on saying of the standalone sequel to 2016’s “Suicide Squad“, which was directed by David Ayer.
“The Suicide Squad”, starring an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney and Peter Capaldi, is due out in the U.S. on July 30. Gunn will next direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” for Marvel Studios and Disney.
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