James Gunn may be back working with Marvel right now, but fans who’ve been paying attention know he was exiled to DC for a while—to which he was able to deliver The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker for HBO Max. Now word has it that Gunn could be ready to go back to the DCEU after he wraps Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
According to THR, Gunn is currently working on a ‘mystery movie’ for DC and ‘possibly more’. We don’t have any specific details about the project, but it’s said that he has teamed up with Shazam! producer Peter Safran for the project.
Seeing as Gunn has a penchant for slightly gross, found-family films, I have a feeling that his next DC project could go that direction as well. With DC having just as many super groups as Marvel, I can imagine Gunn being able to pick out any group of misfits that he can make an audience love.
That, or maybe he can go another direction this time, seeing as he’s only been making ensemble superhero films since 2014. I think a Peacemaker solo movie could be on the table, but maybe HBO Max wants to keep that as a series. A second season has already been greenlit anyway.
I’m just here hoping that Gunn manages to sharpen his humor with his next film. After the success of Guardians, I feel like some of his latter films haven’t been as clever when it comes to the jokes. Even Peacemaker wasn’t as funny as it thought it was at times.
No release date has been set for James Gunn’s mystery DC project, but you can catch the complete first season of Peacemaker now on HBO Max.