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What Rivalry? James Gunn Says Marvel’s Kevin Feige Was “The 1st Person I Told After I Did The Deal With DC” – Deadline

With director James Gunn changing into co-chairman and CEO of DC Studios, a heated rivalry is rising along with his former collaborator, Marvel Studios president/CCO Kevin Feige, proper? Wrong.

Gunn and DC movies producer Peter Safran will share the highest roles at DC Studios, it was introduced this week, overseeing the general inventive route of the DC Universe throughout movie, TV and animation beneath a single banner. They begin within the new job November 1.

As a end result, a Twitter person whose account has since been deleted posted this question to Gunn yesterday: “So do you hate Kevin Feige now?”

Gunn, who may be very lively on the platform, reposted the question and replied, “Not only do I love Kevin, he was the 1st person I told after I did the deal with DC (@JohnCena was the 2nd). Contrary to popular belief, a dollar less for Marvel is not a dollar more for DC. DC & Marvel have the common goal of keeping the theater-going experience vibrant & alive!”

While some followers within the bareknuckled comedian e book Twitter universe may discover the collaborative spirit of Gunn’s reply a bit too good, it has the benefit of sound logic: a rising fan base lifts all boats.

Feige made his personal emotions about Gunn’s new job clear earlier this week when requested concerning the information by Deadline on the Black Panther premiere.

“Well, he has got a lot of work to do for Marvel between now and May, which he’s well aware of,” stated Feige, probably referring to the November 25 Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on Disney+, which Gunn wrote and directed and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 3, which can also be being written and directed Gunn, and will probably be launched on May 5 subsequent year.

“But after that,” added Feige, “I’ll be first in line to see anything he does.”

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