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Shazam! could have been a James Gunn movie

Guardians Of The Galaxy’s James Gunn would direct a DC movie if he had the chance

James Gunn at the London premier of Guardians Of The Galaxy
James Gunn at the London premier of Guardians Of The Galaxy

Marvel’s gain is DC’s loss as Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn revealed on Facebook that although he is bound to Marvel Studios for contractual reasons he’d have loved to direct a superhero from what Stan Lee used to refer to as the Distinguished Competition.

“I am precluded [from working on a DC movie],” confirmed Gunn. “Would have loved to have done Shazam.”

Given the massive lack of fun that DC movies represent, getting Gunn on board could have been a real gamechanger…

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 will be in UK cinemas May 2017. You can buy the Blu-ray for £14.99 from Amazon.co.uk. Get all the latest sci-fi news in every new issue of SciFiNow.