Though he may have lost Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to the Warner Bros. Pictures’ efforts to create their own superhero world, Marvel Studios president Kevin Fiege says he sees “no rivalry” between the two Burbank studios which both inherited an infamous cross-town battle for comics supremacy from Marvel Comics and DC.
“I went to see [DC’s] Aquaman last night and I really, really enjoyed it,” Feige told MTV’s Josh Horowitz while walking the Golden Globes red carpet yesterday. “I see cool things being made.” Addressing Gunn, who was fired from the third Guardians film by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn only for Warners to hire him for a new vision of Suicide Squad, Feige said “One thing you know about James Gunn, he makes cool things.”
The studio boss also said that third Guardians film will eventually get made. But the details of that production may be a more closely guarded secret than the end of Avengers: Endgame.
Marvel’s next film, Captain Marvel, is due out on March 8th. And as it happens, Warner Bros’ next DC film, Shazam! — also based on a character originally called Captain Marvel — come out one moth later on April 5th.
Even if Feige sees no rivalry, it is possible the other studio does considering that strange timing.