James Gunn explains why people really enjoy Marvel films

James Gunn explains why people really enjoy Marvel films ...

James Gunn's opinions have a lot of weight as a writer and director who's had success with both Marvel and DC projects. Recently, the director expressed his opinion on why the two comic book universes are still some of Hollywood's biggest successes, and CGI certainly has a lot to do with it.

Gunn completed shooting for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, his third entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as this year's The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which will be available on Disney Plus. The director also saw his first superhero TV series, Peacemaker, perform exceptionally well on HBO Max, and a recent interview discusses what makes many of his projects perform so well, such as the very adorable Eagly.

Gunn, who is a confirmed fan of both, reveals his secrets during a special segment for Deadline with Betsy Paterson, a VFX supervisor who works on these superhero adventures. They discuss how the CGI has advanced to the point where we can make it believable that a metal guy is flying around.

Gunn defended his Peacemaker findings, claiming that the HBO series has some of the finest visual effects in television history, including the creation of Eagly after several failed attempts at utilizing a real live eagle as Christopher Smith's sidekick. In his two Scooby-Doo films, Gunn mentioned Paterson's origins.

With Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster having so little VFX artistry in it, Top Gun: Maverick's overwhelming success had once again resented excessive CGI effects in place or practical ones. Nonetheless, Gunn does have a point, as creating many of Marvel or DC's unique creatures would be impossible, especially now that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming more cosmic with films like Thor: Love and Thunder.

Gunn is a big fan of quality animation such as Rick and Morty, enough to be pranked by his own film crew on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 sets, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the ideal playground for some of the world's most talented and hard-working VFX artists, many of whom will have plenty of work in his upcoming Marvel Studios film.

On May 5th, 2023, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released in cinemas.