Mark Ruffalo Says Marvel Should Be Sweating After James Gunn Joins DC


Mark Ruffalo has been talking about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he recently mentioned that Marvel Studios should be worried after James Gunn moved over to DC Studios. This comes after it was revealed that Gunn would be the co-CEO of DC Studios.

Ruffalo is still very much involved in the MCU. He plays Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk, in the MCU, and he’s brilliant in the role. However, it seems as though the MCU is going to have some stiff competition after James Gunn was hired to lead the future of the DC Universe.

Gunn was the person behind Guardians Of The Galaxy Volumes 1, 2 and the upcoming third movie in the trilogy. He also helped out on some of the Avengers movies, and many people credit him with rejuvenating the MCU with his first Guardians movie.

Mark Ruffalo thinks Marvel should be sweating after James Gunn joined DC Studios


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Mark Ruffalo was recently at Emerald City Comic Con (via The Direct), and the actor was asked what advice he would give to DC amidst its reboot. However, rather than offering some words of wisdom and staying on the fence about the whole thing, Ruffalo offered a warning to Marvel Studios and seemed to be very much on the James Gunn DC Studios train! Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

I would say, hire James Gunn, cause nobody does it better. And Marvel should be sweating because James Gunn is a really gifted filmmaker and I think he’s going to be amazing for that franchise.

This is a very interesting thing to hear Rufflo say. I think it’s been pretty well documented that people are experiencing something we are referring to as “Marvel Fatigue” – MF for short. It’s something that’s been creeping up on us for a while now.

Are we all experiencing Marvel Fatigue?

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We’ve just gone through the MCU’s Phase 4, which we are all in agreement featured some of the most lacklustre Marvel movies ever made. We’ve also watched a lot of the new Marvel Studios Disney Plus shows, which have just added to our overall levels of MF.

The likes of Black WidowThor: Love And Thunder, Eternals, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in The Multiverse Of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home have been overall fine, but most of them left a lot to be desired.

We’ve also seen a lot of TV shows, which have also varied in quality. She-Hulk: Attorney At Law was probably a low point, but I actually thought that The Falcon And The Winter Soldier was worse. I also thought that there were some really good Marvel TV shows, such as Loki and WandaVision.

We then had the middling Marvel TV shows, which include Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and Hawkeye. Finally, we also have the Marvel Specials for Disney Plus, which I thought were really good. I loved Werewolf By Night, and I enjoyed The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

All of this to say that I think the MCU is in a very tricky situation, and it looks like DC Studios is going to make some of the most interesting comic book movies and TV shows ever made. Let’s wait and see what ends up happening.

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to seeing what James Gunn has in store for us with the DC Universe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Thulr

    Your take on Marvel up to this point seems pretty much spot on to me and agrees with what seems to me to be the current, commonly held view. As for Gunn, I feel conflicted. I agree that he’s made some of the best DC live-action films and series to date, but I also question the lineup he mentioned in his reveal; it seems pretty hit and miss overall. Also, it struck me he made zero mention of any Margot-as-Harley films or series, which fans have been screaming for… Gotham City Sirens, anyone?!

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