As many comic fans know, there tends to be a lot of discussion over which comic company is better, Marvel or DC. With the introduction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, that discussion has truly ramped up, with many fans hitting social media in order to argue their reasons for which set of superheroes is better. One person who seems to have had enough of the arguing is James Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy.
In a series of tweets posted on October 28, Gunn asked his fans to cool the arguments, or at the very least to stop including his Twitter handle in those discussions. According to the Hollywood Reporter, it seems to be driving the director nuts that he is unable to even mention Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on social media without there being an argument from his fans.
James Gunn started off his tweets by pointing out that every time he posts anything involving DC, no matter what it may be about, “my feed becomes an endless screaming match about BvS.” As the director pointed out, the arguing is mostly just a waste of energy because he feels that no one will ever be able to convince the other people that they are right or wrong, especially when it comes to something like Batman v Superman.
While fans may never be able to convince each other that their way of thinking is correct when it comes to the DCEU movie, James Gunn did feel like his followers could use their time and energy for better purposes. The director said that, “at least when you’re screaming at each other about Trump, it’s something of international importance.” However, when it comes to arguments over a movie that he reminded his fans is already 2-years-old, some people will like it and some people will not, and it should not matter what another person’s opinion is, even if that opinion is different from your own.
My gf just took this photo which I will now use as a response to all trolls. You can use it for that or for sexual purposes, up to you. pic.twitter.com/NB5XS2Ta6k— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 23, 2017
James Gunn also said that when it comes to Marvel and DC fans, “you have way more in common with each other than you do with the rest of the world.” It is this idea that fans have more in common with each other than they may think, which had him asking why they felt the need to rage at each other and engaging in a manner he felt was silly.
The director closed out his message by saying that if his fans still felt the need to argue their opinion, at the very least they need to stop tagging him in the messages because he is done with all of the arguing over who is better, or what was right or wrong with the movie. As James Gunn put it, “I’ve muted a lot of you guys, but not all.”
2 You guys are never going to convince each other - it’s just a bunch of wasted energy.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2017
4 But it’s a 2 year old movie that some people like and some people don’t. Why is someone else’s opinion so important to you?— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2017
6 So why do you spend so much time raging at each other? It’s silly. Please just stop it. Stop engaging in that way.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 28, 2017
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