Good News: Superman: Legacy ‘Quite Different’ From Guardians of the Galaxy

Gunn talks about his new Superman movie and addresses the thought of superhero fatigue.

Gunn talks about his new Superman movie and addresses the thought of superhero fatigue.

Superman: Legacy 'Quite Different' From Guardians of the Galaxy

Good news for DC fans as James Gunn confirms his Superman: Legacy movie is quite different than his Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy films.

When Gunn adapted the Guardians of the Galaxy and Marvel Cosmic comic books, he took a completely different approach than the source material and went with a big-time goofy approach.

Ironically, he actually says Star Wars served as his inspiration, but as I’ve said many, many times, can you imagine Harrison Ford as Han Solo doing a “Dance, off, bro?!” moment? Wow.

Regarding Superman, since Gunn is known for his goofy approach to basically everything, a lot of fans are nervous Gunn’s Man of Steel will be similarly goofy, making fart jokes, etc. and Gunn has even said his Superman is a big ol’ galoot (maybe Clark but not Superman).

James Gunn Superman

Superman: Legacy “actually quite different” says James Gunn

However, while speaking with Rolling Stone about the release of Guardians of the Galaxy 3, it’s noted that James Gunn will be taking the lessons of his Guardians of the Galaxy movies into the new DC universe, though perhaps not specifically to his Superman movie.

“I learned so much from making these movies,” he told Rolling Stone. “But it’s not like Superman is going to have exactly the same vibe as a Guardians movie. It’s actually quite different.”

James Gunn on superhero fatigue

While I might not be totally happy with Gunn’s approach to his Marvel movies, even I can admit they are entertaining and tell a good story (I’m more bitter at the Marvel Comics people for canceling the comics Gunn adapted for an MCU audience that doesn’t read comics), and that’s something Gunn says when he comments on the thought of superhero fatigue, that it’s all about the story (also as I’ve said before, what people aren’t getting fatigued about is poor quality).

“I think there is such a thing as superhero fatigue,” Gunn said. “I think it doesn’t have anything to do with superheroes. It has to do with the kind of stories that get to be told, and if you lose your eye on the ball, which is character. We love Superman. We love Batman. We love Iron Man. Because they’re these incredible characters that we have in our hearts. And if it becomes just a bunch of nonsense onscreen, it gets really boring. But I get fatigued by most spectacle films, by the grind of not having an emotionally grounded story. It doesn’t have anything to do with whether they’re superhero movies or not. If you don’t have a story at the base of it, just watching things bash each other, no matter how clever those bashing moments are, no matter how clever the designs and the VFX are, it just gets fatiguing, and I think that’s very, very real.”

Superman: Legacy details

James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy gets released on July 11, 2015 and tells the story of Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 gets released on May 5.

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