James Gunn Is Developing Another DC Project After Peacemaker

Few people are able to say they've experienced the same sort of career rollercoaster that James Gunn has found himself on in the last few years. Plucked from relative anonymity as he produced schlocky low-budget horror films for Troma, Gunn's idiosyncratic work on the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies for Marvel quickly turned him into an in-demand blockbuster filmmaker. Gunn's subsequent firing after bad-faith commentators unearthed old tweets as a form of political revenge is widely known by now, but his professional life has gotten back on track after Warner Bros. recruited him for "The Suicide Squad" and quickly retained his services for HBO Max's follow-up "Peacemaker" series.

As if the increasingly busy Gunn didn't already have enough on his plate in balancing "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" after Marvel Studios hired him back, the director is now indicating that his time with DC still isn't over just yet. Check out the details below.

Gunn For Hire

By all appearances, WB/DC very much wants to stay in the James Gunn business. Where many other filmmakers might have been scared off social media entirely, Gunn continues to post regularly on Twitter and has recently used his platform to indicate that he is developing yet another DC project after "Peacemaker." In a Twitter exchange with fans (via Screen Rant), Gunn confirmed that, "Yes, I'm developing another DC project besides Peacemaker."

As tends to happen on Twitter, the rumor wheels immediately began to spin and speculation arose over just what property Gunn will be involved with in the future. With the expansion of the DC Universe to streaming shows on HBO Max, the possibilities are truly endless as to whether Gunn could have his sights set on a "The Suicide Squad" sequel, another series that further expands on his cast of characters (a Ratcatcher 2 miniseries starring the scene-stealing Daniela Melchior? I would watch!), or possibly something entirely unrelated to his previous work altogether. Whatever form it may take, Gunn is stoking the fires even more with another teasing tweet. In response to the official DC Comics Twitter account hyping up the arrival of this year's DC FanDome streaming event, Gunn replied, "I can't wait to show folks what we've been cooking up."

Although this could very well be in reference to further footage of his upcoming "Peacemaker" series starring John Cena, it's certainly possible that we could receive some more concrete details of Gunn's new project ... whatever it may be. If we can't get "The Further Adventures of Ratcatcher 2," then may I humbly throw my hat in the ring for a "The Many Saints of Newark"-style prequel film devoted entirely to David Dastmalchian's Polka-Dot Man? Look, I can dream, okay!

DC FanDome takes place on October 16, 2021.