DC Studios Co-CEO James Gunn Deleted Facebook Account Following Recent BATMAN Backlash

DC Studios Co-CEO James Gunn Deleted Facebook Account Following Recent BATMAN Backlash DC Studios Co-CEO James Gunn Deleted Facebook Account Following Recent BATMAN Backlash

DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn recently came under fire for resurfaced comments that saw him eviscerate Tim Burton's Batman movies, seemingly prompting the filmmaker to later delete his personal account...

By JoshWilding - Sep 03, 2023 05:09 AM EST
Filed Under: DC Studios

James Gunn's tenure as DC Studios co-CEO has got off to something of a rocky start. Some of the filmmaker's decisions have inevitably upset DCEU fans, but a lack of transparency over certain casting decisions (such as Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman future) and his questionable praise for The Flash has raised eyebrows. 

One need only look at his past work - Peacemaker and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, for example - for proof that Gunn is an incredible filmmaker, but running a studio...well, that's a very different beast. 

We have faith in him doing right by the new DCU and it's important to give the newly minted studio boss a chance to show what he can do. 

However, some recently resurfaced Facebook comments (from well over a decade ago) saw the Superman: Legacy helmer come under fire for his very obvious hatred for Tim Burton's Batman movies. 

From tearing into everything from Michael Keaton's "ridiculous" Batman voice to calling the 1989 classic "one of the most boring films ever," Gunn went so far as to call the entire franchise a "travesty." Perhaps most shocking, though, was his assessment that Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins also isn't very good. 

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Gunn is more than entitled to his own opinions but some DC fans believe this is proof he shouldn't be in charge of DC Studios. That seems a tad ridiculous, but it now appears the filmmaker has decided to delete his personal Facebook account. 

While his professional page remains, you'll now be met with a "content deleted" message when trying to visit the source of these alleged Batman comments. It's possible Gunn has just changed his username so his past posts and exchanges won't be scrutinised in this manner, though we sadly can't dismiss the notion he's been receiving abuse from some "fans." 

Gunn has remained quiet on these posts and there are those who believe they were fake. That doesn't appear to be the case based on what you'll see in the Tweet below but his Facebook account is now gone, regardless. 

Do you think the DC Studios boss hating Batman is cause for concern? As always, you can sound off with your thoughts on this news in the comments section below. 

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bkmeijer1 - 9/3/2023, 5:50 AM
After the last time he got in the news about comments from a decade ago, he got fired. I kinda expected he would've deleted everything he said before 2014 then. Guess better later than never.
iceballsreborn - 9/3/2023, 5:53 AM
@bkmeijer1 - is he a 'good' filmaker? meh.

is he the kind of guy who should be running a studio- even if the commercial/ deal stuff is handled by other guy?
definitely no.
batmanink - 9/3/2023, 7:46 AM
@iceballsreborn - his track record isn’t great. GotG is decent but also very over rated. Vol 2 is a bit of a mess. Vol 3 is a great MCU movie. The Christmas special is trash. SS is decent, and so is Peacemaker, however, everything outside of these that he’s made is so awful. He also doesn’t show a lot of love for the characters he’s given. He can’t resist making dumb oafs and pervs out of male characters and homicidal agro-babes out of the females. That said, he’s obviously capable of making a great superhero movie, but can he do it with marquee characters that even general audiences already know very well? And can he do it over and over again, consistently, for an ever more critical audience, across multiple platforms? Can he resist the urge to entertain himself first and foremost at the expense of belittling or patronizing the audience, or crapping on the source material? TBD.
Demigods - 9/3/2023, 1:07 PM
@batmanink - well at least the next trial of his only deals with the most famous and beloved of all Superheroes, who deserves more reverence and gravitas than any superhero... but considering his treatment of guardians, it'll probably be fine... know what? I said that sarcastically, but I will say that Guardians 3 was very reverent, if not entirely misplaced. After 1 and 2, having THAT serious of a film felt entirely out of place, and done for the sole intention of hitting the fans in the feels for his last outing in Marvel.

his Guardians could have been epic... but he turned it into a parody, and it worked... until this latest... and that worked, but IMO, it just felt too out-of-place. The MCU humor didn't jive well with the rest of the movie's tone, which was too hard core. It just didn't marry up well with the rest of what the MCU is trying to do... which they're just not doing well.
IcePyke - 9/3/2023, 5:51 AM
Doomsday8888 - 9/3/2023, 5:58 AM

Fogs - 9/3/2023, 6:00 AM
Not a great plan.
Scarilian - 9/3/2023, 6:05 AM
It's fine for him to have different personal views on the previous Batman films. The only core problem is does he dislike the films, or is this a demonstration of the rampant dislike and hatred for Batman as a character that we've seen in recent years from DC - such as labeling him a Fascist/Nazi in Blue Beetle.
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 6:27 AM
@Scarilian - Man, I wish americans would vet their politicians this thouroughly.
antirock - 9/3/2023, 9:43 AM
@Drace24 - We do but only when they are Republicans.
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 10:57 AM
@antirock - I have seen the Republican Primary. You are telling me any of these clowns are properly vetted? Or the guy covered in dorito dust who's going to prison? Yeah, only highest of bars there. Good job.
antirock - 9/3/2023, 11:02 AM
@Drace24 - Yes, all of these candidates will be put through the woodchipper over the next year. Every word they say, every mannerism, every picture will be thoroughly evaluated by the media. Doesn't mean one of them won't win, but they are definitely scrutinized into eternity.
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 11:49 AM
@antirock - Good. They should. In fact, they should never have even come this far. It is incredible to think that one of these howler monkeys will actually compete for the launch codes and quite an indictment of the GOP that they have nothing better to offer.
DarthAlgar - 9/3/2023, 3:57 PM
@Drace24 - They're a country with a President that clearly has some form of dementia.

Lower your expectations.
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 4:31 PM
@DarthAlgar - I have lowered my expectations so far that I don't even expect you to know what dementia is.
cubrn - 9/3/2023, 4:40 PM
@DarthAlgar - I work with dementia patients every day. Trust me, he doesn’t have it.
antirock - 9/3/2023, 7:45 PM
@Drace24 - Well, he's certainly decaying before our very eyes.
antirock - 9/3/2023, 7:46 PM
@Drace24 - The GOP and the DNC agree on like 90% of policy.
rebellion - 9/3/2023, 6:05 AM
coward move. so what if you have an unpopular opinion, stand by it. this just makes him look worse.
RavingNightmare - 9/3/2023, 6:09 AM
@rebellion - I see and agree mostly with your point. Another perspective, is, here we are again, people digging up 10-20 year old posts. Honestly, who are these people? Part time employers? Zero hobbies in their spare time?
rebellion - 9/3/2023, 6:14 AM
@RavingNightmare - that's also true. imagine having that little going on in your life.. some people are insane(ly bored).
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 6:39 AM
@rebellion - Aah, the internet. Where you get smeared for the silliest reasons and then smeared extra for not handling getting smeared well enough. People at their very best.
rebellion - 9/3/2023, 7:16 AM
@Drace24 - Aah, the internet. Where you get smeared for a not-that-deep comment about a rich CEO deleting his old Facebook post. People at their very best.
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 9/3/2023, 7:49 AM
@rebellion - it’s Facebook dude. It’s not like he moved to a different country and changed his name.
rebellion - 9/3/2023, 7:56 AM
@CAPTAINPINKEYE - it's comicbookmovie.com, dude. It's not like he is gonna get fired or die because of my comment. Get a grip.
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 9/3/2023, 8:27 AM
@rebellion - You’re the one who’s labelling a person a coward for cancelling his Facebook account. Maybe you should get a grip.
rebellion - 9/3/2023, 9:03 AM
@CAPTAINPINKEYE - It's tragic how triggered you are by a nonchalant comment that's not even about you. Pathetic.
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 9/3/2023, 9:07 AM
@rebellion - I think you’re triggered for calling someone a coward for deleting a Facebook account. Lol. Just trying to bring you down to reality kid. Stay in school.
rebellion - 9/3/2023, 9:34 AM
@CAPTAINPINKEYE - you think you did something here XD was this a moment for you? you are offended on behalf of a celebrity. it's really you who took this almost personally. what does school have to do with this? while we're at it, you sound... really young and barely educated. and since i'm an adult with a masters degree, i will just stop. im sure you can think of something super clever and claim a victory you obviously really need. knock yourself out. i aint gonna waste any more of my precious time.
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 10:49 AM
@rebellion - Really? You are going "No you!"? Are you four?
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 10:50 AM
@rebellion - You are the one getting defensive here, pal.
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 9/3/2023, 11:17 AM
@rebellion - oh boy. You wrote too much. I ain’t reading all that on a Sunday. Don’t care that much about this. You win. Bu bye.
sully - 9/3/2023, 1:41 PM
@Drace24 - Just an observation here, but are you really asking people if they're four years old when one of your comments above you're saying someone is covered in "dorito dust". Lmao. Do better.
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 1:44 PM
@sully - That's an accurate description of what he looks like. Is that all?
sully - 9/3/2023, 1:50 PM
@Drace24 - Pot, meet kettle.
Drace24 - 9/3/2023, 2:17 PM
@sully - Alright. Another one who tried "No you!" I feel so rebuked now. Thumbs up. You done?
sully - 9/3/2023, 6:27 PM
@Drace24 - Oh damn you sure got me! Imagine being so fragile you take criticism and being called out as a complete hypocrite like an actual four year old trying to be condescending. Calling you a pot calling the kettle black seems to have gone way over your head, and is in no way saying "No you" at all, but that isn't surprising coming from someone who just throws around ad hominem because you have absolutely nothing else. Another smooth brain trying for another gotcha moment. Swing and a miss. Big L. You're done, my dude.
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