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.