It appears that the person who delivered the Mystery Machine to the big screen is working on something enigmatic for DC. The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn is preparing for a secret DC project, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He also wrote the screenplay for the live-action Scooby-Doo movie.
The trade claims that Peter Safran, the producer of Shazam and Aquaman, and director James Gunn are "in talks with Warners for a mystery movie, potentially more," and that Gunn is "angling for his own new DC project (or two)." The condition is that whatever the project is, Gunn would complete Peacemaker season 2 first. All of this is frustratingly ambiguous.
Gunn has had a superhero career that is nothing short of legendary. Super, his superb independent film on the subject, was followed by Guardians of the Galaxy, which few fans could have anticipated would be as terrific or popular. After some of his earlier tweets appeared, Marvel dismissed him from the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. He then took his talents to DC and revived The Suicide Squad. Because of how well received that movie was, a similarly fantastic and irreverent HBO Max offshoot, Peacemaker, was created. Marvel eventually changed its mind and invited him back to complete his trilogy for the Guardians. The movie debuts on May 5, 2023.
The director will then reportedly return to Washington, DC, says this story. But is it for a single film? Two, perhaps? Is it connected to Suicide Squad? Does he intend to take on a more significant foe, such as Superman or a villain from Batman? Gunn hasn't said anything about it yet, but based on his past performances, it's clear that whatever he has planned is exciting.