Three dark and streaming movies from the director of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and new head of DC

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James Gunn is the new person in charge of coordinating the next film adaptations of the DC Universe. He is an old acquaintance of both Marvel (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) and DC (‘The Suicide Squad’), but his career encompasses much more: horror, science fiction and even family cinema under the very particular prism of the. Here we have selected some of his best films outside of the great superhero universes (always taking into account that they are on the platforms of streaming). For you to get ready.

Scooby Doo

Granted, the two installments of ‘Scooby-Doo’ are far from being unknown films, but they are perfect for entering the world of James Gunn, screenwriter of both. He wrote them right out of his job at Troma and scriptwriting the fabulous cult superhero series ‘The Specials’, and he makes it clear what can be done with an untouchable icon when it is reformulated with a corrosive spirit. ‘Scooby-Doo’ removes all the subtext present in cartoons (repetitive structures, one-piece characters, references to drugs and unusual intimate relationships in a children’s product) and brings it to the fore. The result: a couple of fast-paced and poisonous parodies like few others.

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Super

Four years after directing the magnificent ‘The Plague’, James Gunn returned to sit in the director’s chair with this film that forms an indisputable precedent for ‘The Peacemaker’. Superhero myths seen from the outside with the story of a loser who suffers particularly virulent outbursts of rage and decides to become a superhero. The dynamics of sidekicks and the sadistic and dark component of any masked man are some of the conventions of the genre that are put to the test in this film performed by a cast where Rainn Wilson, Elliot Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion shine.

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the belko experiment

This script by Gunn, written in 2007, was going to be directed by him, but due to a long divorce process he preferred to pass up the opportunity. When he was already immersed in the production of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, the project was revived and fell into the hands of Greg McLean, director of highly esteemed B-movies such as ‘Wolf Creek‘ or ‘The Jungle’. He signed the intense action and gore sequences that punctuate this brutal satire of life in the office, with the story of a group of office workers who are forced to participate in a lethal game, in a tremendous mix of ‘Big Brother’, ‘Saw’ and ‘Junk Work’.

James Gunn is the new person in charge of coordinating the next film adaptations of the DC Universe. He is…

James Gunn is the new person in charge of coordinating the next film adaptations of the DC Universe. He is…

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