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Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
The Observer

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Hot Gunn Summer: The future of DC Studios

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Before the release of Marvel’s “Iron Man” in 2008, if you asked someone on the street to name a superhero, you weren’t likely to hear much beyond Spider-Man, Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman. If you were to ask that same question now, there are dozens of heroes that the casual fan would know as a result of the influx of superhero media that has come out in the last decade and a half. No hero has received a popularity boost on the same level as the Guardians of the Galaxy, however. Originally an obscure team from the 1970s with a small presence in the wider Marvel universe, the vision of one artist turned the team of intergalactic do-gooders into the lovable, albeit morally gray, band of misfits that have become household names. That man is James Gunn.