When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one thing Marvel has done fantastically well has been to give each film and series their own feel and tone. And in the case of directors such as Joss Whedon (The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron) and James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2), they’ve been given a great amount of creative freedom to establish their respective universes within the cinematic universe. Gunn, more so than Whedon, undoubtedly, as Gunn has helped to really establish the cosmic side of the MCU. Which is why it’s perhaps unsurprising that many have been eager to see Gunn lend his distinct vision to the Netflix side of the MCU – especially since he’s stated his enjoyment of the Netflix shows in the past.
As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, The Defenders, Marvel’s fifth series for Netflix, officially kicked off production today meaning that it is currently filming alongside The Punisher. With that said, because both of these titles are already in production, it’s safe to say all of the directors have been selected already for both series. And with Jessica Jones set to hire only female directors for season two, the next show up would be Daredevil‘s third season, and we’re still unsure just when that’ll be happening. Add in Gunn’s hectic schedule with Guardians Vol. 2, and well, it’s highly unlikely we’d be able to see him head behind the camera for any of the upcoming productions. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. See, during a recent Q&A on his Facebook page, Gunn was asked if he’d ever consider working on one of the Marvel shows for Netflix, and while Gunn definitely seemed up for it, he did state it’d have to be a pilot of a new show.
If it was in the right circumstances, maybe, but it would never be one that was preexisting. It would have to be the pilot of a new show.
While that does seem unlikely at this moment, given Netflix’s Marvel heavy schedule already, there’s always the possibility that one of those constant rumors will eventually come true. And well, if that Moon Knight show ever comes to fruition? Gunn would be the first person I’d love to see Marvel call on to direct/write the pilot.
What about you? What character would you love to see Gunn bring to life on the Netflix side of the MCU? Sound off in the comments below.