It’s been an interesting year for James Gunn. Disney fired the Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director last summer, only to see him hired away by Warner Bros. for The Suicide Squad. Then Disney hired him back so he can continue the Guardians franchise with Vol. 3. Amidst all this turmoil, Gunn produced a superhero film of a different sort, the villain origin/horror story Brightburn.
The film didn’t exactly make waves at the box office. However, Gunn is considering making a sequel to the movie… eventually. In a post on Instagram mourning the loss of Mad Magazine, a commenter asked the filmmaker about the possibility of returning to the world of Brightburn.
“I think I’m tied up for the next few years with Suicide Squad and then Guardians, but we’re talking about the sequel,” Gunn replied (h/t EW).
David Yarovesky (The Hive) directed Brightburn, written by Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) starred alongside David Denman (13 Hours, The Office), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Mom) and Meredith Hagner (Younger).
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Gunn produced with executive producers Mark Gunn, Brian Gunn, Dan Clifton, Simon Hatt, and Nic Crawley. The H Collective fully financed the feature and produced alongside Gunn’s company, Troll Court Entertainment. Screen Gems released the film over Memorial Day weekend this year, where it took in roughly $17 million on a $6 million budget.