Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn is pissed. Keeping in with the spirit of the film he was talking about, Gunn went on an epic and expletive-filled rant on Facebook speaking his mind about how Deadpool can teach a lesson or two to Hollywood studio executives.
It all started when Deadline posted a report with the following quote from an anonymous "suit" about Deadpool's appeal:
"The film has a self-deprecating tone that's riotous. It's never been done before. It's poking fun at Marvel. That label takes itself so seriously, can you imagine them making fun of themselves in a movie? They'd rather stab themselves."
This seemed to have irked the Guardians director who called this mystery executive "the dumbest f**king Hollywood exec in the history of dumb f**king Hollywood execs," before going on to explain what studios should really learn and understand from Deadpool's success.
"...Over the next few months, if you pay attention to the trades, you'll see Hollywood misunderstanding the lesson they should be learning with Deadpool. They'll be green lighting films 'like Deadpool' – but, by that, they won't mean 'good and original' but 'a raunchy superhero film' or 'it breaks the fourth wall.' They'll treat you like you're stupid, which is the one thing Deadpool didn't do."
He added, "Hopefully in the midst of all this there will be a studio or two that will take the right lesson from this – like Fox did with Guardians by green-lighting Deadpool – and say – 'Boy, maybe we can give them something they don't already have'."