James Gunn is willing to sacrifice a Ratcatcher 2 series if it means the death of Facebook
As we all know that James Gunn is an ace director. However, very few might be familiar with his great sense of humor. Recently, Daniela Melchior, who played Ratcatcher 2 in The Suicide Squad retweeted a post. In the post, it was claimed that Mark Zuckerberg wants a Ratcatcher 2 series. Only then he will fix the many technical issues Facebook has. It came after a six-hour shut down of Facebook and Instagram a few days back. Although the post was meant to be a joke, Gunn made a snarky comment. He suggested that Facebook should be shut down for good. Therefore, he will never make the series.
Despite his issues with Disney in the past, James Gunn remains a favorite to direct superhero films
In 2018, he heavily criticized Donald Trump. In response to that, a commentator dug up old tweets of James Gunn which were problematic. This led to Disney severing ties with him and firing him from the position of director of Guardian of the Galaxy vol. 3. However, he made a public apology and confessed to regretting the jokes he made. At the time, James Gunn received a lot of support from his fellow directors and actors. The cast member of Guardians of the Galaxy including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista, and others stood up for him. They released a joint statement in support of James Gunn. After the criticism, Disney reversed their decision and brought him back as the director.
Recently, he directed The Suicide Squad and many characters were killed in the film
Although the previous version of this film was a financial success, critics and fans did not like it. However, James Gunn was able to wow the fans and critics alike. At the beginning of the film, many characters of The Suicide Squad were killed off. However, James Gunn made sure to not kill an essential one. Originally, he planned to kill off Ratcatcher 2. But changed his mind in the end. While talking about it, he said:
“The original ending that I pitched, one main character died and one main character did not die. And the main character who died was Ratcatcher 2. She was so sweet, I just felt like it was just too dark. Not that we don’t love Polka Dot Man. We do. I just couldn’t kill Ratcatcher 2. So I relented.”
Few days back, James Gunn and Daniela Melchior had a hilarious exchange regarding Ratcatcher 2 series
Last week, Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp were down for almost six hours worldwide. All of these social media apps are owned by Mark Zuckerberg. As is the norm, people passed the time by making memes on Twitter. A few days back, Daniela Melchior, who plays Ratcatcher 2 in The Suicide Squad, shared a hilarious meme. It read:
[BREAKING] Mark Zuckerberg reveals he has no plans to fix social media apps until a Ratcatcher 2 series gets confirmed. “Where is it?” Zuckerberg has been quoted as saying, “I miss cleo cazo” #internetshutdown
To which, James Gunn responded:
If this means no FB I am sorry Daniela but for the good of the world we can never make that show.
It seems that James Gunn is not a fan of Facebook or Mark Zuckerberg. But will he really sacrifice a potential Ratcatcher 2 series to be petty? Only time will tell.