The suicide squad director James Gunn He is reassuring everyone that he is still alive and well after an obituary with his name went viral. Gunn was reached out by fans, friends and family after it was revealed that popular sci-fi author and editor James E. Gunn passed away. Turns out, many people read the headline too quickly and assumed it was the Guardians of the Galaxy director who had actually died.
After James E. Gunn’s obituary began to go viral, director James Gunn tweeted: “For the record, I have received dozens of messages from close friends and family who quickly read this headline and freaked out.” The suicide squad The director continued: “I’m alive. Different James Gunn, may he rest in peace.” Gunn also called a post for its misleading title, which left the “E” out of James E. Gunn’s name. Looking at said headline, which has since been edited, it’s easy to see why people thought the other Gunn had passed away.
James E. Gunn was a prolific science fiction author and editor. Gunn died on December 23, 2020 in Lawrence, Kansas and was 97 years old. His death was announced by the University of Kansas, which is where he taught and later founded the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. Gunn’s 1972 book, The Listeners, was praised by astronomer Carl Sagan, who said it was “one of the best fictional depictions of contact with extraterrestrial intelligence ever written.” However, James E. Gunn is probably best known for his 1962 book, The Immortals, which was later adapted into a television movie, and then into a television series in the early 1970s.
James E. Gunn’s latest book, Transformation, came out in 2017. Throughout his long career, the author wrote more than 30 books and more than 100 short stories. America’s science fiction and fantasy writers honored him as Grandmaster in 2007, and he was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2015. While he doesn’t appear to be a direct influence, it appears that James E. . Gunn’s pioneering writing may have been an indirect influence on Arnold Drake and artist Gene Colan when they created Guardians of the Galaxy.
The other James Gunn is still alive and working on The suicide squad derived series Pacifier, which is now filming with the goal of an early 2022 release on HBO Max. After that and the promotional campaign for his DC projects, Gunn will return to Marvel Studios to begin work on the long-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Fans have been waiting a long time to see the Guardians together again in their own movie, so thankfully, the wait is almost over. You can take a look James Gunn’s Official Twitter Response to the obituary of James E. Gunn above.
Topics: Guardians of the Galaxy, Suicide Squad 2