Rotten Tomatoes Puts ‘Guardians’ In DC Timeline, Gunn Calls Them Out

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy from left: zoe saldana as gamaora, bradley cooper sean gunn as rocket raccoon, chris pratt as peter quill aka star lord, vin diesel as groot, dave bautista as drax the destroyer

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Apparently, Rotten Tomatoes believes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (2014) is in fact a DC movie.

Rotten Tomatoes mislabeled Gunn’s Suicide Squad spinoff, Peacemaker, alongside Guardians in their new official timeline for the DC Extended Universe. It’s hard to believe that someone could mix the new DC show with the iconic MCU movie as the two are nothing alike.

To be fair, the DCEU’s timeline isn’t easy to understand. Many fans didn’t know when Peacemaker occurred as it connected with the Justice League, but not in a key way, leaving fans unsure of where the story fit within the DC universe.

Justice League cameo in Peacemaker
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Gunn was able to go all out for Peacemaker as he included gore and violence and having controversial moments like bringing in the Justice League. The show was a success for HBO Max as the show has greenlit a second season with Gunn set to return to write and direct the show.

To make things better, Gunn Tweeted back to Rotten Tomatoes asking how Guardians Vol. 1  ended up after Bird of Prey (2020):

I’m surprised Guardians is after Birds of Prey in the DCEU timeline. 👀

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Gunn has worked with Marvel to bring the Guardians of the Galaxy into the MCU and now his journey with the Guardians crew will come to an end after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023). The Guardians cast has already confirmed this will be the last time the whole crew will be in a MCU film. Gunn has admitted that he plans to take some time away from directing movies after Guardians 3 as he plans to work on the second season of Peacemaker and another Suicide Squad spin-off series.

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After that, it’s unclear what Gunn will do with Marvel and DC as it seems the director has been enjoying his time with DC a lot more. It makes sense after his brief moment of being fired from Guardians 3  that the director would continue to work with DC. In comparison to working with the MCU, Gunn has a lot more creative control with his DC projects. The Suicide Squad (2021) has been praised by many fans for its outlandish humor and violence that wouldn’t have worked for a MCU film.

More on Peacemaker

From Left to Right you have John Economos (Steve Agee), Emilia Harcourt (Jennifer Holland), Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), Vigilante (Freddie Stroma), Peacemaker (John Cena) all sitting around a table in Peacemaker.
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The description of the show reads:

Set five months after the events of The Suicide Squad (2021), the series follows Christopher Smith/Peacemaker as he is enlisted by an ARGUS black ops squad led by Clemson Murn for “Project Butterfly,” a mission to take out parasitic butterfly-like creatures.

John Cena stars as the main character, reprising his role from Gunn’s The Suicide Squad film. Joining Cena in the first of many DC shows on HBO Max are Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, and Robert Patrick.

More About Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 

Guardians of the Galaxy Poster with Peter Quill aka Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) Nebula (Karen Gillan), Groot (Vin Diesel)
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Here’s a description of the movie:

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will release in theaters on May 23, 2023.

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