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The director has of course straddled between the two comic powerhouses, having filmed Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy series alongside the new DC film.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Gunn was asked whether he had to tease out the apparent complexity and relatability of the characters.
"Well most of these characters don't really exist, that much and I mean there is no rat catcher 2 in DC, you know, King Shark is very different, Bloodsport is completely different," he began. "Harley is the one character is sort of consistent from comics and animated films and movies."
Gunn went on to add of the complexity: "But I think what you're saying is true, and I think one of the reasons for that though is really simple, it's that we're not burdened by being heroes. Marvel superheroes are burdened by being heroes.
"Even the Guardians are burdened by their heroism, you know they're and they're probably the worst. They're the worst of the Marvel heroes, I mean Rocket is on the border of being super villains right?
"So, I think it's—it is about the name you know. We're just a lot more like Polka Dot Man that we are like Captain America."
Ahead of its release this week, The Suicide Squad has been getting rave reviews, having scored an impressive 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
"Otherwise we could have had a world without a human-shark hybrid devouring humans, and that's just not a world we want to live in."
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