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Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ is the key to DC Studios’ future, oddly enough

3 May, 2023

For more than a decade, the narrative surrounding comic book studios Marvel, owned by Disney, and DC, owned by Warner Bros., has been one of a contentious rivalry, with Marvel enjoying the clear edge. But there’s a plot twist coming. The release of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” on Friday marked the symbolic end of writer and director James Gunn’s time with one comic book studio and the start of his reign at another. And, for once, the success of a Marvel film could bode well for the future of its longtime adversary.

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