• James Gunn was concerned about Superman's introduction in DCEU
  • Gunn is currently filming the television series, "Peacemaker"
  • "The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special" is under pre-production

Wonder what it would be like if DC Universe's popular superhero Superman plays a villain? Writer and director James Gunn recently revealed that he thought about it for his recently released movie, "The Suicide Squad."

However, Gunn didn't execute the idea. Thanks to the supervillain Starro, he ditched the idea of portraying the beloved superhero Superman as a villain.

"There was a time when I thought The Suicide Squad should fight Superman," Gunn told Script Apart on Sunday, noting that Starro is one of his favorite villains.

"He's a character I love from the comics. I think he's a perfect comic book character because he's absolutely ludicrous but also very scary in his own way. What he does is scary," Gunn explained.

The director further explained that "[Starro] He used to scare the crap out of me when I was a child, putting those facehuggers on Superman and Batman."

The 55-year-old director also revealed a major reason for choosing Starro over Superman because "he was one of the major, major DC villains that was probably never going to be put into another movie. And if they did, it'd have been a 'black cloud' version of Starro. Not a giant walking starfish, a kaiju that's bright pink and cerulean blue, this ridiculously big, bright bad guy."

Considering DC Extended Universe, Gunn noted that adding Superman would have confused fans as "at the time, there were a lot of questions like, 'Who is Superman in the DCEU? Is this movie outside the DCEU?', and I just didn't want to deal with it all that much."

"The Suicide Squad" was released on Aug. 6, this month in theaters and on HBO Max, simultaneously. The movie was made on a budget of $185 million and it earned $262 approximately in its opening weekend in the US and Canada.

The action-adventure featured various supervillains, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, King Shark, Harley Quinn and more. The movie starred John Cena, Margot Robbie, Pete Davidson, Idris Elba, Sylvester Stallone, Daniela Melchior and Joel Kinnaman in the key roles.

The director is currently filming the television series, "Peacemaker" while "The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special" is under pre-production.

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These are the new squad members director James Gunn may be bringing to "Suicide Squad 2." Gunn attends is pictured at E3 on June 13, 2017 in Los Angeles. Christian Petersen/Getty Images