James Gunn is an American filmmaker, actor, musician and novelist arguably best known for his work with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Let’s take a look at his life and career over the years, starting with his net worth.
James Gunn Net Worth As Of 2019: $40 Million
James Gunn’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million. Let’s take a look and his life and career over the years to see just how he came so far!
The Early Years
Gunn is a native of St. Louis Missouri. His brothers would also be able to later make names of themselves in the media, including Sean Gunn, an actor, Matt Gunn, an actor and political writer, Brian Gunn, a screenwriter, and Patrick Gunn, a former Vice President with Artisan Entertainment. James Gunn and his brothers attended the Jesuit St. Louis University High School. Gunn later earned a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University, where the also drew political cartoons for a school paper. He later eanred a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 1995.
In 1995, Gunn started his directorial work with Troma Entertainment, working on the independent film Tromeo and Juliet. In 2000, he developed the superhero comedy The Specials. His first big break in Hollywood was Scooby-Doo in 2002, later working on the sequel, Scooby-Doo 2: monsters Unleashed. By 2004, he also wrote the screenplays for the remake of Dawn of the Dead. The same year, he executive produced and starred in the LolliLove mockumentary. His film directorial debut was Slither in 2006.
In 2008, Gunn was a judge on Scream Queens. In 2010, he released the dark comedy and superhero satire Super. In 2014, he co-wrote and directed the Marvel Studios adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy, which featured his brother Sean in a role; he later wrote and and directed the film sequel, released in 2017. In 2017, he wrote and produced the horror film, The Belko Experiment.
According to a new report, James Gunn was offered his pick of DC properties before choosing Suicide Squad. He is writing and directing suicide squad 2 now.