When it comes to the long-standing feud between Marvel and DC fans, it's something that's exhausting not only for the people involved, but everybody who doesn't want to get involved but is forced to witness the ongoing rivalry. Whilst the majority of fans from each property will enjoy what they enjoy and not try to force their opinions on those who may enjoy something else entirely, there are a lofty minority who will do just that, unapologetically.

James Gunn is fed up of watching fans fightJames Gunn is fed up of watching fans fight

Over the years, a number of big names have come out and asked for the arguing to stop, especially when it comes to online attacks from one fan base to another. The biggest catalyst for the feud now seems to be the Hollywood releases from each company, such as those taking place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and those that fill up the DC Extended Universe.

Now, James Gunn is adding his name to the list of those hoping everybody can get along, writing a plea on social media for fans to put their differences aside and come together.

Taking to his Twitter account, the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director wrote: "Every time I mention anything DC, no matter what, my feed becomes an endless screaming match about BvS. You guys are never going to convince each other - it's just a bunch of wasted energy. At least when you're screaming at each other about Trump, it's something of international importance. But it's a 2 year old movie that some people like and some people don't. Why is someone else's opinion so important to you? As Marvel and DC super fans you have way more in common with each other than you do with the rest of the world. So why do you spend so much time raging at each other? It's silly. Please just stop it. Stop engaging in that way. But at the very least, when you do, untag me. I've muted a lot of you guys, but not all. Thanks."

Followed by over 346,000 people on Twitter, we imagine that watching just a small fraction of those people go at it on the notifications timeline would be an infuriating prospect; especially for a man who's clear in his love for comic books and everything they spawn, no matter the original company.

Whilst debate should be encouraged, it's the more toxic online fandom that really cause concern for the majority whilst witnessing their rantings. Hopefully, Gunn's words will inspire some to rein it in a little bit and encourage them to live and let live. We can't imagine however that the arguing will slow down any time soon...

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe recently expanded with the release of 'Thor: Ragnarok' in cinemas, whilst the DC Extended Universe gets its next addition in the form of 'Justice League', which hits the big screen on November 17.