The “Marvel vs. DC” debate is a decades-long, never-ending argument between fans who are exclusive to one side or the other. It’s simply gotten bigger because it’s expanded from comic shops to the massive social media space in which movies are discussed. It’s on yet another level now that both companies have their own shared, cinematic universes. That does not mean, however, that everyone is interested in the conversation.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn certainly isn’t interested in the debate. Gunn, like many superhero fans, loves characters from both companies. As a filmmaker, he has bigger things to worry about, like making his own movie the best it can possibly be. Gunn said as much in an interview with Variety during the Toronto International Film Festival.

“I just don’t find any room in my headspace for thinking my movies are superior or inferior to someone else’s. I really just think about how can I make, for instance right now, how can I make [Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2] the greatest spectacle film of all time? That’s all I care about so that’s what I concentrate on. I don’t really think about Marvel versus DC. And also any time a Marvel movie comes out that isn’t as good as I wished it was or anytime a DC movie comes out that isn’t as I wished it was, I’m disappointed because I love these characters. I grew up reading Marvel and DC comics. I want them all to be good.”

This portion of the interview comes in the final minute of the video above. Gunn was at the TIFF last week to premiere and promote The Belko Experiment, which he wrote and produced. Director Greg McLean also took part in the interview, though he did not weigh in on the Marvel/DC business.

At the very end of the interview, Gunn went beyond his own preferences as a fan and called out a simple reality of the superhero genre that is all too often ignored.

“I also want them all to be good just for selfish purposes because when superhero movies are good, people go see other superhero movies. It’s not like only Marvel or only DC can make money. If they both make great movies, they’ll both help each other make money.”

This is a point I’ve made in the past. Don’t worry, Gunn didn’t steal it from me. It’s something Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and others have also said. It’s really just common sense. When great superhero movies come out consistently, audiences will be more excited about the genre. The more excited audiences are, the more likely they will be to go see each new film, which helps every studio in the game make more money.

Like Gunn, I’ve always been a fan of both, preferring to get my hands on as many superhero stories as I could. That said, there’s nothing wrong with preferring one over the other. There is even room for a bit of a rivalry, as long as it’s in good fun and everyone understands the simple truth that healthy competition by way of good movies is what’s in the best interest of the genre and its individual participants. Also, two companies pushing each other by making great films will give fans the best movies they can possibly get.

Gunn is putting a lot of pressure on himself by trying to make Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the greatest spectacle film of all time, but that really is part of pushing the genre forward with another great movie. That’s not to say GotG Vol. 2 will be a failure if most critics don’t think it’s the best spectacle film ever; there’s just nothing wrong with aiming high. Every few years, it helps when a movie comes along that raises the bar. Whether it’s The Dark Knight in 2008 or Marvel’s The Avengers in 2012, a new, instant classic superhero film reenergizes the genre and creates more opportunities to see the characters we love, from Marvel or DC, on the big screen in truly great movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be submitted for “Greatest Spectacle Film of All Time” status on May 5, 2017.