Is director James Gunn playing guardian of social media?
Gunn, who’s helming the popular “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, would like you to stop badgering him about the release of the “GotG Vol. 2” trailer.
According to Slash Film, the only other footage about “Volume 2” that has been screened so far was shown in Hall H at the Marvel Studios panel during the San Diego Comic-Con. Since then, fans have been getting a bit too impatient, taking to social media to pester the director about the next available footage.
On his Facebook page, Gunn mentioned how fans even attempted to hinder his remembrance post about the iconic Gene Wilder.
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In Gunn’s social media admonishment, he writes, “But when I...post a tribute to the passing of Gene Wilder and someone comments, ‘Where the f*** is the trailer, a******?’ — well it gets a little uncool.”
Gunn added that when he posted a photo of a “much needed getaway to Palm Springs” someone commented “Why aren’t you working on the goddamn ‘Guardians’ trailer?”
The director did, however, clarify that he appreciates the overwhelming response to Marvel’s superheroes. “I appreciate and am grateful that so many of you want to see the trailer,” he said. “I am fortunate that so many folks are interested in our film.”
Gunn continued, writing, “However, the schedule for the trailers has been decided upon and no matter how many times you request on social media that they come out faster — which has lately been happening dozens of times a day — what is done is done.”
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Later in the post, the director notes, “I don’t know why I’m saying this. If you have the attention span to read all this you’re probably not the jerk cursing at me about a trailer on social media. But I guess it makes me feel a little better. Hope you all have an amazing day.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is scheduled for a May 5, 2017 release in the U.S. The film, produced by Kevin Feige, was also written by Gunn — based off the “Guardians of the Galaxy” by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
The series stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket and Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta.
The original film was a critical and commercial success — earning a 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and fetching $773.3 million at the box office.Send a Letter to the Editor