James Gunn Has No Problem Shooting Down ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Rumors
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 7:25 pm
If there is anyone who is just as tired about wild rumors about sequels it’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn. Of course since the film is still in very early development, and expected to start shooting early next year for a May 2017 release, rumors are flying about which characters are in it, the plot, and as of now who Star-Lord’s father is.
Some would say that Gunn is obligated to say that the rumors are false, but for the most part, he has no real reason to lie to us. Case in point, when many thought that the Hulk would be in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Gunn shot that rumor down. In fact he had to do it multiple times. But it was when Mark Ruffalo signed on to be in Thor: Ragnarok that pretty much confirmed that the Hulk would not be visiting those a-holes. Gunn recently had to shoot down another rumor that Thanos was not Star-Lord’s father, but that was only because Bradley Cooper misspoke – according to Gunn, Cooper didn’t even receive the script at that time. Now another wild rumor is starting to fly, and Gunn, once again, has to shoot it down. In fact it sounds like he is getting tired of it. Check out what he had to say below.
Here is what was rumored earlier today. Heroic Hollywood came out with a report that said that Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) father is Captain Marvel “” the original Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell from the comics. Of course how the site got access to this kind of info when only a few people actually knew the identity at the time is still unknown. But what’s clear is that James Gunn is not to happy about any of these leaks happening and is even more tired of having to shoot all these rumors down. Here’s what he had to say on his official Facebook page:
“All right. From this moment on I’m going to stop commenting on any rumors surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, because, eventually, someone is going to come up with a spoiler that has some truth to it. That said, the rumors surrounding Quill’s parentage at the present moment are completely false, and aren’t even close to the truth. I don’t know how people come up with this stuff, but it certainly isn’t through legitimate sources.
Also, I get the desire to get ‘scoops’ on character inclusion and casting choices, etc. But since when is a plot spoiler a ‘scoop’? Is this really what fandom wants to know? Plot details in movies ahead of time? I got in this business because I love movies, and I think most film journalists are the same way. And spoiling plot details doesn’t add to the enjoyment of the film-going experience. So bravo to those folks out there who don’t partake in this sort of thing.
But, as I said, eventually someone will actually spoil some detail of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. So this will be my last comment squelching a rumor until May 2017. But if you do pick up on some plot detail between now and then, be aware, A) They are likely full of shit, as has been everyone so far who has claimed to have had inside info, and B) We’re creating a film that doesn’t rely on plot twists to be an enjoyable experience. They’re only a very small part of what we’re cooking up for you.
It’s hard to argue with Gunn’s frustrations, especially with point B. For some films the plot twists work, then there are those film’s that rely too much on the plot twists, and it ultimately fails to live up to its expectations. Sure there is a fine line between breaking a scoop, and just ruining a film by reporting on spoilers. And for him to stop responding to rumors from here on out is probably for the best considering we would much rather him focus on directing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
But is become more clear that the spoiler culture is far more concerned with rumors, speculation, and spoilers than the movie itself. So let’s just hope the scoopers take Gunn’s note to heart, and just have fun with the film and be genuinely surprised instead of knowing what’s coming.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.