Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
There was a rumor floating around this morning about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The film is a year and a half away, but since it’s a Marvel project, some outlets are already on the hunt for scoops. Today’s rumor regarding director James Gunn‘s highly-anticipated sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy has been debunked by the director himself.
Learn after the jump why Gunn, rightfully so, will no longer respond to rumors or leaks.
Today Heroic Hollywood falsely reported Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) father is Captain Marvel — the original Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell, not the one that immediately comes to mind. We already know Star-Lord’s father is in the sequel, but his identity, as it should be, is currently unknown. More rumors about who Quill’s father is are bound to come out, but don’t expect Gunn to comment on them.
The writer-director had to say on his 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.
Reason B is refreshing to read. We’ve seen movies in the past that live or die by their twists, and after following months of secrecy and buildup to those reveals, you’re often left with an underwhelming twist (“I am Khan.”) rather than a good story. As for why fandom is interested in major plot details before a film comes out, I have no clue, either.
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