So, if like us, you were a little peeved because the folks at SDCC 2016 saw some Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 footage that we won’t see, then we’re saying to you… relax, James Gunn has heard your fan rage and is saying we will see it but not yet.
And there’s a reason.
Taking to his Facebook page, the director said: “Of course I want to share with you guys everything. It’s important to me to be able to do that, but here’s the thing. The footage we released at Comic Con will eventually be seen by the public but in a more finished form.” He went on to explain that, “It is very early days. We’ve only stopped shooting for a month. We presented an entire huge scene with Yondu and Rocket and Baby Groot. And then we also presented some special glimpses, [a] ‘just for San Diego Comic Con’ teaser trailer of sorts. The visual FXs are not finished.
“I’m a perfectionist. For the people who follow me, [they] know that everything needs to be exactly as I want it to be to be seen in a film so that is stands up to repeated viewings,” he added.
“The truth is the Comic Con footage – you know, which we trended last night!.Baby Groot trended last night. Guardians trended last night. We did extremely well just by people spreading the word. But it’s not something that I nor Marvel are comfortable with being out there and standing up to repeated viewings because the visual FXs just aren’t finished. And, if I do something, I want to do it 100% correctly. However, [to show it] to an audience one time with an excited crowd – to show them an in-progress piece of film, it’s a different story.”
We understand what he’s saying but we still think that, given the liklihood that someone will release footage online that they filmed from three miles away on a 1926 mobile phone, it might be a better idea to release it anyway? Still what do we know about making movies?
In a related story, Gunn has released our first look at the Ravengers in the sequel to the Marvel space adventure… hansome looking crew.