James Gunn’s Problem With Guardians Of The Galaxy Fans

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe truly has something for everyone. Spanning 13 films and 8 eight years (with many more planned), the MCU covers enough genres and types of superhero movies that you're sure to identify with at least one of them. Some of the most vocal MCU fans are those who took a particular liking to James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. As such, those fans (myself included) are more than excited for the upcoming sequel, and are eager to learn anything we can about what to expect from it. Unfortunately, it looks like this is growing a bit tiresome for the director.

James Gunn recently took to his personal Facebook page to address some of his fans. It seems that some people have been getting a bit aggressive in anticipation for an official movie trailer, and it's becoming too much.

I appreciate and am grateful that so many of you want to see the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer. I am fortunate that so many folks are interested in our film.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.And, yes, usually this is just people being enthusiastic and begging for the trailer, or telling me how they're going to die if they don't get it, or simply asking when it's going to come out even though I can't answer. That's all fun and fair - again, I appreciate the interest. But when I post a photo of a much needed getaway to Palm Springs and someone comments 'Why aren't you working on the goddamn Guardians trailer?' or I post a tribute to the passing of Gene Wilder and someone comments 'Where the fuck is the trailer, asshole?' -- well it gets a little uncool.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.

Wow. It looks like things are really getting out of hand on social media for James Gunn. And it's definitely something that needs to be addressed.

James Gunn is one of the more open and interactive Marvel entities on social media. He's extremely generous with his time and makes sure that there is a constant conversation between himself and the many fans who enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy. Unfortunately, it appears that people are taking advantage of this, and have started to harass the director on his non-Guardians related posts.

Overall, James Gunn makes a very valid point when asking the rabid fanbase to relax. Nothing we say or do is going to make the schedule for footage and trailer release change. Those in attendance at San Diego Comic-Con were lucky enough to see some footage, and it seems that exclusive club is going to remain small until the marketing team behind Guardians 2 spreads the love. We should probably just be thankful that a director of Gunn's caliber is so interactive with his fanbase.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled for a May 5th 2017 release.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.