While superhero movies are absolutely dominating the world of film production, they're a tricky beast to get right. Because in addition to hopefully creating a captivating and well paced film, they must also deal with the fandom's seemingly exceedingly high expectations. One upcoming film that is very highly anticipated is James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which will be the 15th installment into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last night saw the debut of a new fantastic trailer during Jimmy Kimmel Live!. And while that should be a happy event, some fans took umbrage with the trailer, citing that it gave away too much of the film's contents.
Luckily James Gunn (as always) is happy to communicate with Guardians fans throughout the twitterverse. When one fan accused the trailer of revealing too much from the film, Gunn had a quick and sufficient retort. Check it out.
Take that, trolls. James Gunn doesn't need Rocket Raccoon's weaponry to fire some shots at the haters out there.
James Gunn has revealed that the majority of the new trailer's contents come from the first fifteen minutes of the film. This is likely in reference to the Guardian's opening battle with that scary space octopus monster. Regarding that scene, we've known about this fight long before any footage or images from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was ever released. The very first concept art shows the group battling the monster, with the group originally all using jetpacks to fight off the monster. Although the footage from the trailer makes it seem like Drax and Gamora are planted firmly on the ground, perhaps the group will surprise us with a full on jetpack battle. How cool would that be?
Indeed, the overall plot of Guardians 2 still seems pretty vague. All we're shown is that there's some sort of conflict with a gold clad group, and Peter Quill's father will eventually show up. Considering we've been privy to Kurt Russell's casting as Ego the Living Planet, the latter truly wasn't much of a revelation. Instead, we got a few glimpses into these moments, activating fans' palates for the full sequel.
Other than those moments, the majority of the trailer's footage show off very vague, albeit awesome, moments of action from the film. This didn't reveal much of anything, as well all knew there would be plenty of action and laughs in the next installment into the Guardians franchise.
Concern over trailers' footage has been a growing one over the past few years. Some trailer producers tend to give away the majority of a film's contents, thus ruining the moments of surprise and excitement which should come with a moviegoing experience. And regarding comic book movies, we can look to Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as an example of what NOT to do. Because in addition to showing a bunch of awesome lines from the movie, the full length trailer gave away Doomsday's inclusion in the third act, essentially ruining one of the big twists of the film.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will fly into theaters on May 5, 2017.