Why Isn't GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Comic-Con Video Online? JAMES GUNN Explains

Photo from Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016
Credit: Marvel Studios

At Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016, footage from several new films was screened and then released online - but one you won't be seeing online officially is the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 video package from the Marvel Studios panel, according to James Gunn. The writer/director took to Facebook video to answer fans who had been asking him for the release of the footage, explaining the situation..

“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," said Gunn. “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, ‘just for San Diego Comic Con’ teaser trailer of sorts. The visual FXs are not finished.”

Credit: Marvel Studios

While it could be the case of Marvel Studios' not wanting it shown, Gunn said it's his personal choice not to release it online.

“I’m a perfectionist. For the people who follow me, theyknow 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. The truth is the Comic Con footage - you know, which we trended last night!.Baby Groot trended last night. Guardians trended last night," Gunn continued. "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 an audience one time with an excited crowd - to show them an in-progress piece of film, it’s a different story.”

You can watch Gunn's entire video message here:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to be released May 5, 2017.

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