In the beginning of July, when writer/director James Gunn first started teasing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 footage debuting at San Diego Comic Con, he warned everyone that if they weren't attending the Marvel panel at Hall H, it would be a while before any official footage would be released online.
Knowing that, most people have been content with being patient and have been smart enough to not pester Gunn about when the first Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer will be released. However, since we live in a "ME" society and because Gunn makes himself so accessible, over-enthusiastic, egotistical and impatient fans have been hounding the filmmaker about its unannounced release date dozens of times on a daily basis. And now, it appears as though Gunn is reaching his breaking point on the subject.
"I appreciate and am grateful that so many of you want to see the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer," Gunn posted on his official Facebook page. "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."
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.0comments
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.