By now we know that James Gunn and company are hard at work on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. The film is now in post-production. The hotly-anticipated sequel will reunite stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel, and add in new ones like Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell. What we haven’t known is when we can see any of what they’re working on.
During a twitter exchange with some fans, Gunn revealed that folks who attend Marvel’s panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con will likely be getting themselves a glimpse of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2.
When a fan asked why he wouldn’t share what’s shown at Comic-Con online after the panel is over, Gunn gave a fair response:
There have, of course, been exceptions. Last year in particular was a tenuous one for Fox and Warner Bros., as fan leaks of Comic-Con trailers for DEADPOOL and SUICIDE SQUAD led to each studio practically having to release those videos online. Due to that, the studios have been unveiling all kinds of initiatives in order to combat a repeat of that. But Gunn’s reply implies that Marvel is still going somewhat old school with their approach, in that they have no intention of releasing the Comic-Con footage of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 online.
Also ominous is that mention of “It’ll be a while” until there’s some official that’s released to the public.
Back at SDCC 2013, Gunn unveiled a buzz-worthy trailer for the first film, and he did so after only 10 days of principal photography. This time around, he’ll have access to all of what was shot for the sequel. That should make for a pretty damn impressive first look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is set to explode onto a screen near you on May 5, 2017.