– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Oh, San Diego Comic-Con: the year we all eagerly sit at our computers combing all our favorite movie sites in hopes of catching a grainy, audience-filmed trailer for the most anticipated upcoming superhero flick. Despite the fact that it’s 2016, many studios are still shocked when their trailers hit the web, feeling it’s a betrayal to fans who made the trek out to San Diego.

Many bloggers have expressed their desire for studios to get with the times — release the trailers in Hall H and post them online a few hours later. This would prevent certain audience members from seeing the aforementioned grainy video online and having their first impression be a potentially negative one due to the lack of clarity. With the launch of the new streaming service, Comic-Con HQ, it seemed the convention may lean toward streaming the entire event — despite stating that sharing the trailers was completely up to the studio.

So what’s to happen this year? Will it be one big repeat of years past? Will studios get shocked when the latest GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 trailer hits the web a few hours after airing in Hall H?

According to GUARDIANS 2 director James Gunn, the convention may have an ace of their sleeve for preventing piracy. In one of his Facebook posts, Gunn teased that we were 300 days away from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 hitting theaters. One fan replied to the post, asking when we’d see a teaser. Gunn responded directly to that post, stating:

“Well, you might see something if you’re in Hall H on July 23 with me and the Marvel panel. Or if someone secretly films that — which is less likely to happen because of new technology, but I still know sometimes happens — then you’ll see it right after. If not then, it will be a short while.”

“New technology,” huh? Well, I have to say, I’m intrigued. What kind of technology could prevent folks from recording on their phones? I can’t even begin to speculate on that, but am eager to hear more and see the outcome once Comic-Con has had its run.

Any thoughts on what this “new technology” could be? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCE: James Gunn

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.