In a Facebook post, Gunn shot down the theory presented by Heroic Hollywood (and touted as confirmed by four different sources) as total bunk. Gunn said that he was speaking out not necessarily because he felt a great need to reveal the truth, but to decry the ridiculous rush to declare any and all spoilerific details about an upcoming film as a journalistic scoop.
The director said he would never again directly address such rumors in case one of them turns out to be true, and truly ruin an important plot point, but felt he needed to say something now in order to explain that decision.
Here's an excerpt of what the director had to say on Facebook:
... [T]he rumors surrounding Quill's parentage at the present moment are completely false, and aren't even close to the truth. I don't know how people come up with this stuff, but it certainly isn't through legitimate sources.
Also, I get the desire to get "scoops" on character inclusion and casting choices, etc. But since when is a plot spoiler a "scoop"? Is this really what fandom wants to know? Plot details in movies ahead of time? I got in this business because I love movies, and I think most film journalists are the same way. And spoiling plot details doesn't add to the enjoyment of the film-going experience.
Gunn added that even if certain aspects of "Vol. 2" inevitably get spoiled, he assured fans that such twists are "only a very small part of what we're cooking up for you." Sounds like a winning recipe to us.
Red Gunn's entire post below. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is due in theaters on May 5, 2017.
[via: James Gunn]
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Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed. Read More