While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a little over two months away from release, director James Gunn is still hard at work crafting the final version of the film. One of the common steps taken in the development processes of studio productions are test screenings, in which audiences are shown an early cut of the project to gauge viewer reactions. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Marvel Studios’ test screening for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has received a rare perfect score of 100.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s score is the highest for any Marvel Studios production. THR writes:
Insiders confirm that extremely rare if not unprecedented score, saying the movie, which Disney is set to release May 5, bested the previous top Marvel scorers, Iron Man 3 and Avengers, both of which tested in the high 90s out of 100.
The Hollywood Reporter explain how Marvel Studios test screenings differ from other studios, which usually recruit people from public areas around Los Angeles.
Marvel, however, culls from a more select pool of recruits, what it terms “friends and families screenings.” It’s larger than one might think and still a vigorous testing procedure, not a celebratory reception. It’s one way for Marvel to control security and prevent leaks of either plot spoilers or footage from getting out. And it’s a process Marvel has employed since the first Iron Man.
While test screenings are hardly indicative of films box office or critical success, they do offer studios a sense of how audiences react to certain elements of the film and how they may want to adjust the film accordingly.
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Directed by James Gunn, the film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki and Kurt Russell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released in theaters on May 5, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter