James Gunn has had a busy few months. The Guardians of The Galaxy director unveiled the first trailer for his latest project, The Belko Experiment, which he produced. Before that, Gunn’s latest Marvel adventure released its first Teaser Trailer to the public. The short-but-sweet clip showed off the “personal” story Gunn has promised for years. In the clip, Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord engages in a very deep and philosophical conversation with Dave Bautista’s Drax The Destroyer. You can check out the “sneak peek” below:
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gunn revealed some interesting details regarding the upcoming Guardians film as well as how the famous teaser trailer for the original, almost, never happened. Gunn revealed that an official trailer for Guardians Vol.2 is ready to go, do not take this as fact, but many believe it will debut alongside Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s trailer with Rogue One later this month.
Gunn then went on to discuss the difficulties in creating a trailer for a huge blockbuster such as Guardians:
“With Guardians, people really go through every single little shot and try to figure out what the movie’s about. And there’s a lot of mysteries in Guardians 2. We [Gunn and the Marvel Marketing Team] were talking about how much to give away — and we’re not going to give away very much. Guardians, it’s such an emotional and physical journey, going to all these different places. It’s like, ‘God, do I really want to show this planet we go to in the middle of the movie? … Those are always hard choices to make.”
The 2014 original featured one of the coolest teaser trailers of all time. The clip, which featured Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked On A Feeling,’ almost never saw the light of day. According to Gunn, test audiences hated the trailer:
“That trailer tested not very well. We had another trailer that was very cheesy that sold the movie as something different than what it was — that tested a little better.”
The director was going to give in, and choose the version which tested well, until Marvel’s Marketing Team stepped in:
“And at the end of the day, the [marketing] guys were like, ‘This is what the movie is. We are selling what the movie is. Not something else. You’ve got to sell the movie for what it is, and that’s what they did. They really bought my trust with that on the first movie.”
And there you have it. You can check out the old trailer below, for old time’s sake.
What do you guys think? Are you all excited for the next Guardians adventure? I cannot wait to see what these rag-tag guys are up to next. Until then, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theatres everywhere May 5, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter