Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn has revealed the reason the film’s trailer, which was screened at San Diego Comic-Con, hasn’t been released online.
Marvel Studios’ SDCC panel saw a wealth of new projects announced and trailers unveiled. Following the panel, trailers for both Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and She-Hulk were released online. However, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer was reserved for those in attendance.
Director James Gunn has taken to social media to address the trailer’s lack of an online release, revealing that the decision was as much his as Marvel’s.
The Guardians Will Return Soon
One fan had tweeted their dismay at the lack of an online release for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer, receiving a response from James Gunn to clear things up.
In his reply, James Gunn revealed he would have liked to share the trailer with fans everywhere, but some of the VFX are not yet at a stage where the director feels comfortable opening the trailer up to the sort of repeated viewings and close scrutiny that an online release allows.
Screening the trailer at Comic-Con wouldn’t have allowed for the sort of close analysis that inevitably follows a trailer’s general release in the online age, so it makes sense that Gunn would have chosen to screen it exclusively for SDCC attendees. Check out Gunn’s explanation below:
It likely won’t be too long a wait until the trailer is released online. Elsewhere, in the replies to this tweet, James Gunn also confirmed that the trailer featured the song “Do You Realize??” by the Flaming Lips, saying that the song would be featured in the film.
The Guardians last appeared in Thor: Love and Thunder. Here is the film’s synopsis:
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, the Thor solo film stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now playing in theaters. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will hit theaters on May 5, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.