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James Gunn Reveals Why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Trailer Wasn’t Revealed During SDCC, Fans Say He Wants to Avoid Taika Waititi’s Thor 4 CGI Debacle

James Gunn and the guardians of the galaxy

At the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, the first sneak-peek footage of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was screened. However, this was an exclusive and private occurrence that took place in Hall H, where only a few fans of the franchise could get a glimpse at what the filmmaker has to offer in the upcoming Marvel phase. Due to this, fans on the internet were puzzled about the lack of exposure given to the teaser; a direct nod at it not being released publicly and online. Some even took to Twitter to express their disappointment. James Gunn, in a reply, addressed the issue — and not-a-shocker, it’s the VFX.

The filmmaker addresses Marvel's VFX issues
The filmmaker addresses Marvel’s VFX issues

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James Gunn Addressed A Fan’s Query On Twitter

Following the screening of the footage at SDCC, several fans of Guardians of the Galaxy took to Twitter to emphasize the lack of public exposure to the screenwriter’s brilliance. One such fan, in their tweet, tagged the filmmaker and said, “Wish we all could’ve experienced the Guardians trailer yesterday.”

James Gunn explains the lack of Vol. 3 trailer
James Gunn explains the lack of Vol. 3 trailer

An exclusive SDCC-screened footage does devoid the people of the taste of Gunn’s cinematic flavor. However, the director stated the real reason behind holding off on a public trailer release for the upcoming Phase 5 Guardians movie, simply because of the following reason:

Yes, you’ve got that right. It’s the VFX. Nobody can deny that Gunn has a valid point in not wanting to release a lack-luster, haphazard trailer which would likely mount up to Taika Waititi’s level of CGI, as seen in Marvel Studios’ recent release, Thor: Love and Thunder. The director also explained that it is not the studio who’s to be blamed, it is also him — as some of the VFX were not exactly placed the way Gunn wanted them to be, especially for further dissection by fans. Since the shooting was finished in May, which is quite recent, it would take time for the VFX artists to work through a perfect trailer, and time is precisely what they need.

Guardians of the Galaxy volume 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

James Gunn simply urged the fans to “wait just a beat!” and we expect nothing less from the perfectionist.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. is set for a 2023 release

The fans of the MCU on Twitter were mostly reasonable in their approach towards the issue; many agreed with Gunn, as they, too, fear an outcome that is likely to mirror the CGI that was seen in Thor 4, as well as the She-Hulk teasers. Following are some of the tidbits about what the fans had to say:

Some, on the other hand, were not as reasonable. And to that, Gunn had an appropriate reply.

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Patience is of virtue, and thankfully, most fans are aware of it. However, for the excited crowd who cannot wait for the official trailer release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 — unfortunately, wait is what you ought to.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will reportedly hit the theatres on May 5, 2023.

Source: Twitter

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.