Marvel put on quite the show at Comic Con over the weekend, but unless you were there you may not see most of it any time soon. Writer/director of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 James Gunn has revealed why this is the case.
In a Facebook live stream, he told fans who couldn't be in Hall H that the footage isn't ready for widespread release just yet. But he reassured fans that it will be released.
He said, “Of course, I want to share everything with you guys, it’s important to me to be able to do that. But here’s the thing: the footage we released at Comic-Con will eventually be seen by the public but in a more finished form. It’s very early days, we’ve only been stopped shooting for a month… The visual effects are not finished. I am a perfectionist. People who follow me know that everything needs to be exactly how I want it to be to be seen in a film, so that it stands up to repeated viewings."
"And the truth is this Comic-Con footage… it’s not something that I nor Marvel are comfortable with being out there and standing up to repeated viewings. The visual effects just aren’t finished. If I do something, I want to do it 100% correctly. However, to sit in the audience one time with an excited crowd and show them an in-progress piece of film, it’s a different story.”
There was supposedly some new technology in place to prevent the recording of footage within Hall H. So now we wait for an official release.