James Gunn Comments On Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Spoilers

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer and director James Gunn says spoilers are no big deal.

International fans, who have already seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, have been flooding social media networks with plot and character details over the past few days, and Gunn recently took to Facebook to discuss the issue. He shared a post directed at those who leak details about certain film elements, and asked fans to not worry about accidentally encountering spoilers online.

"For a couple of years now, the Marvel team and I have been careful not to let out any secrets contained within Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," he said. "We have held back drastically on our promotional materials, using almost all plot elements from the first 20 minutes of the film... so that you, the fans, know as little about the surprises we have in store for you before going in. [But] a handful of folks online who have already seen the movie are enjoying 'spoiling' these plot elements for others by posting on message boards or Twitter or even writing entire online articles."

Though Gunn isn't too keen on people spoiling certain details for others who've yet to see it, he explained that "spoilers don't really spoil anything," so there's little cause for concern.

"I don't get very angry over [people posting spoilers] for a few reasons," said Gunn. "Firstly, there are bigger things in the world today to get angry about than some poor sap who has the need to spoil movies online. Secondly, I'm grateful not to be that poor sap clambering for attention from the solitude of keyboard and screen by spoiling, which cannot be a particularly fulfilling venture for anyone."

Gunn expressed confidence in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, stating that even if someone catches a spoiler as they scroll through their social media feeds, they'll still be able to enjoy the film. Simply put, spoilers won't hinder a fan's ability to adore the sequel flick.

"There are studies that show spoilers don't really spoil anything," Gunn said. "In a good story, our brains feel just as much pleasure whether or not we know the plot point ahead of timeā€”and a new sort of pleasure emerges when we're piecing together the story we know is leading to some already-known element."

Any fans who've already caught wind of the easter eggs, surprise appearances, and plot twists tucked in Guardians Vol. 2 will "still be able to heartily enjoy the film."

"Spoilers don't matter," Gunn explained. "We've created a movie where the story, humor, visuals, music, and emotion don't rely on surprises... you'll have a blast whether or not you know a spoiler or two before going in."

Gunn's level-headed response to the rampant spoiler issue is undoubtedly admirable, especially considering the time and effort he's poured into the Guardians franchise over the past few years. He even attempted to remove some of the power from the word "spoiler," instead suggesting that everyone refer to them as something else.

"Since spoilers don't really spoil, going forward, let's call them something more accurate. I'm going to go with 'pre-known plot points' until someone [suggests] a better term," Gunn said. He concluded by expressing his adoration for all the Guardians fans, even the ones who post spoilers: "Love you all. Have a great day."

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