Gunn Shoots Down “Guardians 2” Dad Talk

A spoiler rumor about a character has led to something of a debate online today about when the issue of plot spoilers go too far.

It began this morning when Heroic Hollywood reported that, according to four separate sources, they had discovered the identity of the father of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) in the upcoming sequel to last year’s Marvel sci-fi comic adaptation “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

The plot point emerged at the end of the first film and is said to play a major part of the second, I won’t reveal the information here but you can click the link to find out yourself. In the wake of that report though, director James Gunn has done a posting on his Facebook page not only flatly denying the rumor but expressing concern about the nature of this kind of ‘spoiling the major twists’ journalism:

All right. From this moment on I’m going to stop commenting on any rumors surrounding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,…

Posted by James Gunn on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Several think pieces have since been penned in the interim before many of the same sites go back to reporting on similar stories a few hours later. History repeats.