Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Trailer Scene is Not In Film


Marketing a big studio tentpole can be a tricky proposition, as trailers attempt to sell the movie to die hard fans and casual viewers while preserving its secrets. These days, it's become common for theatrical previews to include spoilers, unfortunately diminishing the impact of seeing the final product on-screen for the first time. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is employing a different strategy. Its advertising materials are based more around the cast of characters than the actual plot, and the trailers are using alternate takes of jokes to keep as much under lock and key as possible.

Trailer scenes that aren't in the final film can be extremely frustrating in their own right (for people curious to see how a certain beat played out), but from a certain point of view, it's a solid approach that all but guarantees there will be some surprises when the movie finally premieres. In the case of Vol. 2, writer/director James Gunn has now confirmed there is one sequence from promotion that audiences will not see on the big screen this summer.

On Twitter, Gunn responded to a follower who was apparently grossed out by the teaser depicting Drax disgustingly slurping and chewing on a bowl of food as the team sat around a campfire. Gunn himself thought the bit was funny, but it apparently wasn't meant for the actual film:


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