Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer-director James Gunn says he trolled a "kid" online who claimed he was Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Gunn, of course, proved his vast worth to the Marvel movie universe in 2014 with the release of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which grossed more than $773 million at the global box office. And with Vol. 2's running tally of $835.4 and Vol. 3 already in the works by the filmmaker, Gunn will no doubt be a vital part of the MCU for many years to come.
As Gunn's fans can attest, the filmmaker likes to have as much fun off the set as he does making his movies. Gunn frequently answers followers on his social media feeds, it shouldn't come as a big surprise that a Twitter user claiming to be "The Real Kevin Feige" caught the director's attention. Embracing his inner adolescence, Gunn figured he's have some fun at the fake Kevin Feige's expense, and posted the online exchange on his Facebook page:
As a filmmaker who clearly respects his fans, Gunn's trolling exercise with the fake Feige wasn't at all mean-spirited, he was just trying to humor him. The amusing thing is, the exchange went on for quite some time, and covered such "ideas" like beheading Groot in the opening scene of Vol. 3.
Gunn, whom the fake Feige accused of being "drunk," also let loose with a bunch of "spoilers" in his online chat, like who the surprise guest star in Black Panther will be (Predator); the revelation of Peter Parker's real identity at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming (Venom); and that the end credits of Thor: Ragnarok will feature comic strip icon Popeye ("You didn't spent six months getting the rights from King Features for nothing!" Gunn exclaims).
The interesting part of the whole conversation is, whoever is playing the part of "The Real Kevin Feige," they're seriously into the part. The fake Feige is never too shy of being accusatory of Gunn, and even questions whether he's really talking to the director or somebody else.
If anybody wants to try contacting Gunn again in the guise of the Marvel boss, they should probably brush up on a few things first. To start, the fake Feige announces to Gunn that he's on Instagram, when Gunn says the conversation took place on Twitter. Also, the fake Feige flubs the spelling of the webslinger by a mile (spiderman? Really?) and can't even spells movies (moives) right. He also forgets to capitalize Marvel, too.
Of course, there's also the matter of that newfangled thing in the burgeoning age of technology called the telephone. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to guess that the real Feige probably has Gunn's number, so if he really wanted to talk with him, he can just pick up the phone and call him.
No matter what the fake Feige think he was going to accomplish by getting Gunn's attention, the person will always have the satisfaction of knowing he got trolled by one of the most talented filmmakers in the business. How many people can say that?
Source: James Gunn
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