Filming on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 wrapped up just a few weeks ago, and the production is now well underway. James Gunn has teased that this intergalactic trilogy’s final instalment will be the darkest of the three films, and it will be the end of the Guardians as we know them. Vol. 3 will feature many familiar faces from the MCU, as well as a few new ones, such as Adam Warlock’s Will Poulter.
With only a little over a year until the release date, fans are already expressing their excitement for yet another Guardians of the Galaxy adventure. James Gunn and his writing staff have been eager to hear from fans about their enthusiasm for the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and the filmmaker has even responded on multiple occasions.
As a result of his outgoing online persona, Gunn is not afraid of calling out any aspect of his filmmaking that he believes to be questionable. This isn’t the first time the GOTG director has done this, as someone is taking advantage of unsuspecting fans with Vol. 3.
James Gun, director of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie, responded to an Instagram post that appeared to be a Marvel casting call for the film.
People who believed they were signing up for a chance to be an extra in the MCU were duped when Nine9dotcom’s Instagram Story turned out to be a hoax.
“[They] had finished shooting a month ago,” Gunn tweeted in response to the casting call, calling it “bullshit.” People should “beware of companies like Nine9dotCOM” because they “rip off people and take advantage of their dreams,” according to the director.
Okay this is disgusting. People should beware of companies like @Nine9dotCOM, ripping off people & taking advantage of their dreams. Once again, this casting call is bullshit: we finished shooting a month ago. https://t.co/zoKnJDvhlD pic.twitter.com/W9zUwJ9Uqz
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 31, 2022
In response to this, a Twitter user @words_nik provided more details on how this company was attempting to “pressurize people” into paying “99$ plus monthly service fees” in order to participate in the MCU epic:
Even worse they're hosting regular mass zoom calls to get people to pay them 99$ plus monthly service fees to have opportunities for GoTG. They're getting people to pay live while pressuring people on the call who aren't sending in payments.
— nik (@words_nik) May 31, 2022
To round things out, Gunn retorted with one final salvo:
“Nine9dotCOM Maybe you con artists shouldn’t be the ones talking about ‘good relationships’ with directors.”
James Gunn will be lauded by many for exposing these con artists in front of the entire world. In this case, the director may be justified in calling attention to them and putting them in the limelight for a brief period of time.
In the dreams of many MCU fans, it is possible that one day they will be a part of such an enormous project. As a result, profiting from that energy and excitement is despicable.
The sad part is that there are probably hundreds of similar schemes out there. If you want to profit from other people’s dreams and aspirations, you can easily connect yourself to the MCU illegitimately. To begin with, the post itself appears to be genuine.
Although filming for GOTG Vol. 3 had recently finished, those who applied would be aware of this. It’s possible that the fact that this group has been exposed will dissuade others from engaging in similar criminal activity. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, though.