A letter supposedly written by an independent security consultant for Marvel Comics sent out a letter to a writer at Latino Review demanding that the source who gave them info on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ be revealed. Check it out after the jump!
Latino Review writer Da7e broke the news before Comic-Con that the mysterious movie Marvel had scheduled for 2014 was indeed ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. Fast forward to Comic-Con and that news is confirmed. You would think it is what it is, but Da7e later got a somewhat threatening letter demanding to know who leaked the info because it’s apparently “illegal” to have leaked that information:
I am currently conducting an investigation on Marvel’s behalf regarding the dissemination of confidential, non-public information concerningIron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy. The executives at Marvel are extremely upset regarding the release of this information and they have instructed me to find you and ascertain how you received it. My goal is to accomplish this in a quiet manner. I do not want to see you or anyone else get into trouble nor do I want to see anyone’s career be tarnished because of this. However I am very confident that through your efforts and mine, we will be able to work through this together. I personally feel that you did not have any malicious intent when you posted your spoilers on the fanboy website. Like many fans out there, you just wanted to be the first one to post something on the internet. I get it, however the Iron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxyinformation was confidential and you did not have Marvel’s consent to post it. That was illegal!
You can read the letter in its entirety here in a rebuttal by Da7e at LR.
I don’t know if I believe that letter is legit. It certainly did not hurt Marvel–in my opinion–that the info was leaked. Sites have been speculating about a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film for months. Hell, we wrote about it last year. When Thanos showed up at the end of ‘The Avengers’ folks started talking.
The letter seems fake. I am not sure why anyone would send a fake letter but then again, who knows. It could be real.
Quite frankly, news of a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film isn’t anything to be too worried about. I’m still trying to figure out why Marvel has opted to go with that particular film. I may get slammed for this but I’m going to put this out there anyway. Fanboys and fangirls familiar with the comics will most likely welcome it. But fanboys and fangirls alone don’t turn a profit on a big blockbuster. The film will need to have crossover appeal and if it doesn’t have that; if it doesn’t have that “cool” factor that non-fanboys and fangirls can ride with, then what?
I’d love to hear what you fans of the comics have to say! Tell me what you think!