‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director Says New Soundtrack More ‘Diverse,’ Gets Trolled

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By Emily Zanotti | 7:16 pm, December 18, 2016

James Gunn, the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, made the mistake of using the word “diverse” when describing the soundtrack to the Guardians second installment. He merely suggested that he’d be incorporating little-known rock songs along with hits from the 1970s and ’80s.

“The second soundtrack is great. I think it’s a more diverse soundtrack. I think the first soundtrack [had] a bunch of songs that maybe you heard but didn’t know the name of the song—you didn’t know the name of the singer,” Gunn told Super Interssante. “In this one, we have some really incredibly famous songs and then some songs that people have never heard. So, it’s a much more diverse soundtrack.”

Thanks to the lack of reading comprehension that pervades social media, both social justice warriors and the alt-right jumped on Gunn’s comments, taking him to task for daring to suggest that his “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” might be more musically varied.

The director, himself, took to Twitter to try to clarify.


It took the alt-right a bit longer than their liberal counterparts to catch on to Gunn’s meaning.

Fortunately, after hours spent arguing, Gunn was able to reassure his fans across the political spectrum that his intention was to expose moviegoers to excellent music, not to force them to confront uncomfortable political truths.

The alt-right may miss out on a sneak preview of Gunn’s new Guardians chapter, as the first theatrical trailer is in front of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which they are also boycotting for its troublesome diversity—the ethnic kind.