James Gunn Weighs In On Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Texting Lawsuit
Posted 2017/05/17 1993 0
Who doesn't get annoyed by in-movie texters? And during "Guardians"?
Austin-based newspaper The Statesman reports that 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar of Round Rock, Texas is suing his date for texting during a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Vezmar is asking his date for $17.31, the cost of a single ticket for the 3D film showing.
Vezmar and his date reportedly met online, likely through a dating or social media site, and went on their fateful first date on May 6. Allegedly, the woman began texting about 15 minutes into the Guardians Vol. 2 showing. The petition claims that she "activated her phone at least 10 to 20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages." Vezmar called the experience "a first date from h***," and called texting during a film "one of his biggest pet peeves."
Additionally, Vezmar reportedly asked the woman to stop texting, but she refused. He stated that he suggested she exit the theater to text, and when she left, she never came back. Vezmar said that woman drove off in her car, which the pair had driven to the theater, and he was left without a ride.
Gunn, who is a prolific social media user, saw the report and decided to give his opinion on the matter.
"Why stop at suing? She deserves jail time!" Gunn tweeted.
The unnamed woman was later contacted by the Statesman for comment and was shocked Vezmar had filed a suit, “I had my phone low and I wasn’t bothering anybody…it wasn’t like constant texting,” she said. “I’m not a bad woman, I just went out on a date.”
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is available here to watch!