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Can We Defeat the Culture of Leaks?

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Is the ‘culture of leaks’ destroying film and television or is it, in fact, a harmless sneak peak at whats to come? With movie studios putting a lot of time and money into their creations should we wait patiently for them to release the latest news and footage? Or is it our duty as geeks and fans to hunt out and track down as much information as we can?

Don’t get me wrong I love hearing the latest production rumours, Throwing my opinions into the ring on who should play Cable in Deadpool 2, and whether or not Ben Affleck will continue in his role of Batman after The Justice League. These are all par for the course in Geekdom. The fuel that keeps us going on those dark days between releases. Without rumours and arguments over canon, we would be lost and the genre would collapse.

I’m talking about Trailer leaks here. Over the last few weeks Marvel as shown of footage for Avengers: Infinity War to those lucky enough to be at San Diego Comic Con and D23. However, for the rest of the world, Marvel has refused to release the footage online with co-director Joe Russo saying:

“So we are taking our time and working on that footage because, as you can imagine, the levels of visual effects in these movies are unprecedented and there are certain things in this footage at Comic-Con that works specifically for a Comic-Con audience,” Russo said. “But when we go wide, to a wide audience, we have to make sure that footage works for a wide audience.”

So the co-director of Avengers: Infinity War doesn’t want us to see the trailer just yet but one fan has published camera footage of the trailer from Hall H online as can be seen in the video below:

Posted by Werd To My Nerd on Sunday, July 23, 2017

There is no denying the action in the video is great and the trailer looks like it could be awesome but for me, the quality and shine of a full HD trailer would have delivered so much more impact than seeing this sub par, poor quality, grainy first look. But yet I know many people who are over joyed with being able to see that which was denied them because they couldn’t make it to SDCC or D23.

Where do you stand on this issue?
Do you want to see the footage whether it is great quality or not?
Is it Marvel’s fault for showing the footage and not releasing it online?

As always let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments below