Well, this isn't the first time that we here at Cosmic Book News have heard about a leak coming out of Marvel related to the Guardians of the Galaxy, is it?!
The latest has it that prior to the recent San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy movie is going to be a part of Marvel Studios next batch of up and coming movies. And sure enough that was announced.
The news was "leaked" - apparently - and now Disney and Marvel Studios are investigating.
Latino Review is the source of the Guardians of the Galaxy info, and now they have been contacted by a Marvel investigator, and told if they give up their source it will be well worth their effort.
Latino Review was also told to keep the inquiry on the down-low, but credit to Latino Review, they posted the entire e-mail (below).
You will notice some interesting jargon associated with the letter ranging from calling Latino Review a "fanboy website" to "illegal" to "worth your effort" to "consequences will be quite severe" to "take this investigation to the next level."
And what it really is — is bullying.
Marvel's ticked that the info was spilled and is threatening a writer for Latino Review thinking they could scare the guy into submission.
While Latino Review has cut out the name of the investigator, THR has another copy of the e-mail with the name as Robert Grosser, vp of loss prevention at Marvel.
THR also states that sources have said Marvel "has been hit with a series of intellectual property thefts recently, including stolen scripts and images."
So maybe we'll be seeing and hearing about some cool stuff soon.
You can read Mr. Grosser's full e-mail below.
The Guardians of the Galaxy movie opens August 1, 2014.
My name is Rob Grosser and I am an independent security consultant working for Marvel. I have worked as a security consultant for Marvel since 1982. I am currently conducting an investigation on Marvel’s behalf regarding the dissemination of confidential, non-public information concerning Iron 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 Galaxy information was confidential and you did not have Marvel’s consent to post it. That was illegal!
If you provide me with your source, I will make it worth your effort. I want to work with you. As I stated above, I do not want to see you or anyone else get into trouble. That would be a lose-lose for everyone. I would hope that you are now realizing that this is a very serious matter and the consequences will be quite severe if I do not find out how you obtained the Iron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy information.
My goal is to ascertain how you got the Iron Man 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy informationand make this go away. All information you provide will remain confidential, even your identity. Your source will never know. Let’s work together and make this happen before it is too late. To date, everyone I have worked with has not suffered any consequences. I do not want to see this situation get blown out of proportion. However if we do not work together, I will have no choice but to take this investigation to the next level and I will not stop until this investigation is completed.
Please get back to me with your thoughts and let me know how you would like to proceed. It is my goal to bring this matter to closure as quickly and quietly as possible. Thank you for your time and please get back to me as soon as possible.
If you would like to talk, you can reach me at [xxx-xxx-xxxx]