WARNING, there are some spoilers for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’ ahead. If you have not seen the movie yet, you should probably drop whatever you are doing and go see it. You’ll thank me later. It’s fun.
For everyone else, hopefully you were patient and sat through the end credits, and got to enjoy the record breaking FIVE post-credits scenes that James Gunn and company inserted into the film, that ranged from the silly and non-sensical to the MCU-plot set-up standard fair we have come to expect from movies made by Marvel Studios over the past few years. However, it seems that James Gunn had even more in mind for the end credits, but he ended up leaving one of those scenes on the cutting room floor, a scene that he described during a recent chat with USA Today about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.’
The scene in question would have Gamora and Mantis, aboard their new ship, finding Gef still aboard, with the audience learning the Ravager had not actually died at the hands of Yondu during his murderous spree earlier in the film (Gef was the guy drinking an ale when the arrow went first through his glass, and then turned around and appeared to go straight through his body). In Gunn’s words:
“We realize that Gef has been on the ship the entire time mortally wounded. It ended up being a little confusing.”
Confusing, and to be perfectly honestly, unnecessary. While it would have been nice to have a post-credits scene with the ladies, I don’t really care about the Gef character, and having him randomly still be alive after the events of the film just sounds weird, and not overly funny. Especially when you have a scene with someone like Mantis in it, who is a goldmine of comedic opportunities. As she is not mentioned as having anything to do in this Gef scene, it sounds like Gunn made the right choice in cutting the scene, as it was probably a lost cause from the start, especially as it just sounds like he was reaching and it was just not very good.
What do you think? Would you have wanted to see this 6th deleted post-credits scene? Or do you think 5 was enough? Share your thoughts in the comments below!