Though it was finally unseated from it’s number one spot, the surprise superhero hit of the year ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was still able to clear the $600 million mark at the worldwide box office this weekend. As the film continues to collect accolade after accolade, the cast and crew are preparing for the team’s future in an upcoming sequel and ‘The Avengers 3.’ However, that doesn’t mean that they’re completely moving on from the film that put them on the map just yet.
Just as we saw with the original Stan Lee cameo, director James Gunn has taken to his Instagram again to share another story of what could have been. The filmmaker posted another exclusive image from the Phase Two film and detailed another deleted scene featuring the guard that commandeered Star-Lord’s signature walkman. Check out the picture below, followed by Gunn’s explanation of the scene:
“Here’s me and the actor Spencer Wilding who played the Mean Guard who jabs Quill in the prison with the electrical staff and gets his comeuppance to Escape (the Piña Colada Song). He also has a little container of Play-Doh. Why Play-Doh? Because I would keep a pile of little Play-Doh containers onset and if someone did an especially amazing job that day – whether it was an actor, a grip, a stunt man, or a PA – they’d get a canister of Play-Doh. I probably only gave about 40 containers out over the entire shoot – on an 85 day schedule with a crew of a couple hundred, that isn’t much. I chose Play-Doh because I love the smell of it – opening a new container and smelling it puts me in a creative, child-like place. And who doesn’t love playing with Play-Doh (I swear Play-Doh isn’t paying for this post)? Anway, Spencer got the Play-Doh for a scene where he danced through the prison listening to Quill’s Walkman (specifically, Magic by Pilot). We cut the scene for many reasons, but it was awesome and hilarious and Spence more than deserved his rarely-given Play-Doh (and, yes, before you ask me a thousand times below, it WILL be on the Blu-Ray outtakes, and no I will not tell you the release date – you can go see the movie again! It’s still out!) Have a great day (or night depending in where you are).”
Are you excited to check out this scene from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ when the Blu-Ray and DVD are released in the near future (probably in time for Christmas)? What are some other things that you hope to see on the home video release? And do you share James Gunn’s love of Play-Doh? Let us know in the comment section.