Last year, actor/pro wrestler Dave Bautista discussed a scene that was cut from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. He described the scene as being very emotional and stated that it explained the markings on his body– that they weren’t tattoos but rather “the story of my life,” and that story wasn’t a happy one.
Now that scene is finally available to watch, thanks to the massive Marvel Phase Two boxed set, which includes new footage from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ as well as ‘Iron Man 3‘, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier‘, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, and Marvel’s most recent hit ‘Ant-Man‘. Since the scene was cut from the movie fairly early in the editing process, the visual effects weren’t finished. For the DVD/Blu-Ray extras, Groot and Rocket are digitally inserted but not with the same level of quality they were in the film.
In the film, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) has to break up the fight but the reason for the squabble isn’t evident. Considering that ‘GotG’ was probably the lightest of the Marvel movies, it’s not too surprising that this tragic sequence was cut.
Even so, this exchange pulls back the curtain on Drax’s tragic past. Watch for yourself below:
This scene ends with the despondent and drunk Drax alerting Ronan to the group’s location.
Yes, tonally the cut scene doesn’t fit with the rest of the movie, plus the information isn’t necessarily crucial. But it does help flesh out the character a bit– which may not necessarily be a good thing as a large chunk of Drax’s appeal is his very literal sensibility, which contributed to a lot of the film’s humor.
You can enjoy this and loads of other never-before-seen goodies in the Phase 2 boxed set, which includes extras that weren’t included with the initial releases of these movies. Is that incentive enough for you to pop for this large collection? Well, maybe if you were a good fan geek this year, Santa may bring it in his magic bag.
What do you think? Should this more serious moment have been included in the actual film? Or is it better that it was cut?
Source: Huffington Post