guardians of the galaxy vol 2

Let it never be said that James Gunn doesn’t treat his fans well. The writer/director has posted a complete PDF copy of the screenplay to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ online. The script is, of course, free to download.

Though the copy posted by Gunn doesn’t include any specific revision dates or draft notes, it is almost certainly the final shooting script, as evidenced by the fact that it is largely identical to what ended up on the screen. Some of the more notable differences actually relate to the various stinger scenes, “only” four of which are present. The absent scene is the fifth and final stinger, which featured Stan Lee. Also of interest is the inclusion of an extended version of the scene between Peter Quill and a now adolescent Groot (a version of which is among the deleted scenes available with the film’s home video release).

In addition to the script itself, Gunn also offered some comments on the development of the film’s numerous post-credits scenes and provided tease for (and clarification of) Marvel’s current plans for Adam Warlock:

All of the post-credits scenes were included all the way back in the treatment – I didn’t discuss them with Marvel beforehand, but they liked them. EXCEPT the Stakar/Ravagers scene, which I wrote after we had completed primary filming… I awoke with a vision of the Stakar Ravagers scene in my head and couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. We almost didn’t include the Adam Warlock scene because he was definitely not in ‘Avengers 3’ or ‘4’ and we had no plans for him in general… And despite so many people thinking Adam will show up in ‘Vol. 3’ that is something that we have never confirmed. Who knows how long it will take him to bake in that cocoon. That said, I love Adam. But the time must be right.

Additionally, Gunn has started a Twitter thread to respond to questions about the script.

The entire ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ screenplay is available to download here.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ was directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and Kurt Russell. The film is available on blu-ray, DVD, and a variety of digital formats.