As Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues its run atop the box office, having pushed its global haul beyond the $500 million mark this weekend, director James Gunn has been chatting to Collider about his first cut of the movie, and some deleted scenes that we might get to see on the home-entertainment release.
“Our first cut was probably two hours and thirty-some minutes and our final cut is two hours and seventeen or something. So, I think what we cut mostly was just fat. I think we only cut one short scene maybe two short scenes in the movie. Other than that it was really just cutting fat and sort of, you know, manipulating that type of stuff. One of our scenes we cut was with Grandpa Quill on earth and we had a lot of Easter eggs in that scene. As many as we had in The Collector’s museum, probably more, and I’ll post pictures from that on social networking and stuff at some point.”
Gunn has previously revealed that he also shot a sixth post-credits scene for the sequel, but it was removed as it was deemed to be too confusing to the audience.
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Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out now and sees director James Gunn reuniting with returning cast members Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Glenn Close (Nova Prime), Sean Gunn (Kraglin) and Laura Haddock (Meredith Quill) alongside new additions Pom Klementieff (Oldboy) as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) as Ayesha, Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight) as Ego the Living Planet, Chris Sullivan (The Drop) as Taserface, Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy) as Tullk and Sylvester Stallone (Creed) as Stakar.