This is just kind of a fun story that serves as a nice part of the ongoing victory lap for director James Gunn‘s summer smash Guardians of the Galaxy. Earlier in the year box-office pundits were predicting the film could range from a middling performance to an outright disastrous one. It’s nice to see quality win out (not only is it my favorite Marvel movie, it’s one of my favorite films of the year) in a big way, since the movie is now the only film released in the calendar year to cross the $300 Million mark domestically.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, it’s obviously holding on quite strongly and should still definitely be in a theater near you. If you have seen it, hit the jump for details on a Guardians of the Galaxy deleted scene. Gunn recently outlined a fun sequence that had to be cut for time.
Gunn explained via Instagram:
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). #gotg #guardiansofthegalaxy