With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 now available for digital download and arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on August 22nd, I recently sat down with writer-director James Gunn to talk about the home video release. During the interview he spoke about what he’s most excited for people to see on the GOTG2 Blu-ray, how the Inferno music video starring David Hasselhoff came together, filming it on 70s equipment to give it a vintage look, his favorite Guardian of the Galaxy 2 deleted scene, and if he has any other deleted scenes that didn’t make the cut. In addition, with Gunn hard at work on Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 3, he talked about when he’s planning on filming the next sequel, the release date, his writing process, and if they’ve made any progress on doing a separate Guardian of the Galaxy movie with the original Guardians.
As all of you know, Christ Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Sean Gunn (Kraglin/On-Set Rocket) and Michael Rooker (Yondu) all return for the sequel, which also features Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Tommy Flanagan as one of Yondu’s ravagers, and Kurt Russell as Ego, the living planet. The sequel features the Guardians fighting to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. For more on the film you can read Haleigh Foutch’s review.
Check out what James Gunn had to say in the video above, and below is a list of everything we talked about followed by the Inferno music video and some images from the film.
- What is he most excited for people to see on the GOTG2 Blu-ray?
- How they rented old 70s equipment to film the music video.
- Was it tough to get the cast together to film the music video?
- How many deleted scenes are on the Blu-ray?
- Did he have any deleted scenes that didn’t make it on the Blu-ray?
- How will the Marvel Cosmic Universe differ tonally from the rest of the MCU? Will most of the films be in the vein of Guardians?
- Any movement on a separate Guardian of the Galaxy movie with the original Guardians?
- Is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 the title of the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie?
- When is he planning on filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3?
- Does he know the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 release date?
- Has the writing process for Vol. 3 been similar to Vol. 2?
- Talks about his process for writing screenplays.