James Gunn Describes An Alternate Ending For Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 9th. The impending release means deleted scenes are trickling out as is more information about the making of the film. At a press event for the Blu-ray release, director James Gunn mentioned the montage ending of Guardians originally had three extra characters: The Collector, Nebula, and Grandpa Quill. Slashfilm got more details about the alternate ending from Gunn:

There are three characters that got cut out [of the “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” montage]: Nebula, the Collector and Grandpa Quill. Nebula and Collector we decided, at a certain point, they’re kind of bad guys in the first movie. It was a real joyous experience with that finale so we thought we’d keep it to the characters that were part of “the good team.” Which includes Yondu. He did fight on the good guys side. So we thought we would keep it to them.

Grandpa Quill we cut because he was in old age make up and we were a little afraid people wouldn’t recognize that it was him from the beginning of the movie. And also, it was a pretty sad moment. It was Grandpa Quill and he has this photograph of Meredith and Peter as a little boy and he looks up at the stars and we go up to the stars and it was really sweet. It means that he must have seen Quill getting abducted at the end of that day and is still waiting for him to return but it was freaking sad so we took it out.

Nebula’s was actually my favorite. Nebula’s I really liked a lot because she’s lost her arm and she’s just pissed off and she’s just walking through this field all pissed off with a busted Ravager vehicle behind her. And she’s just pissed off and I loved it.

While these are all interesting to me, I especially would have liked to see more of Nebula. Speaking of that, Entertainment Weekly also has a deleted scene between Nebula and Gamora. Check that out after the break…

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