James Gunn Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Deleted Scenes, Sequel Plans And More

James Gunn Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Deleted Scenes, Sequel Plans And More

In the following interview, Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director James Gunn confirms that there has indeed been talk of releasing an extended version of the movie on DVD and Blu-ray, and teases plans for the sequel and his thoughts on individual spin-off movies...

Guardians of the Galaxy is one of those movies which is so damn good, you just want to see more of it when the credits roll. Luckily, it sounds as if that will be the case when the DVD and Blu-ray finally lands as writer and director James Gunn confirmed in an interview with Collider that we should expect at least 15 minutes of additional footage. Will we get an extended cut as well? That's up for debate right now, but here's hoping. Interestingly, he also reveals that many of the scenes from the trailers which didn't make the final cut were written and shot specifically for promotional purposes! Finally, talk turns to the sequel - the interview took place before the reveal at Comic-Con that a follow-up will hit in 2017 - and Gunn's thoughts on the possibility of solo spin-off's featuring the Guardians or even some of the supporting characters from this movie...

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SnapperCarr - 8/1/2014, 6:49 PM
Just saw this movie. Loved it. Groot and Rocket were my favorites by far, but the others did a good job too.

I hope we see Yondu become more heroic in the sequel though.
JillyMcBeam - 8/1/2014, 6:51 PM
Just got back. It wasn't the epic I expected it to be, but it was really good. I don't think I've been entertained as much as that in the theater.
NeoBaggins - 8/1/2014, 6:52 PM
Feige; do not, run this director away.
marvel72 - 8/1/2014, 6:53 PM
the only characters i could see working in a spin off are rocket & groot.
SnapperCarr - 8/1/2014, 6:53 PM
I'd love to see Adam Warlock, Mantis, Quasar (even Bug if they get the rights back) and some original Guardians like Martinex and Starhawk.
JillyMcBeam - 8/1/2014, 6:57 PM
There doesn't need to be a spinoff, at least not at this point. The characters are not strong enough to hold their own yet.
Pasto - 8/1/2014, 6:58 PM
We. Are. Groot.
Pasto - 8/1/2014, 6:59 PM
^I'm sorry but that line is laughable.
JoJo1982 - 8/1/2014, 7:00 PM
Say what!?! Extended version!?!

Gunn is the man!!!! Feige listen to this guy just as much as u listen to Joss plz
Maven - 8/1/2014, 7:00 PM
Nova and Mar-Vell, I guess.
kakinurmawth - 8/1/2014, 7:04 PM
GAH! I still haven't seen it!! Going tomorrow baby!

I love how James Gunn is so into GOTG. You can tell he gave it his all through all the interviews with him. I can't wait to see that passion on the screen.

I just want him to give that same passion to Nova! haha
JoJo1982 - 8/1/2014, 7:04 PM
Yeah like the part where Drax is going crazy with green blood splattered in the air in slow motion, that was cut out
BlindJustice - 8/1/2014, 7:04 PM
A Rocket and Groot prequel would be a very good film. Those two really stole the show for me, my wife, and our kids. Such a great movie! I just can't express how much my family and I enjoyed this film. Also, the second standing ovation for a Marvel film this year!

We also got a Big Hero 6 trailer before, where Disney added the lines: 'Inspired by the Marvel Comic Book'. (FINALLY)
batz11 - 8/1/2014, 7:07 PM
Saw it twice already, I truly think it's my favorite Marvel movie, just above Cap2, Avengers and IM1...
marvel72 - 8/1/2014, 7:08 PM

two moments that i thought where great was 1.seeing a celestial & 2.when ronan kills the other.
NeoBaggins - 8/1/2014, 7:08 PM
staypuffed - 8/1/2014, 7:09 PM
Going back and watching the trailers and stuff I noticed there were quite a few shots that weren't in the movie. Interesting to see what those deleted scenes are.
EhMaybeSays - 8/1/2014, 7:10 PM
The portrayal of Groot was. . .wooden.
SuperCat - 8/1/2014, 7:10 PM
Guess I'm the only lame that hasn't seen this yet. Tomorrow can't get here soon enough.
kakinurmawth - 8/1/2014, 7:11 PM
@batz11 twice!? ohhh you bitch hahahaha I'm hearing so many good things about it. I can't wait to see this tomorrow! I just got this feeling that I'm gonna love it...like I'm hooked on it or something ;)
kakinurmawth - 8/1/2014, 7:11 PM
stupid joke I know, I know....couldn't help myself
batz11 - 8/1/2014, 7:11 PM
Jackson Pollock...LMAO

kakinurmawth - 8/1/2014, 7:12 PM
@SuperCat I'm right there with ya buddy haha
AlexanderLykins - 8/1/2014, 7:13 PM
Marvel cosmic has that effect on people.
batz11 - 8/1/2014, 7:14 PM
Yeah, saw at midnight in reg 2D, saw today in IMAX 3D, it was WAY better in IMAX of course...I was actually really impressed with the 3D, the worlds and setting looked amazing and Gunn didn't go overboard with cheesy 3D "tricks"...I highly recommend if you can see it in IMAX, do so!
BlackHulk - 8/1/2014, 7:14 PM
It was a good movie, better than I expected. Rocket truly stole the show with Groot showing that he is more than just a three word talking tree. The other GOTG were forgettable. If they were to ever meet the Avengers in a crossover movie, I could not see how they could be evenly matched. It seemed like Drax and Gamora were severely underpowered. But thats just IMO.
SuperCat - 8/1/2014, 7:15 PM
Lol @ kakinurmawth

Was starting to feel like an outcast.
richie900 - 8/1/2014, 7:16 PM
funny movie.. i love that prosthetic leg.. haha
batz11 - 8/1/2014, 7:17 PM
...then later, the fake eye lol
kakinurmawth - 8/1/2014, 7:18 PM
@batz11 I would love to see this in Imax but I'm one of the few that gets sick from the effects x.x ...so bummed cause I missed Avatar in 3D too. I wish there was just regular Imax format.

@SuperCat lol me too
AlexanderLykins - 8/1/2014, 7:19 PM
That's not an opinion, it's a fact. Then again they did show flashes. Gamora and Drax's leaping abilities were shown. Drax's strength was shown a tiny bit.
batz11 - 8/1/2014, 7:19 PM

Well it was the giant regular movie screen IMAX, not the monster tall screen, those make me sick too :)
kakinurmawth - 8/1/2014, 7:21 PM
hahahaha yesss!! @batz11 for that outkast gif. right when SuperCat said it I thought of that hahaha
SonOfOdor - 8/1/2014, 7:22 PM
@batz lmfao! That makes that line so much funnier
kakinurmawth - 8/1/2014, 7:23 PM
poor guys failed at coachella pretty hard
SuperCat - 8/1/2014, 7:24 PM
Lol! @ batz

I was actually thinking of Outkast when I posted that last comment!
Bodwulf - 8/1/2014, 7:29 PM
Hey since Guardians was actually great. Let's pretend Ant-man is gonna suck until it comes out and is great.
BlackHulk - 8/1/2014, 7:30 PM
@ AlexanderLykins

Well you have a point. Gamora is supposed to be a hot shot killing machine yet allows herself to be taken by 4 goons armed with shanks in prison for purposes of slaughter. Not buying it.
JredTheRed - 8/1/2014, 7:32 PM
just got back. GREAT [frick]IN MOVIE! did anyone manage to catch any easter eggs?
batz11 - 8/1/2014, 7:34 PM
Dark Elf in Collector's museum was cool...
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