The soundtrack to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has been just as big a hit as the film itself. If you’re among the many who have found yourself wishing for more scenes set to music from the movie, it seems there is a deleted scene that will make the Blu-ray of the movie.
On one of his “#GOTG Pic of the Day posts,” director James Gunn explains there is a musical scene with the big, blue-skinned prison guard who takes Peter Quill’s Walkman for himself. It’s set to “Magic” by Pilot, and features the guard dancing. According to Gunn, it’s “awesome and hilarious.”
Here is the post Gunn made about it, which includes a photo of him with actor Spencer Wilding in his full guard make-up:
In the text accompanying this photo, Gunn says:
“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)? Anyway, 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). ”
Only 40 given out and Wilding has one? That must have been one awesome dance scene indeed.
It’ll be a while before we get to see that deleted scene, since Guardians of the Galaxy is still holding strong at the top of the box office. But at least it gives us something to look forward to, right?