James Gunn Reveals One ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Joke That Had Disney Saying ‘No Way’

James Gunn Reveals One ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Joke That Had Disney Saying 'No Way'



In quite a lot of methods, the MCU films getting extra laced with jokes and self-aware quips was largely as a result of runaway success of James Gunn’s first Guardians of the Galaxy film. While the filmmaker had largely a free hand to place his personal stamp on the movie, Gunn just lately revealed on Twitter that there was one explicit joking change between Drax and Peter Quill that Disney wouldn’t log off on.

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Quill: I come from a planet of outlaws, Billy the Kid, Bonnie & Clyde, John Stamos.

Drax: Sounds like a spot that I wish to go to.

Quill: Cool. (lower)

Drax: And kill many individuals there.”

It just isn’t clear why Disney felt this was the one joke that took issues too far within the film. Guardians of the Galaxy was laced with 80’s popular culture references, from the complete opening scene being a homage to the treasure looking scenes in Indiana Jones films, to the characteristic’s total soundtrack being a love letter to 80’s music. Adding a reference to Stamos, who performed the beloved position of Uncle Jesse from that period would have been fairly on-brand for the mission.

Perhaps it was the implication that Stamos is an outlaw and Drax desires to kill him that Disney didn’t really feel to be in good style, particularly because the Mouse Empire had labored with the actor on earlier initiatives together with Full House and 2019’s The Little Mermaid Live!.

In any case, that was the one a part of the script that James Gunn couldn’t see realized on the large display screen. And the filmmaker regrets that omission a lot he added in a follow-up Tweet that he desires to do what George Lucas did along with his unique Star Wars films and retroactively make adjustments to the movie to incorporate the joke.

“I so wanna George Lucas it back in I can’t tell you.”

Cue cries from followers to launch the #GunnCut of Guardians of the Galaxy. However, the filmmaker can take consolation in the truth that audiences nonetheless love the model of the movie they obtained to see in theaters, and the film kick-started Gunn’s profitable profession in big superhero franchises.

The subsequent stage of that profession will see Gunn engaged on his third and final Guardians movie which is able to see the obscure workforce of area adventurers from the comics that the filmmaker made into in a single day stars come full circle with their journey within the MCU.

The upcoming Guardians film will see the workforce coping with the fallout of Thanos’s defeat in Avengers: Endgame. Nebula is lastly at peace together with her previous and is now a member of the workforce as an alternative of their enemy. On the opposite hand, current Gamora is lifeless, whereas a Gamora from the previous who nonetheless identifies as a cruel murderer is on the unfastened someplace within the cosmos.

Also alongside for the experience is the God of Thunder himself, Thor, whose snippy, passive-aggressive competitors with Quill to be the alpha male of the group ought to result in some hilarious scenes. There’s greater than sufficient materials in there for the ultimate Guardians of the Galaxy movie to be a humorous, heartwarming, and epic sendoff for some of the widespread franchises throughout the MCU.

Neeraj Chand



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