WARNING: This article contains spoilers for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in theaters now.
Before “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” even arrived in theaters, it was revealed the Marvel Studios film includes the most end-credit scenes to date, with an astonishing. However, it very nearly had one more.
Speaking with USA Today, writer/director James Gunn said a cut sixth scene centered on Gamora, Mantis, and Gef the Ravager, played by actor Steve Agee. As fans may recall, Gef was one of the Ravagers struck down by Yondu’s arrow during its killing spree in one of the film’s most visually stunning sequences. As with the others, it’s expected that Gef perished — if not by the arrow wound, surely by the fire that engulfed the ship in the end — but the sixth end credits scene would have revealed Gef to be on Yondu’s ship the entire time, “mortally wounded.” However, Gunn said the scene was “a little confusing,” which led it to be dropped from the sequel.
The film, which opened Friday nationwide, is on track for a massive $140 million domestic opening weekend.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha, Chris Sullivan as Taserface, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Glenn Close as Irani Rael and Kurt Russell as Ego.