Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 may have brought the laughs in its own right, but the gag reel included in the bonus features for the film's home video release later this month is set to take the laughter level up a notch.
The bonus features for the James Gunn sequel's home video release include deleted scenes, an audio commentary by the director himself, and courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, fans got a tease of the behind-the-scenes bloopers that will also be featured on the set. The collection includes Michael Rooker's profane take on his famous Mary Poppins line as Yondu, along with Chris Pratt's Star Lord and Dave Bautista's Drax messing up lines. Most notably, we also got a look at Kurt Russell (who played Star Lord's father, Ego) almost getting smacked by a moving camera.
Regarding the Russell moment, Gunn joked, "...the amazing thing about that moment is that Kurt did not budge. You look at him, and he's such a pro, that he's just standing there. Oh my god, it went way too close. We were just an inch away from him getting his face broken open and that would have been the end of Kurt Russell on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We would have had to reshoot everything with Pauly Shore."
The release also includes a video for the track "Guardians Inferno," from the film's closing credits which featured David Hasselhoff, who had a cameo in the film. Gunn said the video "may be the greatest thing I've ever worked on" on social media and on the Hasselhoff cameo, he added, "We had a great time together. We're buds, for sure. He's a great guy and he was a fantastic, fantastic person to have on the set."
Director James Gunn’s 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 and Kurt Russell as Ego. The film will be available on digital release August 8 and on Blu-ray and DVD August 22.