It’s finally August and sure, that means The Defenders is about to drop on Netflix. If you’re big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s cosmic side of things, you’re probably also counting down the days until you can get your hands on the home release of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2.
While we wait for James Gunn’s latest foray into the MCU to be released, Gunn and Co. have been kind enough to begin releasing some of the extra features that will be included on the movie’s home release.
Today, the folks at Entertainment Weekly got their hands on the film’s gag reel and it’s absolutely delightful. The clip — which can be seen above — comes with many laughs. Oh, and Kurt Russell almost gets his head taken off by flying camera.
“Oh my god, yeah,” Gunn tells EW. “And 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.”
Wait. We almost got Pauly Shore in an MCU movie? Don’t get me wrong, Russell knocked it out of the park as Ego the Living Planet. But I mean, come on. We need the Weasel in this universe as soon as possible.
Alongside the traditional extras fare commonly seen on home releases such as the gag reel and deleted scenes, Vol. 2 is going to include something quite unique — a music video starring David Hasselhoff.
“Well, you know, people have asked a lot, ‘What is life about? What is the meaning the life?’” says the director. “And I think people are about to discover that the meaning of life is the Guardians of the Galaxy ‘Inferno’ video that they are about to see very shortly, with David Hasselhoff and so many of the key players from the Guardians playing the ‘Guardians Inferno’ disco theme.”
As for working with Hasselhoff, it sounds like Gunn had a blast.
“We had a great time together,” he says. “We’re buds, for sure. He’s a great guy and he was a fantastic, fantastic person to have on the set. I’ve been making movies since, I guess, 1995, and in all of that time, in all of the celebrities that I’ve worked with, only one has caused the crew to line up at the end of the day to get pictures, and that is David Hasselhoff. He is a very unique person, and a unique personality, and he’s a joy to be around.”
After an illustrious box office run which grossed over $860 million for Marvel Studios, Gunn’s sophomore MCU effort will be Disney’s first-ever 4k Ultra HD release when it’s released digitally on August 8. For those that want the physical movie in your hands, you’ll have to wait a few more weeks — the movie isn’t released on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on August 22.
Or you know, if you’re the ultimate Guardians geek like myself, it’s just easiest to pre-order both.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.