Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has already struck digital download and 4K Ultra HD, and its physical Blu-ray and DVD release launches on Tuesday, August 22.
We've recently seen a pair of deleted scenes from its home video offering and a blooper reel and featurette, and now come comments from Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt, on that previously shown Xandar memorial statue scene he wished was kept in the final cut more than anything else left on the cutting room floor.
“There's a scene with a statue that was cut from the movie, and I know exactly why the scene doesn't work in the movie. Originally, Quill was going to be really excited to go and see Ego. That was in the script -- but it wasn't until we did additional photography that we determined Quill would be a little cynical about it and that Gamora would have to change his mind. We adjusted a few things to deepen the story in additional photography, and the scene with the statue didn't work.
“Ego built the statue for us. It was essentially of Peter Quill as Star-Lord; he is larger than life and all the other Guardians are really, really small. Quill looks at it and says, 'It's perfect!' It's a fun, funny scene -- but then we developed the story and it didn't work. It's exciting to know that audiences will finally be able to see it now.”
Here's the unused scene once again to refresh your mind:
Besides the normal home edition of the space opera spectacle, Marvel will also release a "Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition" that comes packaged with a cool collectible poster; a 4K Ultra HD version of the film; Blu-ray and Digital copies of the film; and 80 minutes of never-seen bonus material, including special guests, outtakes, deleted scenes, an audio commentary by director James Gunn, and an original music video "Guardians Inferno," featuring David Hasseloff.