At this rate, but the time the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray is finally here, we’re going to have seen damn near everything the disc has to offer. Either that or holy crap it’s going to show up with a lot of stuff. Almost every day this week we’ve seen one feature or another, including an 8-bit rendering of an early scene, a behind the scenes look at the climax, another about how director James Gunn went about creating the aesthetic of his epic space opera, and more. Now we’ve got even more, including a deleted scene, a Blu-ray trailer, and another look behind the curtain.
For those of you who didn’t get enough of either Gamora (Zoe Saldana) or Nebula (Karen Gillan), this deleted scene should give you a little bit more of what you’re after. The adopted sisters, the so-called “Daughters of Thanos”—he took them in and raised them as his own children/deadly assassins—have, as you can imagine, a complicated relationship. In the movie, Gamora has grown weary of their lot in life, being loaned out by her father figure as a hired gun, and is looking for a way out. While you can understand why this scene was cut, it offers a little bit more of a look at the bond, or lack thereof, between the two. Watch it HERE.
Guardians hits digital download on November 18 and Blu-ray and DVD a few weeks later on December 9, and just so you don’t forget that fact, Marvel has unveiled this new trailer for the home release. More than anything, it just reminds you how damn much fun the movie is, and maybe the best thing for you is that it’s still playing in theaters in most markets. Usually when something like this hits and you look at it thinking how much you want to watch the movie like right now but can’t, though in this case you actually can. You won’t be able to do it in the comfort of your own home for a couple more days, but you can run out to your local movie theater quick enough.
There are a lot of great characters in Guardians of the Galaxy, but the two real breakouts are, at least visually, completely digital creations: the eight-foot-tall alien tree Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and the angry anthropomorphic Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper). They’re also the two biggest stars in this movie, which is funny, and even though he never physically appears onscreen, this last video shows just how much of Cooper is actually in the finished character. Not only did he record the vocals for the gun-toting outlaw, they videotaped him and incorporated his physicality and facial expressions into Rocket, really helping him come to life in the movie.