Forget the popular series of “How It Should Have Ended” videos, this truly is how Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy should have ended. This outtake appears on the upcoming Blu-ray for the smash hit space opera, and given the sarcastic sense of humor of the whole endeavor, it’s damn near perfect. Just when you didn’t think it was possible to love the movie any more…
If any movie is going to be settled via dance fight, it really should be Guardians of the Galaxy. Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) may be an evil villain hell bent on destroying an entire planet, but that doesn’t mean he’s not willing to trade angry dance movies with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). Maybe that’s just how this sort of conflict is settled in deep space. Too bad Rocket and Groot aren’t here.
BuzzFeed, where the video originates, asked star Pratt about this outtake, and his response perfectly encapsulates the inherent ridiculousness of a climactic scene in a $170 million dollar motion picture revolving around dancing and singing to “Ooh Child” by The Five Stairsteps. He said:
We were filming what was essentially, you know, the climax of the entire movie … and I was dancing. I was standing there … in front of 200 extras in full alien makeup. And none of them knew what the hell was happening either. They thought they were on a serious movie because of all the time and the effort that had been put into their makeup. So I just had this energy of, like, What am I doing?!
Given that Pratt’s character left Earth at a specific time in the 1980s, his dance moves are understandably limited to that era. He said, “But I did have a pretty good sense of the era from which I would be drawing dance moves, given that Quill draws all of his pop-culture references from a certain time frame of basically 1985 and earlier. So I thought he wouldn’t necessarily be doing the Dougie because he wouldn’t know what that is. … I did some research on [’80s dancing], and it happens to be right in my dance wheelhouse anyways.”
Though while he did some obviously very intense research and practice in regards to the dance moves, Pratt admits that bit where he passes it off to Gamora and Drax was ad-libbed.
This clip is just one of many, many extras that will arrive when Guardians of the Galaxy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on December 9 (though it is available digitally starting TODAY!). We’ve recently seen tons of other offerings including deleted scenes and behind the scenes footage, but that’s only scratching the surface, as there will also be a gag reel, a mini-making-of documentary, and commentary tracks, among many others.