Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reunited fans with most of their favorite characters from the original film, though Glenn Close’s Nova Prime Irani Rael and other members of the Nova Corps were notably absent from the second adventure. Now, director James Gunn has revealed that Close was originally going to appear in Vol. 2 for a cameo appearance.
Gunn revealed the news in response to a fan’s question on Twitter, where he confirmed that Close had a cameo that was ultimately omitted from the final version of the film. Gunn did not comment on whether or not the sequence would be included in future bonus material.
She had a cameo we didn’t use, yes
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 21, 2017
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Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Directed by James Gunn, the film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
5 Reasons ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Is Better Than The Original
When Guardians of the Galaxy hit cinemas in 2014 it surprised everyone. Offering a unique blend of whiz-bang intergalactic excitement, a groovy out-of-this-world soundtrack, a smörgåsbord of oddball characters, and wacky rib-clutching comedy, Guardians had it all. It was definitely the Marvel movie to beat… until Vol. 2 came out.
Offering the same blend of winning ingredients, but amping up the story, the characters, and the emotional resonance, Guardians Vol. 2 accomplishes the rare sequel feat of being even better than the original. A lot of people will disagree with me, but I believe the first film, while excellent, had certain storytelling flaws, which the sequel was able to remarkably overcome. The result is a brand-spanking new adventure for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot, that improves upon the original in several ways.
Here are the five reasons why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is better than the original. Click next to blast off! Please note that SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will follow!