Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 writer publishes extended script online

Along with some inside information on the film's production

An extended script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been published online by James Gunn. 

Vol. 2 was released back in April – read the NME review here. The film’s third instalment – expected to be released around 2020 – is set to be the final outing for the series’ current line-up.

While you wait, an extended script for the previous chapter in the Marvel franchise has been posted by writer and director James Gunn – along with some behind-the-scenes insights.

As promised, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 script is now online. Read it here for free”,  Gunn said on Twitter, beginning a lengthy thread of questions and trivia about the film. Check out the chat below. 

During the online discussion, the writer revealed that the Stakar Ravagers scene came to him in a vision as he awoke, claiming that he “couldn’t stop thinking about it for days”.

At the end of the published script, there’s an extended scene featuring Teem Groot. Gunn said that it was cut “because it is funnier to read than it was to watch”.

“It just happens that way sometimes,” he added. “Who knows why. I thought it was funny on set.”

Looking forward to Vol. 3, Gunn said Adam Warlock isn’t necessarily going to feature, claiming that “the time must be right”.

Earlier this year, the stars of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 teamed up for a mad new video, promoting the home release of the film.

 Titled ‘Guardians’ Inferno’, the clip finds the crew dancing away, full-on 80s style. They’re fronted (naturally) by David Hasselhoff, who delivers such timeless lines as “They ask me why I bring a baby into battle / That’s really irresponsible, that’d getting them rattled.”