'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Gag Reel Shows a Camera Almost Hit Kurt Russell

Friday, 04 August 2017 - 8:35PM
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Friday, 04 August 2017 - 8:35PM
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Gag Reel Shows a Camera Almost Hit Kurt Russell
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It'd be nice to think that, if faced with an enormous camera barreling down on us before stopping mere inches from our faces, we'd all be as calm and collected as Kurt Russell.

Movie cameras are not small - these are huge, expensive pieces of equipment that, even when rigged up on a dolly, have some serious weight to them. Even when faced with a huge camera zooming at him, Russell doesn't even flinch. It's almost a shame this shot didn't make it into the movie, but it's great fodder for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gag reel that's just been released.

Published by Entertainment Weekly, the brief look at the filming of GotG Vol. 2 shows off several times when things didn't go quite according to plan, from moments when cast members end up cracking up at funny moments of the movie, to the time when everyone realized that Sylvester Stallone didn't actually know how to pronounce the word "Ravager".



It's fun to see what filming this movie was like - any job can get monotonous after a while, so it's good to see that in the midst of putting James Gunn's second GotG movie together, the cast had such a vibrant, relaxed attitude that let them blow off steam by messing around a bit. While no doubt staying completely professional when filming actual scenes.

It's also fun to learn that Michael Rooker (who plays Yondu) was actually suspended high in the air for his iconic Mary Poppins moment. Even though the scene was shot completely on green screen, he and Chris Pratt were still actually dangling in the air, if only because the scene seems all the more funny when you consider that on-set, Rooker really did look like a magical English nanny with a flying umbrella.

The gag reel has been released in anticipation of the upcoming Blu-ray and digital release of Vol. 2 in August. A nice companion piece to this is an interview that James Gunn gave to Collider in which he simply refuses to give anything about Guardians Vol. 3 away, much to the interviewer's chagrin.

We have learned at least one key thing here - the third Guardians movie will indeed be called Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It's interesting to hear Gunn refer to this movie as the third act of the story, suggesting that, after Vol. 2, the challenges that the group have faced will be resolved as the plot points are all neatly tied together.

It'll also be fun to see how Avengers: Infinity War factors into all of this, and whether we'll see much genuine character growth for the Guardians in that movie - especially if Gunn plans to use GotG Vol. 3 as the movie that really furthers each of the Guardians' personal arcs.

Both Infinity War and Guardians Vol 3 are still a little way away, but at least we have Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell's green screen air acrobatics blooper to enjoy in the meantime.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out in Blu-ray on August 8, 2017.
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