Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 breaks the mold when it comes to its post-credits scenes. After 13 movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve got used to the formula of having one mid-credits scene and then one post-credits sequence at the end. Vol. 2 goes above and beyond anything that’s come before, however, by delivering FIVE scenes scattered throughout the credits – you can check out our guide to each one of them here.
As crazy as five post-credits scenes may sound, it’s now been revealed that director James Gunn originally planned for there to be yet another one. While talking to USA Today, Gunn spoke about how this deleted sequence would have featured Gef the Ravager (played by Steve Agee). If you recall, the character showed up in the movie when he was attacked by Yondu’s Yaka Arrow. In the post-credits scene, Gamora and Mantis would have been having a chat when they suddenly hear screaming. “We realize that Gef has been on the ship the entire time mortally wounded,” Gunn explained. “It ended up being a little confusing.”
Though no Marvel fan is going to turn down another post-credits scene, it’s fair to say that Gunn was probably right to remove this one. Gef’s attack was such a minor part in the wider scheme of things that many viewers might have forgotten him by the time the credits rolled anyway. Likewise, the structure of the scene sounds very close to the movie’s first post-credits sequence, in which Kraglin accidentally attacks Drax with the Yaka Arrow. Not only that, but the ratio of dramatic to comedic post-credits scenes in the movie is well-proportioned, and this one might have knocked that balance out of whack.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in cinemas worldwide now. Unsurprisingly, it’s proven to be another massive box office success story for Marvel and already, a tentative release date of 2020 has been talked about for the inevitable Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.