Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming out on home release soon, and we have one of the best parts of a home release early: the gag reel. Entertainment Weekly got a copy of the bloopers and talked to director James Gunn about some of the scene we see. He touches on a camera that comes in way too close and nearly hits Kurt Russell in the face:
"Oh my god, yeah. And the amazing thing about that moment is that Kurt did not budge. You look at him, and he's such a pro, that he's just standing there. Oh my god, it went way too close. We were just an inch away from him getting his face broken open and that would have been the end of Kurt Russell on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We would have had to reshoot everything with Pauly Shore."
One of the other things we're getting in the home release is a music video for the 'Guardians Inferno' track with David Hasselhoff. Gunn said the video "may be one of the greatest things I've ever worked on" and he elaborated here:
"Well, you know, people have asked a lot, 'What is life about? What is the meaning the life?' And I think people are about to discover that the meaning of life is the Guardians of the Galaxy 'Inferno' video that they are about to see very shortly, with David Hasselhoff and so many of the key players from the Guardians playing the 'Guardians Inferno' disco theme."
As for working Hasselhoff?
"We had a great time together. We're buds, for sure. He's a great guy and he was a fantastic, fantastic person to have on the set. I've been making movies since, I guess, 1995, and in all of that time, in all of the celebrities that I've worked with, only one has caused the crew to line up at the end of the day to get pictures, and that is David Hasselhoff. He is a very unique person, and a unique personality, and he's a joy to be around."
Gunn seems like a director who is just loving every single second of the projects he's working on, and that joy translates so well on screen. The amount of laughter during the gag reel really shows that everyone involved with this franchise is having the time of their lives.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is released digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 8th and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 22nd.