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Today, writer-director James Gunn posted the script to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 online. Itā€™s more or less what made it onto the screen, with a few tweaks here and there. One of the funniest reveals, though, is an extended version of the adolescent Groot end-credits scene.

Well, first of all, this version of the script only has four credits scenes. The final one seen in the finished film, with Stan Lee, isnā€™t in there. And some others are slightly different too, especially the Stakar scene reuniting the original Guardians.


But, again, the highlight is the extended scene between Peter Quill and adolescent Groot. A scene Gunn says ā€œwas cut because it is funnier to read than it was to watch. It just happens that way sometimes, who knows why. I thought it was funny on set.ā€

Itā€™s VERY funny to read too. Here are some screengrabs.


Thatā€™s some excellent comedic writing. But yeah, you kind of get that maybe it would have been a little long. Itā€™s still great though.

Gunn also explained a bit more about the scenes on Twitter:

All of the post-credits scenes were included all the way back in the treatment - I didnā€™t discuss therm with Marvel beforehand, but they liked them. EXCEPT the Stakar/Ravagers scene, which I wrote after we had completed primary filming....I awoke with a vision of the Stakar Ravagers scene in my head and couldnā€™t stop thinking about it for days. We almost didnā€™t include the Adam Warlock scene because he was definitely not in Avengers 3 or 4 and we had no plans for him in general....And despite so many people thinking Adam will show up in Vol 3 that is something that we have never confirmed. Who knows how long it will take him to bake in that cocoon. That said, I love Adam. But the time must be right.


You can read and download Gunnā€™s script at this link. Check out the below thread of Tweets for answers to some common questions.