It’s a well known fact that there are always scenes and characters who don’t make it into the main movie. A character can live through the storyboards and initial scripts, but eventually they can be cut.
For Guardians of the Galaxy, that character is Lord Tantalus, who apparently was in the script for quite some time. Not sure about who he is? Well…
“Although there is very little known about his past, it was believed that Lord Tantalus was an experiment of the rouge Dreaming Celestial. It is documented that he inspired the members of the original Deviant races to raise a “Holy War” against the baseline creatures of their homeworlds. His crusade eventually brought him to Tebel, where he was shocked to meet Nirvana, daughter of Khult, a Deviant woman who was immune to his Black Legacy. Tantalus made her his wife, and renamed his homeworld from Arqa to Armechadon.”
It’s unclear how he was going to be in the movie, but his inclusion is interesting none the less. Also interesting, is that certain storyboards depict scenes that were not in the movie. Add to that, the storyboards had some very different looks for the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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