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Guardians of the Galaxy Ending Originally Included Grandpa Quill

November 13th, 2014 by Todd Black Comments

It’s a well known fact that if you didn’t like Guardians of the Galaxy…something is seriously wrong with you! From start to finish the movie was amazing, and the ending just capped off the joy you felt for the characters…but it wasn’t always like that…

SlashFilm reveals via an interview with James Gunn that the original ending was a little different than the one we saw.

“There are three characters that got cut out [of the “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” montage]: Nebula, the Collector and Grandpa Quill. Nebula and Collector we decided, at a certain point, they’re kind of bad guys in the first movie. It was a real joyous experience with that finale so we thought we’d keep it to the characters that were part of “the good team.” Which includes Yondu. He did fight on the good guys side. So we thought we would keep it to them.

Grandpa Quill we cut because he was in old age make up and we were a little afraid people wouldn’t recognize that it was him from the beginning of the movie. And also, it was a pretty sad moment. It was Grandpa Quill and he has this photograph of Meredith and Peter as a little boy and he looks up at the stars and we go up to the stars and it was really sweet. It means that he must have seen Quill getting abducted at the end of that day and is still waiting for him to return but it was freaking sad so we took it out.

Nebula’s was actually my favorite. Nebula’s I really liked a lot because she’s lost her arm and she’s just pissed off and she’s just walking through this field all pissed off with a busted Ravager vehicle behind her. And she’s just pissed off and I loved it.”

That’s interesting from numerous standpoints. As many were curious if any of Peter’s remaining family ever found out what happened to him. This would seem to say the answer is yes.

Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on December 7th.

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!