Back in 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy took theaters by storm, creating an almost instant hit for Marvel and writer and director James Gunn. Yet, we later learned the popular film might have two other interesting scenes: an easter egg riddled sequence in The Collector's museum, and an epilogue that saw the return of Grandpa Quill. As it turns out, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be leaving out its own (hopefully) soon-to-be iconic deleted scene, and it combines aspects of both of those abandoned concepts. James Gunn recently revealed that at least one Easter Egg riddled scene got pulled as part of a 13-minute cull of the movie to make it shorter:
Unfortunately we had a sort of terrible cutting --- one of our scenes we cut was with Grandpa Quill on Earth, and we had a lot of Easter Eggs in that scene. As much as we had in The Collector's museum, probably more.
Since the film has not been released, yet, we're not so sure where or how this cut scene would have fit within the framework of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but seeing that Grandpa Quill has been left on the cutting room floor kind of sucks. The character, seen briefly at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy, and played by Gregg Henry, had also been expected to pop up again in the ending of the 2014 predecessor, only to be cut as it was deemed "too sad." With Grandpa Quill supposedly looking to the stars, in hopes that Peter "Star-Lord" Quill would return home, we can definitely agree it would have been a bit of a downer to end on.
One could presume that with Kurt Russell's Ego the Living Planet catching up with his son (Chris Pratt's Star-Lord), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 already has its fair share of family tension, laughter, and more in store for its eager audiences. So it could be that James Gunn and company are just trying to spare us a total emotional meltdown during what's still partially a rock'em - sock'em action adventure-comedy. Either way, Collider's interview with Gunn seems to think that this scene may not be included on the Blu-ray or seen by public eyes anytime soon, so for now we'll just go back to pouring over the recently released set list for "Awesome Mix Vol. 2," and try to avoid guessing what easter eggs we'll be missing out on.