Marvel Cut Kurt Russell Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Dick Joke
It's learned Guardians of the Galaxy 2 almost had a dick joke involving Kurt Russell and Dave Bautista.
GQ Magazine's October 2016 issue features an interview with Kurt Russell, who plays Ego the Living Planet, the father to Star-Lord, in the seqel to Guardians of the Galaxy.
This past Summer at Comic-Con saw footage drop featuring a scene between Russell's Ego and Bautista's Drax. The clip shows Ego telling Drax that he has a penis. Kurt Russell let it be known that originally he said "dick."
Here's the full write-up and quotes from the article:
Recently, at Comic-Con, a clip from the film was shown in which Ego attempts to clarify how a planet could have fathered a child. "Yes, Drax," he was widely reported as saying, "I made a penis."
But Russell is keen to correct the record.
"That's an incorrect quote," he says. "I go, 'Yes, Drax, I've got a penis!'"
He can recall that day at work very well. "We did eight versions of it. The line was, 'I've got a dick.' And then somebody from Marvel world or whatever said, 'You should cover yourself and say "penis," too.' So the director said, 'Let's do one with "penis."' So I did one with 'penis' and that's the one they used."
In fact this dilemma remains unresolved. "I can't decide which is funnier," says the film's director James Gunn. For the moment it's "dick."
The article also states that Kurt Russel's Ego the Living Planet is a planet that at times takes human form. Kurt Russel offered: "I've never played anything like that. I mean that's a great thing to be able to say at my age."
"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" has a May 5, 2017 release starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.