Marvel got Kurt Russell and James Gunn to change the wording of a particular joke in Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Read on for more details
Guardians of the Galaxy was packed full of brilliantly witty jokes and one liners, and it sounds like Vol. 2 will be following suit. The first film had an irreverent humour that we really loved, and hopefully its sequel will share the same brand of humour. Judging by what we heard about the film from this year's Comic-Con event, Vol. 2 will not disappoint in that department. We heard reports of a "penis" joke, involving Kurt Russell's Ego the Living Planet, which sounds particularly amusing. However, we recently learned that Russell and James Gunn originally intended to say "dick" instead of "penis", but Marvel stepped in and changed things.
In an interview with GQ Magazine (via Cosmicbooknews.com), Kurt Russell revealed that Marvel decided to water down his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dick joke. This joke was part of a scene that the people lucky enough to be attending Marvel's Comic-Con panel got to see. "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 the one with penis and that's the one they used." Marvel's reasoning behind changing the wording of the joke is sort of understandable since Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will be seen by a lot of children. However, the Guardians franchise does offer something very different in the MCU, and they should embrace that.
Kurt Russell will be playing Ego the Living Planet, who is able to take human form, something that was totally new for the Hollywood legend. "I've never played anything like that. I mean that's a great thing to be able to say at my age," said Russell. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be out in theatres on May 5th, 2017, and Chris Pratt already promised that it'll be "the biggest spectacle movie of all time." Let's hope he's telling the truth. Which version of the joke do you find funnier?