Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Deleted Scene Features Pete Davidson
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A deleted scene posted on Twitter shows the actor alongside Chris Pratt's Star-Lord near the climax of the film. The scene is mostly comedic, depicting Davidson's character, an alien henchman named Phlektik, giving Peter Quill unwarranted advice on how to get through a force field, though he appears as himself without the CGI effects that made him appear alien in the final film. The two banter for a few lines before the scene ends with a snide remark from Star-Lord.
Gunn previously revealed that the actor not only provided his voice to Phlektik, but actually appeared on-set to play the role in person. His character is a henchman for the High Evolutionary, the film's main antagonist, though he provides some comic relief during an otherwise tense point in the story.
The scene is one of several revealed following the film's release on digital as of July 7, which contains various bonus features and cut content, such as another scene confirming the fate of the film's main villain, the High Evolutionary. It also serves as the second time Pete Davidson has appeared in a comic book film directed by James Gunn, as the actor previously played Blackguard in The Suicide Squad. He has a more prominent role in that film, featuring in an action scene in the opening sequence, though his appearance is still brief as his character dies shortly after he appears along with the rest of the Suicide Squad.
Davidson had a more notable appearance in a massive franchise in this year's Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, in which he lends his voice to the Autobot Mirage. He plays a prominent role in the film, starring as a main character alongside YouTube star turned actor Liza Koshy, Ron Perlman and Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime. Gunn has stated in the past that he considers Davidson a friend, which led him to give him small roles in some of his recent films. Whether Davidson will appear again in Gunn's upcoming projects is yet to be seen.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is available on Vudu and is set to release on Blu-ray August 1.