10 Awesome Things In The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Blu-Ray Special Features

Just as they do with their movies, Marvel Studios likes to give audiences a little something extra with their Blu-rays. For a while, that meant One-Shots — the short films that took place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, it means a bevy of special features like those you'd find on pretty much any Blu-ray. However, they way the studio "makes it all Marvel" is to provide enough inside jokes and fan-specific content that non-fans will enjoy it, but Marvel fans will flip out. The upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray is no exception.

We got a glimpse at all of the video special features on the disc and there is so much for Marvel fans to dig into. Below, read 10 of the most awesome things you'll find on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray special features.

Phase Three Jokes

The main feature of the disc is a series of connected behind the scenes featurettes called "Galactic Adventurer." It's a series of behind the scenes videos about each location in the film, linked by a 16 bit video game interludes starring writer director James Gunn. You can watch the first one here. Now, I don't want to spoil all of the awesome animations but two very important people, Kevin Feige and Thanos, both pop up and makes jokes that either directly, or indirectly, reference phase three.

More Dancing Groot

After the main Galactic Adventurer featurette, the 16 bit video game interludes evolve into another game (again, no spoilers) tossing to a short documentary about Dancing Groot. We learn a bit more about his animation and see behind the scenes concepts and early digital renderings of not only the version from the end credits, but the stick version as well.

Subtle teases and expansion

While talking about the development of the movie in the featurette, Gunn talks about the fact his team did way more work on the backstory of certain areas and characters than was needed in the film. In particular, the Krylorians (seen above), Morag, the city from the beginning of the movie and the Ravagers. Could some of that work make it into sequels? It seems likely. "All that stuff, yeah I'd like to expand on many of those things," he said.

Star powered voice acting

When it comes to the three humanoid members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, it's pretty obvious what they look like. But for Rocket Raccoon and Groot, we don't really get to see what actors Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel put into their performances. Until now. The Blu-ray has clips of both actors delivering some of their biggest lines in the movie. For Cooper in particular, who has more than two lines, it's a pretty cool revelation.

See Rocket Raccoon and Groot On Set

Rocket and Groot, obviously, were created by computers. But on set, actors stood in to give the human actors something to look at. The Blu-ray dives pretty deeply into that showcasing what James Gunn's brother, Sean Gunn, brought to Rocket and what a mime did for Groot. The craziest one though is a little person who played Rocket in some scenes. She was still taller than Rocket, so she had to walk around in a full green body suit with Rocket's face on her chest. Really weird.

Deleted Scenes Fill in Plot Holes

There are five deleted scenes on the Blu-ray, all of which were rightfully deleted for whatever reason but work on their own. However, some of them answer questions about the film that you may have had after watching it. One is how did Gamora get to Xander all by herself? Wouldn't Ronan send her with a bunch of soldiers? He did. An extended scene shows Gamora's trip from the Dark Aster to Xandar. "The truth is, we had tons of stuff in the first act on the Dark Aster for too long, and it does provide information but it made the movie move slower so we cut it," Gunn said.

More Nebula, John C. Reilly, Peter Serafinowicz

The deleted scenes also give a bit more screen time to three well-known actors who have parts in the film. One scene is a short but hilarious discussion between John C. Reilly's character, Rhomann Dey, and Peter Serafinowitz's character, Denarian Saal. There's also a great showdown between Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Nebula (Karen Gillan).

More Awesome Mix

You thought we heard all of Peter Quill's Awesome Mix Vol. 1? Think again. In another great deleted scene, we see the Kyln guard who steals Peter Quill's Walkman dancing to another song on the tape. In fact, he's dancing to "Magic" by Pilot. The scene also adds a bit more into Gamora's capture on the Kyln.

Rocket and Groot messing up

For some reason, while showing the Guardians of the Galaxy special features, Marvel gave us only a hint of the disc's gag reel. What we did see was incredibly encouraging. Mainly, that additional "gag" scenes with Rocket and Groot were created that are really funny. One in particular is on Knowhere with the mining ships.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Tease

No Marvel Blu-ray would be complete without some kind of tease of what's coming next. For 2015, that's Avengers: Age of Ultron. The short tease on this disc (which has unfortunately leaked online in lower quality) focuses on the global scope of the film, which shot in New York, London, Italy, South Korea and South Africa.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray hits shelves on December 9.