DID YOU KNOW? Gunn changed the ending because he thought the original was just too darned sad. Gunn's original vision for the end of Guardians of the Galaxy involved the Collector, Nebula, and Peter Quill's grandfather, played by Gregg Henry. In an interview tied to the Blu-ray release of the film, he explained that Henry's moment in particular—which took place in the present, with Henry wearing old-age makeup—was just too much of a downer to keep. "He has this photograph of Meredith (Peter Quill's mother) and Peter as a little boy, and he looks up at the stars, and we go up to the stars, and it was really sweet," said Gunn. "It means that he must have seen Quill getting abducted at the end of that day and is still waiting for him to return. But it was freaking sad, so we took it out."