The description of the deleted scene was laid out by James Gunn himself on his Instagram account, although the post in question now appears to have been deleted. The Cinemablend post, however, related that Gunn wanted to include “Magic” as a dance number for the unnamed, minor character as a show of how powerful Peter’s music actually is. “Magic” is a bit of a silly song, but it certainly sticks in the brain. The alien prison guard was to dance around all by himself, enjoying what Scotland’s finest Alan Parsons-produced pop could provide. Gunn evidently had to cut the scene for reasons of pacing. However, as the film was indeed shot and edited, Gunn swore to include it on a future home video release as a special feature.
He was as good as his word. The scene was included. One can now watch it on YouTube. The sequence in question is only 30 seconds, but it’s available. Spencer Wilding danced through the prison. Although he was grooving to Ian Bairnson’s guitar riffs, he still found reason to threaten prisoners with a cattle prod and be generally intimidating. On a commentary for the scene, straight from the Blu-ray, Gunn said:
“I’m not sure this isn’t a mistake that we cut this out of the movie because I really love this. This is Spencer, the mean guard, coming in listening to the music he stole from Peter Quill, and this would happen right before we have Gamora being taken away by the mean guys in the prison. I really, I like this and I love this song, the song ‘Magic’ which is supposed to be in this scene … Oh, well.”
For his efforts, Spencer Wilding received a miniature container of Play-Doh.