James Gunn on David Bowie and Featuring His Music in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

     January 11, 2016

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As you’ve probably heard by now, iconic musician, actor, and artist David Bowie recently passed away after a battle with cancer. While the world is coming to grips with this news through all manner of celebratory expressions of his life’s work and influence, tributes are coming in from Hollywood as well. One such very personal response comes from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, who not only revealed some rather intimate connections to Bowie, but also dropped some related movie news as well.

It turns out that Gunn and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige had relatively recently discussed the possibility of Bowie having a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While that obviously won’t happen now (through any traditional means, anyway), Bowie’s legacy might just impart some of its magic on the Marvel sequel by way of a musical track. The legendary rocker’s track “Moonage Daydream” from the 1972 album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” made its way into the first film, and Gunn has expressed an interest in using another track from that same album for the sequel. This would make Bowie the only artist to have his work featured in both films.

Here’s what Gunn had to say in a Facebook post, followed by a delightful drawing a fan shared with him:

I usually find out about people dying on Twitter these days, as it’s one of the first places I check on my phone when I…

Posted by James Gunn on Monday, January 11, 2016


Take a listen to Bowie’s track “Moonage Daydream” from Guardians of the Galaxy below:

RIP David Bowie.

A photo posted by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5, 2017.

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