James Gunn says David Bowie Was Being Lined Up for a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Cameo

Monday, 11 January 2016 - 1:35PM
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Monday, 11 January 2016 - 1:35PM
James Gunn says David Bowie Was Being Lined Up for a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Cameo
The passing of David Bowie rocked the Entertainment world this morning, the 69 year old losing his battle with cancer just days after his birthday and the release of a new album. A visionary entertainer, Bowie influenced the genre of science fiction throughout his career, a turn as 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' being a standout moment. More recently though, Bowie's music was heard on the stellar soundtrack for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, alongside other greats such as The Jackson 5, and Marvin Gaye.

In the wake of the news of Bowie's death, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has revealed that Bowie's influence was such that he and Kevin Feige were working on a way to get the Ziggy Stardust creator on screen in a cameo on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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Just a very short while ago Kevin Feige and I were talking about a cameo role in 'Guardians Vol. 2,' and he brought up Bowie's name. I told him nothing in the world would make me happier, but I heard from common friends he wasn't doing well. We heard back that he was okay and it could potentially happen. Who knows what that was about? But, for whatever reason, it made my Twitter revelation more of a surprise.
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But, while Bowie is no longer with us, Gunn still has plans to continue the Brit Rocker's legacy in the MCU.

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Bowie was an idol of mine, huge and omnipresent. Few artists in any field have had as an indelible impression upon me as he has. To my mind, Ziggy Stardust is perhaps the greatest rock and roll album of all time. We featured "Moonage Daydream" in Guardians, but I always thought the album's character was felt far beyond that, in the aesthetics, in the integral and seemingly-natural linking in popular culture of '70's rock and space opera. I've been trying to work another song from Ziggy into the sequel, which would make Bowie the only artist to have a song on both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. I thought this was fair and appropriate. Although I cut the scene it was used in from the script, we have the rights. Who knows. Maybe I can figure a way out.
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A Bowie cameo in a movie like Guardians of the Galaxy is one of those things that just seemed to be the perfect fit. Bowie's style and swagger fit perfectly into the tone of the GOTG universe, so it's nice to see Gunn is working on a way to see that match made in heaven continue into a second movie.
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