'Guardians Vol. 2' Deleted Scene Shows Kraglin Teaching Star-Lord to Use His Zune

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - 11:14AM
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Tuesday, 08 August 2017 - 11:14AM
'Guardians Vol. 2' Deleted Scene Shows Kraglin Teaching Star-Lord to Use His Zune
Image credit: ETOnline, Marvel Studios
There's no denying that the most heartbreaking scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (aside from Groot's walk of shame after being dressed up by the Ravagers) is the moment that Ego breaks Peter Quill's tape player. Okay, sure, the guy has murdered thousands of his own children, but killing Peter's music? That's the most evil thing in the entire movie.

This destruction, though, sets the stage for the introduction of a Zune, given to Peter by Kraglin because he knows how much Star Lord loves Earth music. It's a really sweet scene that just so happens to feature a fun joke at the expense of all the Zune owners who bet on the wrong horse ten years ago when Microsoft tried their hands at doing the whole MP3 player thing. Making things even better is a short but fun cut moment from the movie, now released in time for Guardians 2 to hit Blu-Ray, in which Kraglin explains how the slide wheel works and runs through a few of his favorite bands:



The Zune is more than an obscure reference to the Betamax of music players; it also gives James Gunn a lot more freedom when it comes to picking songs in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, and, to a lesser extent, Infinity War and its sequel, which will almost definitely also have a bunch of quirky pop songs to liven up scenes with Star Lord. Iron Man brought his ACDC fandom into The Avengers, so Star Lord might be jamming to Thin Lizzie or that angry lady named Alice Cooper while fighting Thanos. The Zune solves one of the big limitations of Star Lord's music library up to this point: the fact that he doesn't really have a lot of new stuff to listen to. Thus, with a more modern (but still hilariously dated) music player on the field, Marvel can pick whatever songs are needed for as many future Guardians projects as they need.

So expect some classic Nineties hits. Be prepared for Sandstorm by Darude, or R. Kelly's I Believe I Can Fly. We could get something from the Spice Girls, or Take That, or Star Lord could go grungy and fall in love with Nirvana (but probably not Come as You Are, because that's already taken by another Marvel team). Nothing would be quite as Guardians as seeing Groot take down a bunch of guys to the musical accompaniment of Alien Ant Farm, or Kanye West, Fall Out Boy, or The Black Eyed Peas. Considering the musical in-jokes and references we've seen thus far (not to mention that wonderful Hasselhoff music video), Gunn will have to do something pretty spectacular to top himself.

Nothing is off the table now, and we can only hope that Gunn uses his powers responsibly. Based on his choices for the first two Guardians movies, he's probably going to choose really catchy classic music, but you never know...

We're just going to leave this here.



Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now available on Blu-Ray.
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