Rob Zombie will Voice a Character in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
Heavy metal musician, director and occasional actor Rob Zombie is apparently very good friends with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. Because he posted the following photo on Instagram, announcing his involvement in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The caption reads "With @jamesgunn at Disney recording a voice for Guardians of the Galaxy 2!" Gunn, who's very active on social media, promptly tweeted back to confirm the foreseeable casting.
Zombie voiced the part of the Ravager Navigation Computer System in the original Guardians of the Galaxy film, so it's not surprising that he will be featured in the sequel as well. It's even less shocking when you learn that Zombie has voiced characters in all of Gunn's previous films which include Super and Slither. Gunn even acknowledges that a voice cameo from his friend Zombie is essential to his films.
Rob Zombie is best known for being a rock star. He rose to fame as one of the core members of White Zombie, a heavy metal band that formed in 1985. Since his musical debut, Zombie has also directed the 2007 Halloween remake, House of 1000 Corpses (which he also wrote), and 31 which came out last year. It appears that Zombie, as his name would suggest, loves a little gore.
Even if it's only a small role, the Zombie voice announcement follows many other new characters in the sequel, including its new villain and others like Mantis and Ego the Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due out on May 5, 2017.