You probably have heard it by now, legendary rock-star, David Bowie passed away after a battle with Cancer.
The world is expressing their love for his work and more. Now, Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn revealed on Facebook that Bowie was under consideration for a cameo in his upcoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
“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,” Gunn said on his Facebook post.
He adds, “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.”
David Robert Jones was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter and actor.
On 10 January 2016, two days after releasing the album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday, Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home.
The sequel will see the return of Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 production begins in February 2016 at Pinewood Atlanta. It is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2017.
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