Following the sad news of David Bowie’s passing this weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed the musician was in talks to appear in the Guardians sequel.
Gunn took to Facebook on Monday with a touching tribute of the rock icon, revealing he and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige floated the idea of Bowie appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for a cameo role.
“I told him nothing in the world would make me happier, but I heard from common friends he wasn’t doing well,” Gunn said. “We heard back that he was okay and it could potentially happen.”
Unfortunately, Bowie succumbed to his battle with cancer at the young age of 69, just a short time after releasing a new album called Blackstar. For many, Bowie was a God, an artist who defied convention and frequently followed his curiosity to many different artistic frontiers, whether it was acting, fashion or music.
The legend is often portrayed himself as someone with a quirky personality and out-of-this-world creative mind. How fitting it would have been for him to appear in Guardians 2, out there in the cosmos of our mysterious universe.
The first Guardians featured the song “Moonage Daydream” from Bowie’s album Ziggy Stardust, and it sounds like Gunn will include another song from the artist when the Guardians sequel hits theaters in 2017.
If you’re unaware of Bowie’s brilliance, I would start with the song at the bottom of this post. However, one song can’t begin to summarize what an astonishing and profound affect the man had on the world of popular culture.