David Bowie Was In Talks For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Cameo Role Before Death
David Bowie had been in talks to appear in Marvel’s highly-anticipated superhero sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, said the film’s director James Gunn. As Gossip Cop reported, the legendary singer died on Sunday night at the age of 69 following a long battle with cancer.
On Monday, Gunn wrote on his Facebook page that he had just learned of Bowie’s passing, and was “horribly sad” over the news. The filmmaker revealed that he and a top Marvel executive “were talking about a cameo role in Guardians Vol. 2, and he brought up Bowie’s name.” Gunn explained, “I told [the Marvel executive] 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?”
Unfortunately, the cameo appearance wasn’t mean to be. Still, Gunn said that he plans on using one of Bowie’s songs for the sequel’s equally anticipated soundtrack. The first movie’s soundtrack, a collection of hits from the ’60s and ’70s, including Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream,” became the first-ever soundtrack without any new material to reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Gunn noted, “I’ve been trying to work another song from [Bowie] into the sequel, which would make Bowie the only artist to have a song on both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.”