We’re still reeling from the people we lost in 2016, but no one knew that the Marvel Universe was also affected. According to EW.com director James Gunn wanted Bowie to join the Guardians of the Galaxy, specifically as a member of Yondu’s crew. Bowie made a mark on the world with color, glitz, and glamor, something that the Guardians have become famous for in the world of film. Guardians, as well as cosmic Marvel, is one big tribute to the color that Bowie helped add to the 70s and the 80s. It seems only natural that the original space oddity would join the biggest crew of misfits in the galaxy.
Bowie has made his mark on Guardians in other ways with Moonage Daydream being a key song on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack. Gunn documented Bowie’s passing on Facebook in a moving eulogy complimenting Bowie for his contributions to the space opera genre, a genre that Gunn himself seems to be running with:
“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”
Bowie’s love of rock and oddity lives in on everything from the color scheme of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor Ragnarok to the Inferno music video available on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 DVD. Who would you have wanted the original space man to play? Listen to Moonage Daydream and tell us your ideas in the comments below!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits stores on Blu-ray and DVD on August 22nd 2017.