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‘Lazarus’ David Bowie ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Cameo: James Gunn Talks Possible Role

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Jan 12, 2016 01:40 AM EST

David Bowie was never content to stay in one place. The “Changes’ singer took every chance he could to turn and face the strange. Not only was he one of the most beloved musicians of all time, he also made his mark stage with the upcoming jukebox musical Lazarus and on the silver screen appearing as an actor and soundtrack artist. One of his more recent soundtrack appearances was in 2014’s Guardians of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol 1. Now, GOTG director James Gunn is opening up about bringing Ziggy Stardust back in the Awesome Mix Vol 2 as wells as how Bowie almost had a cameo in the new film.

Guardians of The Galaxy director James Gunn is one of the many fans who honored the late David Bowie on Social Media. In his eulogy Gunn discusses how David Bowie was wanted for a cameo in Guardians of The Galaxy 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 went on to discuss Bowie’s role in the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack Awesome Mix Vol 1 and his possible return in Vol 2:

“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.”

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