When The Man Who Fell To Earth himself, David Bowie, sadly passed away last year, director James Gunn came forth with word that he and Marvel Chief Kevin Feige had considered casting Bowie in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
While we speculated on what cameo role he would have played, Gunn was reticent to disclose exactly which part it would have been, perhaps in respect to the actual actor who was given the role.
Bowie was a gigantic inspiration for Gunn, a fact he explained quite frankly via social media in January of 2016:
"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 ’70s rock and space opera.”
Now Gunn has revealed exactly where he would have put Bowie's mercurial talent to work and it was as a member of Yondu's rambunctious Ravagers.
Here's what the maverick filmmaker had to say during a recent Facebook Q&A session:
“I wanted David Bowie to play a member of Yondu’s original crew,” he disclosed.
Michael Rooker sharing screen time with the legendary David Bowie in a cool Ravager cameo perhaps with Sean Gunn will have to go down in history as a great missed opportunity, but it sure would have been another amazing moment in an already fantastic film.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 lands on home video on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere on Tuesday, August 8 and in hand on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on Aug. 22.