James Gunn posted a touching tribute to legendary musician/actor David Bowie, who died last night after a battle with cancer. Gunn also revealed that Marvel wanted Bowie to have cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Here’s an excerpt:
I usually find out about people dying on Twitter these days, as it’s one of the first places I check on my phone when I wake up in the morning. It’s only been about fifteen minutes or so since I learned of David Bowie’s passing there, and I’m reeling. And horribly sad.
69 years old. Goddammit. I know we’re supposed to be positive in situations like this, but that’s just seems too young to me. Fucking cancer.
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.