David Bowie Almost Appeared in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" Cameo Role

In a tribute post for the late David Bowie, "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn revealed he and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had looked into bringing the rock idol in for a cameo in the sequel film.

"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," Gunn wrote. "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, who featured Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" in the "Guardians of the Galaxy," went on to detail how profound an influence the legendary musician had on his film career and shared his condolences for Bowie's family.

David Bowie, the pioneering rock idol whose influence extended well beyond music, into film, fashion and art, passed away Sunday, just two days after his 69th birthday.

Directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" opens on May 5, 2017.

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