Sometimes the Twitterverse collective is able to accomplish the impossible. However, other times, the Twitterverse asks and doesn't receive. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is often happy to answer fan questions and provide insight into Marvel Studios films, but when fans ask too much, he's not afraid to shut them down, and quick.
As is often the case with Twitter, when one person floats an idea, its easy for a horde of others to swoop in and support it. So when a fan tweeted to Gunn suggesting that, because the first two Guardians of the Galaxy feature 1970s and '80s songs, perhaps it's time to incorporate a '90s track. And, really, is there any tune more '90s than Smash Mouth's "All Star"?
I’ve never had a song from the 80’s in a Guardians film.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 7, 2018
Music is a huge aspect of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, serving as the main connection Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) has to his home planet, Earth. However, he only has music from his childhood, mainly the '70s and a bit from the '60s, because his mother made him mixtapes. Unfortunately, this particular GotG fan doesn't know his music as well as Gunn does. The filmmaker clarifies there wasn't an '80s song in either film, something he's clarified on more than one occasion.
Despite many articles claiming otherwise, there has never been an '80's song in either Guardians or its sequel - only '70's songs and just a few from the '60's. https://t.co/OYEQRm98PO— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 13, 2018
Still, this is Twitter, and fans tend to take an idea and run with it. Plus, there is the slightest bit of wiggle room now that Star-Lord is in possession of a Zune full of music that may be more varied. But Gunn has provided the last word on the issue. When asked if he would please set the opening scene of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to Smash Mouth's "All Star," his answer leaves no room for interpretation.
You have to hand it to Gunn for his artistic integrity and not bending to fan demands and wishes. And thank goodness Gunn has better musical tastes than some of his Twitter followers.