— May 22, 2021
May 20, 2021
The Guardians of the Galaxy movies that were directed by James Gunn were not the first time the acclaimed filmmaker had interacted with Bacon through cinema. In 2010, Kevin Bacon played the role of the main villain in Gunn’s low-budget cult hit film Super, about an ordinary man who dresses up like a superhero to rescue his wife from drug dealers. According to Bacon, the role of the villain in the movie had originally been earmarked for Jean-Claude van Damme, but he was happy to take over the part.
“What I had heard was that my part was supposed to be played by Jean-Claude van Damme. So I’m like, ‘Am I going to take Jean-Claude van Damme’s sloppy seconds? Hell, yeah.'”
Hopefully, Gunn will come to hear of Bacon’s love for the Guardians of the Galaxy series, and work in a cameo for the actor in the upcoming third installment, titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which Gunn has stated will be his last movie in the MCU. Considering that Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 worked in a brief cameo by David Hasselhoff among other pop culture references, it is not too much of a stretch to imagine Kevin Bacon showing up in the next one, perhaps in a scene where the actor shows Star-Lord the correct way to boogie down in an old school way.
Kevin Bacon Loves Being Name-Dropped in Guardians of the Galaxy and Wants to Be in the Next One