One thing that stands out in James Gunn’s films, particularly his Marvel efforts, is his use of classic rock songs. You might not have liked Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1 or Vol.2 but goddamn the soundtracks are great.
Unsurprisingly, fans have since bombarded the director with a heap of song requests that he simply MUST include in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
After being asked one too many times to include ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by Toploader, Gunn has taken to Twitter to reveal why all your requests for The Cars, Blue Öyster Cult, and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will fall on deaf ears.
The dude has a good point about ignoring song requests and recommendations offered up by Marvel fans. Part of what made Guardians of the Galaxy work so well how well the music was integrated into the narrative and how people really didn’t expect it going into it.
And besides, wouldn’t you rather be surprised by how well a James Gunn scene works with a song you didn’t expect instead of seeing it play out exactly the way you pictured thus leaving no room for surprises or any creativity?
The point is, save the song requests for the jukebox because rioting won’t help you here.
You’re going to have to wait a while before you get to hear what tunes Gunn has in store for GOTG 3 because he’s busy working on The Suicide Squad for the time being. That being said, he has said that music will be an important aspect in his Suicide Squad film, albeit in different ways compared to GOTG.
Sweet, can’t wait to watch Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn rocking out to Kim Wilde or Idris Elba wearing an old school Walkman with a “Another Awesome Mix Vol.1” cassette tape in it.