Kevin Bacon Loves Being Name-Dropped in Guardians of the Galaxy and Wants to Be in the Next One

Everybody who is aware of Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, performed by Chris Pratt within the Guardians of the Galaxy collection, is aware of of the character’s love of dancing. As achieved a dancer as Peter is, he’s additionally a self-confessed fan of Kevin Bacon, particularly Bacon’s character in Footloose, who, to cite Star-Lord himself, taught “a complete metropolis full of individuals with sticks up their butts that dancing is the best factor there may be.” In an interview with Esquire, Bacon revealed how a lot he loved the shock of discovering he had been namedropped within the MCU.

“Once I noticed Guardians of the Galaxy, I went to see it having no concept that I used to be mentioned. It was a day in New York, I used to be on 67th Avenue and went on my own, as I usually do. I used to be like, ‘Holy shit. They’re speaking about me. Are you guys getting this?'”

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That was not the one time that Footloose’s Bacon turned a subject of curiosity within the MCU. In Avengers: Infinity Battle, when Spider-Man and Iron Man meet the Guardians on a planet far, far-off from Earth, it was as soon as once more Bacon’s position in Footloose that turned a subject of dialog between the heroes. Clearly, the MCU has numerous love for Kevin Bacon and his motion pictures. So would the actor contemplate a cameo within the subsequent Guardians of the Galaxy movie? Bacon’s reply is a agency sure, including, “Pay attention, I really like the concept. I might like to be a part of that.”

The Guardians of the Galaxy motion pictures that had been directed by James Gunn weren’t the primary time the acclaimed filmmaker had interacted with Bacon by cinema. In 2010, Kevin Bacon performed the position of the primary villain in Gunn’s low-budget cult hit movie Tremendous, about an peculiar man who clothes up like a superhero to rescue his spouse from drug sellers. In line with Bacon, the position of the villain within the film had initially been earmarked for Jean-Claude van Damme, however he was completely satisfied to take over the half.

“What I had heard was that my half was purported to be performed by Jean-Claude van Damme. So I am like, ‘Am I going to take Jean-Claude van Damme’s sloppy seconds? Hell, yeah.'”

Hopefully, Gunn will come to listen to of Bacon’s love for the Guardians of the Galaxy collection, and work in a cameo for the actor within the upcoming third installment, titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which Gunn has acknowledged will likely be his final film within the MCU. Contemplating that Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 labored in a quick cameo by David Hasselhoff amongst different popular culture references, it isn’t an excessive amount of of a stretch to think about Kevin Bacon exhibiting up within the subsequent one, maybe in a scene the place the actor reveals Star-Lord the proper technique to boogie down in an old style means.

Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is about to start filming this yr and scheduled to hit theaters on Could 5, 2023. This information originated at Esquire.

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