Guardians Of The Galaxy 3 Soundtrack Sneak Peek Revealed

By Michileen Martin | 3 months ago

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Particularly if you’ve been keeping up with James Gunn’s Peacemaker series — which is absolutely bursting with ’80s hair metal — it may be tough to not wonder what the writer/director has in store for his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 soundtrack. Ever since Kraglin (Sean Gunn) handed Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) a Zune at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, fans have been speculating about what could or should be on the soundtrack for the final film in the trilogy. In a recent interview, Gunn finally revealed just the tiniest bit about what fans can expect from the upcoming film’s music.

Speaking to Billboard earlier this week, Gunn mostly answered questions about the music in HBO Max’s Peacemaker, including the immediately classic intro featuring “Do Ya Wanna Taste It” by the Norwegian glam metal band Wig Wam. But interviewer Gil Kaufman ended the discussion with a question about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 soundtrack. The bad news is that Gunn didn’t say anything about specific artists or songs. But he does hint that we’ll be getting music of a style we’re not used to hearing from Star-Lord’s headphones. Gunn said the music “comes from the brown Zune that Yondu gave to Peter Quill. They aren’t chosen by his mother, I can tell you that.”

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The Zune from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)

While Gunn doesn’t offer a lot of info about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 soundtrack, what little he says does lead to an intriguing questions — exactly who put the music on the Zune? When he gives it to Star-Lord, Kraglin says the late Yondu (Michael Rooker) got the Zune from a “junker” who apparently sold the ravager on the idea that “everyone” on Earth was using them. So did Yondu just leave the device as is, or did he add his own songs to it?

They probably won’t be in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 soundtrack, but we’ve presumably heard at least two songs from the Zune already. Right after the Zune is revealed, Peter Quill and the young Groot listen to “Father and Son” by Cat Stevens, from the 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. The fact that the first song is about a boy and his father could imply Yondu chose it as a message to his adoptive son. Later, the Guardians are listening to “The Rubberband Man” — from the 1976 album Happiness is Being with the Spinners by the R&B vocal group, The Spinners — when they’re on their to encounter Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.

It may not make fans happy, but while we don’t of any songs that definitely will be on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 soundtrack, we know of at least one tune that definitely won’t be there. Last year. on Instagram (via Comic Book), a fan asked Gunn if there were any songs fans were requesting that he didn’t want anywhere near his films. The writer/director responded that “a thousand” fans had asked for him to include King Harvest’s 1972 song “Dancing in the Moonlight” in the Guardians 3 soundtrack. Gunn said the choice “seems hackneyed” and thus, “it’s not gonna happen.”