There’s a great deleted scene from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.” that shows Peter learning how to use the Zune from Kraglin (Sean Gunn), which means that he can now add songs from just about any era to the device. What kinds of music will Peter end up being drawn to? Given his 1970s classic pop and rock upbringing and Gunn’s love of rock in general, I’m guessing we’ll hear some big, powerful rock ‘n’ roll and some punky pop hits. Gunn revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the shoot was a challenge, but he relished taking the time to put the soundtrack together:
“I worked twice as hard on this soundtrack as I did on both the first two soundtracks combined. […] Once I started doing the first ‘Guardians’ movie, I felt drawn to it. I felt called to it, if that makes any sense. So I feel very good [about Vol. 3] because I feel like I did everything that I possibly could to make this trilogy as good as it can possibly be. And I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate that I had all these people around me making it. It’s the biggest blessing of my life.”
Moving outside of 1970s pop means that Gunn will be able to explore the music universe more boldly than ever before within the scope of “Guardians,” which could be pretty amazing. “The Suicide Squad” soundtrack is one of my favorites of the past decade, and if we can get Mantis and Drax jamming to Pixies, I might just die of happiness. We’ll have to wait a few months to see what kind of music Gunn puts into “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” but based on his track record, I can almost guarantee it’ll be 100% bops.