Guardians Of The Galaxy’s First Footloose Reference Made Kevin Bacon’s Jaw Drop

It’s price noting that Bacon’s function within the Holiday Special was to assist unite the Guardians as a household, which may be very a lot what the mere suggestion of Kevin Bacon was in a position to do within the first “Guardians of the Galaxy.” It was Quill telling Gamora about “Footloose” that introduced them nearer collectively as a romantic pair, and it additionally occurred to arrange the large finale of that film.

Remember, “Guardians of the Galaxy” was a film pushed by music. Not solely did James Gunn write direct references to “Footloose” into the movie, he additionally infused it with rockin’ needle drops and even bookended the film with dancing. Star-Lord dances to Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” as he recovers the orb containing the Power Stone, and the film ends with a dance-off that defeats Ronan the Accuser by bringing all of the newly shaped Guardians collectively as one household, able to put their very own lives on the road for the others.

This parallel wasn’t misplaced on Bacon, both. He known as “Footloose” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” “symbiotic,” and he is not improper. The pleasure of music and expressing your self by way of dance are essential throughlines to each movies, so it looks as if Bacon was destined to hitch up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, even when he is solely an honorary Guardian. 

Although, we have most likely not seen the final of the “Guardians of the Galaxy,” so who is aware of? Maybe Kevin Bacon will be a part of up with the brand new crew down the road? One can solely hope.

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