If you thought the comedic ‘Team Thor’ short video, which explained why Thor wasn’t present during ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (he was living with a roommate named Darryl Jacobson and *ahem* helping at his normal office job), was a hilarious tie-in to the movies, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Over the end credits of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ fans were treated to the disco stylings of ‘Guardians Inferno’ performed by The Sneepers featuring David Hasselhoff. As the song played, bloopers and clips of the cast members dancing flickered across the screen as the credits (many of which read simply “I am Groot”) rolled.
The majority of both ‘Guardians’ consisted mainly of light rock songs from before the disco era, but this comedic tune seemed to fit in just perfectly and now with the second film arriving on home video within weeks, Marvel has released a ‘Soul Train’-worthy music video featuring Hasselhoff as well as barely recognizable members of the cast.
Check it out below and keep your eyes peeled for the disco-fied Guardians!
Blink and you might have missed cameos by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff and Michael Rooker, not to mention director James Gunn himself. You didn’t have to blink to catch the cameo by Marvel founder Stan Lee. There is also an appearance by Guillermo from ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’.
The track was written by Gunn and Tyler Bates, who says it was inspired by the disco version of the ‘Star Wars Theme’ released back in 1976 by Meco, which became a club and radio hit all on its own.
If you’ve never heard the Meco ‘Star Wars Theme’, check it out below (Be patient. It’s long but it contains every theme from the movie including the “Luke looking sad in the desert theme”, the “love theme” and culminates in, YES, the Cantina Song! Plus lots of R2-D2, lightsabre and laser sound effects):
What do you think of this disco-rific ‘Guardians’ tie-in?
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ will be released digitally on HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Disney Movies on Aug. 8, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on Aug. 22. The soundtrack is available now.
Sources: Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone