Earlier this week, Aerosmith frontrunner Steven Tyler spoke with People Magazine to promote his upcoming horror flick Happy Birthday. In the interview, Tyler mentioned that he’d “do anything to be in Guardians of the Galaxy 3,” calling out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Director James Gunn by name.
While the prospect of Tyler being in the next installment of Guardians is exciting to consider, it seemed rather unlikely initially. After all, Gunn has stated time and time again that he’s still unsure if he’ll return to direct a third Guardians film. However, when asked during a recent Facebook Live Q&A session if he’d heard about Tyler’s comments, Gunn did respond rather enthusiastically.
Yes, I did hear that Steven Tyler wants to be in Guardians of the Galaxy. He gave me a shout-out the other day in an interview. He said, ‘James Gunn are you listening?’ The answer is: Steven, yes I am listening. And I’m a big fan of Steven Tyler’s.
Steven Tyler’s daughter, Liv Tyler, is already technically part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having appeared in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk as Betty Ross, so we know the connection is there. Not to mention, Gunn directed [Liv] Tyler in Super.
[Steven] Tyler has appeared in several movies and television shows, including Clubland, Goodnight, Joseph Parker, and Epic, and apparently worked very hard on his character for Happy Birthday, so his addition to the MCU would certainly be a welcomed one.
I had the pleasure of directing his daughter Liv in a movie in which she was fantastic, and I met [Steven Tyler] for a few seconds at a screening of that movie. He’s a cool guy. And of course, I would love to work with Steven Tyler sometime.
While a third Guardians film seems highly probable at this point, Marvel hasn’t officially confirmed one just yet, something that should change as we near closer to the sequel’s release in May. As for a possible Steven Tyler cameo? It’s worth noting that Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 almost had a David Bowie cameo, so it’s not an entirely unlikely casting.
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Source: The Wrap.