Let’s all take a second and listen to some White Zombie.
Here’s the perfect companion piece for this particular article:
What a wonderfully dated music video that is, by the way. You can’t beat the nineties for a sheer disregard for the welfare of epilepsy sufferers.
Rob Zombie, the lead singer of White Zombie, is more than just a rocker and the owner of a jealousy-inspiring beard.
He’s also a good friend of James Gunn’s, because come on, of course he is. That’s just how James Gunn rolls.
Zombie gets little cameos in all of Gunn’s movies, and provided the voice for an offscreen Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy. No doubt this, and this alone, is the sole reason for the success of the movie as a whole.
This being the case, you’ll be pleased to learn that Guardians Vol 2 stands a pretty good chance of being fun as well, because Rob Zombie has officially confirmed that he’s back for the second movie in the series.
While all he’s done is record “a voice” for the movie, we can’t help but hope that maybe, just maybe, Zombie will get to show his face in the movie. It’s not like he’d be in any way out of place in a movie about giant walking trees, sardonic raccoons, and bald blue alien cyborgs. Throw a few quarts of pig’s blood into the mix, and the whole thing has Rob Zombie’s name written all over it.
In fact, while we’re dreamcasting the movie, we could always fantasize about seeing Zombie take to the director’s chair for a future Marvel property.
After all, in addition to being a heavy metal rocker and a friend of James Gunn, Zombie is also an established director, with such hits as House of 1000 Corpses and its sequel, The Devil’s Rejects, under his belt.
Now, admittedly, Zombie’s oeuvre strays quite far from the standard Marvel directorial formula, but hey, if Taika Waititi can make a Thor movie, surely Marvel can throw this guy a Moon Knight or something.
Maybe that’s what Marvel lacks. Small budget, experimental and risky projects from cult favorite directors who are given free reign to do whatever they feel like.
Who knows what classic Marvel movie properties we’re being denied, just because Kevin Feige insists on a single shared universe, and on making sure that all the movies have high production values and family friendly content.
Oh well, we’ll just have to tolerate some hugely popular, well made blockbusters instead.