Marvel Studios’ Phase 3 started off on the right foot with Team Captain America going against Team Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, and later with a trip to new dimensions in Doctor Strange. Phase 3 will introduce new superheroes, such as Captain Marvel, and will finally bring the Avengers and the Guardians of the galaxy together in Avengers: Infinity War.
Before both teams join forces to defeat Thanos, the Guardians will come back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with new characters joining the space misfits and new menaces to deal with. But Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot (or shall we say, baby Groot?) are not the only ones coming back in the sequel – and aside from the Ravagers, Yondu, and Nebula, there’s another cast member who also has a place in Guardians 2.
Musician and film director Rob Zombie has a voice role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as confirmed by Zombie himself via his Instagram account. Zombie had a voice role in the first Guardians movie as the Ravager Navigator – the voice heard inside the Milano during the first act of the movie. Naturally, Zombie didn’t share details on his involvement, other than he was “recording a voice.”
This is not the first time James Gunn and Zombie have worked together – in fact, Zombie has been present in every Gunn movie (without counting his work at Troma) but has never physically appeared in one. He voiced Dr. Karl (through a phone call) in Slither and played God in Super, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that he is back in the Marvel universe in another voice role.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will follow the characters as they come across new threats such as Ayesha (the golden High Priestess and leader of the Sovereign people, played by Elizabeth Debicki). All this while also learning more about Star-Lord’s past and family with the introduction of his father, Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell).
Zombie’s cameos in Gunn’s movies are a fact regularly seen in trivias and Easter eggs lists and videos, as not many people recognise his voice (when he is not performing with his band, that is), and his role in Guardians 2 will most likely be one too. It’s only a matter of waiting until we know if he will voice the Ravagers Navigator again or if he will have a bigger role this time.
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- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019