As far as blockbuster seasons go, 2017 is going to be a hard one to beat. It kicked off earlier this summer with the release of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and that film's absurd brand of humor very much defined the tone of the year. Of the movie's many hilarious moments, David Hasselhoff's unexpected cameo continues to stand out as one of the best, and now it looks like the movie's upcoming home release will continue to embrace The Hoff by including him in a music video for the special features section. Take a look at the throwback poster for the video below, and prepare yourselves for its sheer awesomeness.
It's no secret that music plays a huge role in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and James Gunn has doubled down on that idea by co-writing an original (and catchy as hell) single with composer Tyler Bates and directing a music video for Vol. 2's home release. Titled "Inferno," the song will be performed by Hasselhoff and "The Sneepers" -- a band named after a fictional race of aliens from deep within Marvel lore. There's a stylish sensibility to that poster that's rooted firmly within the disco genre, and we can only hope that the video itself will be as impressive as that piece of promotional artwork.
Of course, now that David Hasselhoff has entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a meta piece of fan service, our minds have started to race with ideas for how these Easter eggs can continue going into the future. There are plenty of opportunities for delightful comedy involving the Baywatch legend, but one of the best would be for a cameo from the Hasselhoff Nick Fury alongside Samuel L. Jackson's MCU version of the iconic hero.
That's the beauty of David Hasselhoff's new role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unlike someone like Sylvester Stallone (who is firmly rooted in the logic of the MCU as Stakar Ogord), The Hoff is pure, fourth wall-breaking goodness right now. He can do things that other actors in this universe can't, and we're excited to see what happens when the "Inferno" video finally debuts.
James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be available on Digital HD on August 8, and the DVD, Blu-ray and 4K versions of the film will hit shelves on August 22. If you're currently in the market for a big screen Marvel adventure, make sure to check out Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is in theaters right now.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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