Warning: SPOILERS for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are ahead!
The Guardians of the Galaxy were successful in stopping Ego the Living Planet from conquering the universe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but not without great cost. No, I'm not talking about Yondu sacrificing his life to save Peter Quill. I'm talking about Peter losing his beloved Walkman, which was arguably his most important Earthly possession. Fortunately, Star-Lord didn't go too long without having any tunes, as Yondu's second-in-command Kraglin gave him a state-of-the-art music player known as the Zune at the end of the movie. Thanks to a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 deleted scene, we can now see him fiddling with this contraption.
Peter Quill will never have the same emotional attachment to the Zune as he did with the Walkman and the mixtapes that his mom made for him, but the MP3 player is nonetheless a major upgrade, as it can hold an astounding 300 songs! That being said, it's still technology from Earth, and as Kraglin notes to Peter in this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 deleted scene (provided by Entertainment Tonight), the "turny thing" is very primitive. Imagine how Peter will react to seeing the smartphone technology that's been commonplace for the last decade when he returns to Earth.
Fortunately for Star-Lord, the Zune is already filled with a lot of great songs, including a few from one of Kraglin's favorite bands, Thin Lizzy, and some from a lady named Alice Cooper. After director James Gunn calls cut off-camera, Chris Pratt and Sean Gunn quickly break character, and I can only hope that Gunn was making up the Zune's song/band selection off the top of his head.
The Guardians are returning next year for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 the year after, but given how much material is being packed into those two movies, there's a distinct chance we won't learn what's actually on that Zune until Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. James Gunn has already compiled 181 songs for the threequel's soundtrack, though he admitted that list could become longer. Fortunately with the Zune now in his hands, Peter's musical library has increased significantly beyond the two dozen songs from his mixtapes, half of which he'd been listening to on a loop since he was eight years old. Also, for the sake of keeping the Zune somewhat relevant, let's hope that Peter doesn't upgrade to the iPod Touch during the upcoming Avengers movies.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now available for purchase on Digital HD, and the Blu-ray/DVD will hit shelves on August 22.