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James Gunn Reveals Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Song That Got Cut From Soundtrack

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn has gone into detail about the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel’s soundtrack and revealed a song that wasn’t able to be included.

What song was James Gunn unable to put in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’s soundtrack?

When asked on Twitter if there were any songs that he wanted in the movie that didn’t make the cut, Gunn revealed that the newest Guardians of the Galaxy movie featured the first time he was unable to secure the rights to a song. The song, “Russian Roulette” by Lords of the New Church, was “tied up in legal battles,” meaning the filmmaker was unable to use it in the sequel.

When asked what song ended up replacing “Russian Roulette” in the final cut of the movie, Gunn stated that he wouldn’t share that information.

Another user asked Gunn if there were any songs he considered using for Vol. 3’s intro other than Radiohead’s “Creep.” The director revealed that “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd was his second choice for the movie’s opening.

Following up on previous questions involving the appearance of the Guardians in the Avengers movies, Gunn revealed that he did personally choose “The Rubberband Man” by The Spinners for the team’s introduction scene in Avengers: Infinity War.

Finally, the filmmaker was asked how he got permission to use a Fleetwood Mac song in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, referring to “The Chain.” Gunn answered that he showed them the movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was directed by James Gunn and was released in theaters on May 5. The sequel heavily features the backstory of Rocket — the armed and snarky raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper — and his history with the film’s villain, The High Evolutionary (played by Chukwudi Iwuji). Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is now playing in theaters.