Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is gearing up for release in a few months. It’s the hotly anticipated sequel to one of the most creative, and certainly the weirdest, entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Director James Gunn isn’t a typical Marvel guy. His previous works like Super and Dawn of the Dead are full of gore, violence, and are decidedly not family friendly.
Gunn is also an accomplished musician. He was in a “gothic rock” band called The Icons in the 90s, which released several albums and performed in the Troma film Tromeo and Juliet. Then he composed the music for the Scooby-Doo live-action movies, but let’s not talk about that.
That music background is how he first met metal legend and all-around brutal dude Rob Zombie. The White Zombie front man and sometime director of bizarre animated films made a small voice cameo in the first Guardians of the Galaxy as one of Yondu’s Ravagers.
Rob’s Instagram recently posted a photo of him and Gunn in the Disney studios. The post confirms he’s recording for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, but provides no details as to what exactly he’s recording.
This isn’t the first voice role Rob Zombie has taken on in the Marvel universe. He previously voiced the Lizard in the 2000s Spider-Man series, and was the voice of Ichthultu in a memorable Lovecraft-inspired episode of Justice League.
Rob is no stranger to James Gunn films, either. He played minor roles in both Slither and Super, where he was the mysterious “voice of God” that inspired Rainn Wilson’s character to become a superhero.
We’ll find out what he’s up to this time when Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 releases on May 5, 2017.