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When there’s a big movie to look forward to, some people like to go into it without any prejudgements and spoilers. An impossible task really, when there is a cavalcade of trailers, TV spots, and online sites practically writing about it daily. Such as the case with Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which is ranked as one of the most buzzed about movies of 2017, right along side Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A lot of fans are trying to go into that fresh but finding it hard when Marvel is dangling Baby, tons of out of this world action, and rockin’ music seemingly every other week. Take for example this new TV spot, featuring David Bowie’s Suffragette City. Goddamn if temptation doesn’t get the better of you. 

The first Guardians of the Galaxy featured the track “Moonage Daydream” from David Bowie, and following Bowie’s death, James Gunn said he was trying to get another song off the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Looks like Suffragette City is that song.

Here’s what James Gunn said previously about fitting Bowie into the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy 2:

Bowie was an idol of mine, huge and omnipresent. Few artists in any field have had as an indelible impression upon me as he has. To my mind, Ziggy Stardust is perhaps the greatest rock and roll album of all time. We featured “Moonage Daydream” in Guardians, but I always thought the album’s character was felt far beyond that, in the aesthetics, in the integral and seemingly-natural linking in popular culture of ’70’s rock and space opera. I’ve been trying to work another song from Ziggy into the sequel, which would make Bowie the only artist to have a song on both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. I thought this was fair and appropriate. Although I cut the scene it was used in from the script, we have the rights. Who knows. Maybe I can figure a way out.

The TV spot itself doesn’t feature a whole lot of new footage, just another recut of the universe’s team of A-holes kicking galactic butt lead by Star Lords awesome mix tape. And, really, would there be a need for anything more?

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits theaters May 5th

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