James Gunn, the writer and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 and its upcoming sequel, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, has responded to a plea from rock legend Steven Tyler to have a part in the film franchise.
During a live Q and A session on Facebook, the question of Tyler's request came up, and Gunn replied with:
"Yes, I did hear that Steven Tyler wants to be in Guardians of the Galaxy. He gave Guardians of the Galaxy: James Gunn a shout-out the other day in an interview. He said, 'James Gunn are you listening?' The answer is: Steven, yes I am listening. And I’m a big fan of Steven Tyler's. I had the pleasure of directing his daughter Liv in a movie in which she was fantastic, and I met him for a few seconds at a screening of that movie. He’s a cool guy. And of course I would love to work with Steven Tyler sometime."
Steve Tyler made his plea known during an interview with People in which he said, "I would do anything to be in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 – are you listening James Gunn?"
But, while Gunn has made it clear that he is more than happy to grant Tyler a role in the third film, the decision may not actually be in his hands -- because, apparently, he has not yet made a decision on whether he would once again return for the franchise's third outing.
He responded to a fan on Twitter by saying, "If I did Vol 3, sure. I love @IamStevenT. Love his work & he’s a very warm guy."
So I guess the fate of Steve's role depends on whether Gunn would take the helm of the movie again. Then again, Steve is a big star, and, with the director's influence behind him, it may not be that hard to convince the studio to give the rock legend a part, even if Gunn would not return, right?