Back in Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord shared with Gamora stories of the great hero Kevin Bacon of Earth with particular emphasis on one regarding dancing. Since then, many fans have clamoured for Marvel and James Gunn to stick Bacon in Volume 2 and have the two characters finally meet; some even want him to play Peter Quill’s dad. However, fret not nerds! Marvel has listened to our wishes and gotten the pair to team up in this epic, dream-shattering photo released by their social media feeds.
— GuardiansOfTheGalaxy (@Guardians) July 30, 2015
One has to wonder whether the studio will really go so far as to drop the actor into the sci-fi sequel. Part of me would love a split-second cameo where Quill “could have sworn he just saw Kevin Bacon,” but then the logical, creative side of me kicks in and realises it will most likely take people really out of the movie and reach a whole other level of self-reference. So no, I don’t think it would be a good idea for him to show up in Vol. 2; there’s also the fact that the actor exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so it would be weird for him to suddenly play an actual character.
However, one avenue which people haven’t really suggested is that of voice acting. He’s already given live-action a shot with Sebastian Shaw in X-Men: First Class – why not voice somebody? Admittedly, no characters come to mind, but this is such a wide and expansive universe that if the right people wanted it to happen then they could finda role for him somewhere. Plus, Kevin Bacon is just awesome.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 (probably not starring Kevin Bacon) hits May 5th, 2017.