How the cast reacted to the final Guardians of the Galaxy song 6 months ago

How the cast reacted to the final Guardians of the Galaxy song

For a series of movies with such incredible soundtracks, the final song chosen had to be something special.

Mild spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 ahead.


The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are infamous for their soundtracks, as we've previously written, including some standout selections in the first two movies, such as Redbone's "Come and Get Your Love" and Blue Suede's "Hooked on a Feeling", while the first sequel made entire scenes wrap around Looking Glass' "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" and Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain".

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is absolutely no different, and pushes Star-Lord's musical choices forward a decade or two, after he discovered a more recent music player at the end of Vol. 2. To that end, Vol. 3 kicks off with a powerful song choice: the acoustic version of "Creep" by Radiohead.

It sets the beginning of the new movie off so perfectly... but what about the final song? For a series of movies that are intrinsically tied to their song choices, how did that final song go down with the cast?

That is one of the questions we put to Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) and Zoe Saldana (Gamora) when we caught up with them in Paris recently to chat about all things Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. You can check out our full interview with the duo here, and below is specifically about the final song choice in the series:


In terms of their reaction to that final song - which is Florence & The Machine's "Dog Days Are Over" - Zoe Saldana told us: "I loved it! I love the irony of things, I love the oxymorons of not expecting something and then all of sudden finding yourself unconsciously going in that direction. But in reality, it fits! Those days are over! It is part of that whole bittersweet sensation. That it was good, it was a great run, but it has come to an end."

Chris Pratt adds: "Yeah, that is the theme. It is one of themes through this, Vol. 3, the relationship between Quill and Gamora, the coming to an end of era and turning the page for all of us as performers and as friends and this family we've created. All good things come to an end, and that is bitter sweet, so to combine that with that song, it is a recipe for disaster, emotionally."

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 arrives in Irish cinemas on Wednesday 3 May. You can check out our review of the movie right here.


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