Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is going to be one of the biggest films of the year when it comes out next month. And it’s going to have quite a heavy influence. Rob Zombie will once again be in the film (presumably) voicing the Ravager’s GPS, and Mindless Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine will have an even larger role in the film, thanks to his friendship with James Gunn, who wrote and directed the sequel. Urine recently caught up with Clrvynt to talk about his role in the film:
We’re friends; he reached out to me and said, “Hey, we’ve got these parts for some of the Ravagers, and we want you to be a Ravager.” And I was like, “Fuck yeah,” and I kind of thought it was going to be a teeny little walk-on, but it turned out to be a whole significant bumper kind of person, a character actor kind of spot. Like, holy shit, this is great. And they filmed the whole thing in Atlanta, so I flew down there, and it was last year from January to June; [I] did a month of filming, maybe one scene in the background, one in the foreground, and working with a couple of guys going back and forth between [Los Angeles] and Atlanta, and it was great.
It helps that Urine grew up reading Marvel comics:
It’s an honor, and the thing I gotta say is to thank James Gunn — motherfucker made me part of the Marvel Universe. I mean number one, I’m in Guardians and I’m part of the whole Guardians universe, but to be in a Marvel movie, you’re officially part of the Marvel Universe. Growing up, I read nothing but Marvel comics; growing up in New York, Marvel comics were far superior because they took place in my neighborhood. The Fantastic Four’s headquarters was the [Citigroup] headquarters on 53rd Street; Daredevil was hanging out in Hell’s Kitchen; Spider-Man could be zooming through your fucking neighborhood. So, Marvel comics to me were so real and I loved them; so, to be a part of the Marvel universe in any way is fucking amazing.