David Hasselhoff's Role In GOTG Vol. 2 Revealed

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 AHEAD! ONLY LOOK IF YOU WANT TO [...]

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 AHEAD! ONLY LOOK IF YOU WANT TO KNOW!

Often, a good indicator of a film's plot can be found in its soundtrack. This was certainly true with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2., which officially opened worldwide this weekend. With the franchise's first installment boasting a record-shattering collection of songs, many wondered what hints about the sequel's plot could be found in Awesome Mix Vol. 2.

One obvious guess, almost as soon as the tracklist was first released, was that David Hasselhoff would play some sort of role in the film. The actor and singer, best known for his performance in 80s classics such as Knight Rider and Batwatch, lends his talents to the soundtrack's only original song, 'Guardians Inferno'.

This, combined with the fact that a track on Vol. 2's official score was called "A Total Hasselhoff", led many to speculate that Hasselhoff would have appear in the film itself. While Hasselhoff was mum about the subject at the Vol. 2 premiere, it turns out that he has a pretty noteworthy role in the film.

Early in the film, Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) explains the significance that Hasselhoff had on his childhood. As a kid, Peter would tell people on Earth that his father was David Hasselhoff, as a way to explain the fact that he didn't have his real father in his life. Peter continued to idolize Hasselhoff even after being abducted by Yondu (Michael Rooker), even carrying a magazine clipping of the actor in his jacket pocket in the present day.

When Peter met his actual father, Ego the Living Planet (Kurt Russell), he seemed to accept his true parentage. But when Ego's intentions turned sinister, the father attempted to do anything to win his son over. This culminated in the third act when Ego briefly shape-shifting into Hasselhoff, as a way to prove that he could be whatever kind of father Peter wanted.

While Hasselhoff's physical appearance in the film was brief, many fans have agreed that it was an awesome cameo nonetheless.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).

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