Aerosmith frontman and former American Idol judge Steven Tyler wants to be in the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Turns out when you make one of the most crowd-pleasing movies of the decade and fill it with '70s pop music, rockers from that era stand up and take notice.
Tyler started with Aerosmith in 1970, and in the years since, it's become one of rock's most popular and enduring acts, as well as spawning various side ventures like Tyler's acting career (he has a new movie out today), amusement park attractions, and a coffee company from the band's drummer, Joey Kramer.
"It made me want to do more movies for sure," Tyler told People of his just-released horror movie Happy Birthday during a recent interview, adding, "I would do anything to be in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 – are you listening James Gunn?"
Gunn may be listening, but as yet he hasn't confirmed that he will work on Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which is at this point still assumed rather than announced.
Tyler (and for that matter his daughter Liv Tyler as well) has a long history with Hollywood. As he notes in the People interview, filmmakers like Michael Bay and David Fincher have directed Aerosmith videos -- and Aerosmith's "Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" became a summer anthem after heading up the Armageddon soundtrack.
Armageddon, for its part, was directed by Bay and starred Liv Tyler as Ben Affleck's love interest and Bruce Willis's daughter.
Happy Birthday is getting a limited theatrical release starting today, and it's also available on various Video On Demand services.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 5, 2017. Between now and then, we'll have Marvel's Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016). Before Guardians of the Galaxy 3 would come out, the team is expected to appear in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, and its as-yet-untitled sequel, due in theaters on May 3, 2019.