The actor, 2012 Stern Show guest, and international music icon takes center stage in “Guardians' Inferno,” a new space-set, disco-infused promotional music video celebrating the digital and DVD release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
The song is performed by the Sneepers, a fictional band created by the film’s director James Gunn and its composer Tyler Bates. Hasselhoff—who enjoyed a brief cameo in the Marvel sequel—appears (above) at the 1:42 mark as Zardu Hasselfrau, an intergalactic disco singer with a fondness for gold sequins and flaunting his chest hair. Later, he appears again as a disembodied head floating alongside the head of Marvel pioneer Stan Lee.
Hasselhoff and Lee are far from the music video's only cameos, too. Also seen at various points are franchise stars Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, and Sean Gunn, as well as director James Gunn. Star-Lord himself (Chris Pratt) is there, too, but he’s in disguise as a dancing robot until the very end.
Not every actor from the film appears, however. There’s no sign of Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, or Stern Show staffer Richard Christy, who had a cameo in the blockbuster sequel as one of the ravagers.
Earlier this week Hasselhoff spoke about “Guardians' Inferno” and also revealed he and “Guardians” director James Gunn are discussing the possibility of revisiting his hit ‘80s series “Knight Rider.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is available Tuesday on Digital HD and Aug. 22 in DVD and other formats. "Guardians' Inferno" also appears on the film's soundtrack, which Gunn revealed in April was partially inspired by Howard Stern. Get more on that story here.