Director James Gunn, a big music fan, seems to be referencing the legendary New York punk band

By Brian Ives

(RADIO.COM) – By now, fans know that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is a huge music fan: ’70s music — via a mix tape that Star Lord (Chris Pratt) listened to on a figured heavily into the first film and the soundtrack topped the Billboard album charts and has been certified platinum.

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The sequel, which in mix tape style will be titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , is due out next year, and Gunn has just posted the film’s first poster.

Some fans have noted that it has more than a passing similarity to the cover of the Ramones’ third album, 1977’s Rocket to Russia. Look at both images below.

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One fan on Gunn’s Facebook page posted an image of the Ramones’ album, commenting, “Emphasis on the Rocket here,” to which Gunn replied, “Precisely.”

Before he began his career as a film director, Gunn was a musician, fronting a band called the Icons in the late ’80s and ’90s. Gunn has composed music for some of the films he has directed, including the first two Scooby-Doo films.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is due out May 5, 2017.

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