Comic-book-movie diehards love their post-credits teaser scenes. But for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (out May 5), there will be a special perk for more casual viewers who are willing to wait through the egregiously long credits scroll -- that is, if they like pop music. Miley Cyrus, according to Guardians director James Gunn, has an uncredited voice role as Mainframe, a robotic warrior designed by Iron Man, in the brief teaser scene following the film.
Why Miley? Gunn claims that he was just "watching The Voice and [thought] she's so likable and her voice is awesome, she's got the best voice."
Gunn told Buzzfeed that he felt like he could cast anyone he wanted to voice Mainframe, a low-stakes character in the Marvel cinematic universe. "Mainframe is barely a character in the comics," he explained. "My concept of who Mainframe could be is actually pretty far out. I didn't know Mainframe from the comics, so I knew Miley Cyrus wouldn't."
When asked whether this means Cyrus has secured a role for some forthcoming Marvel cash cow, Gunn said, "She knows that there's a chance that character may go on and become a bigger thing. That's a possibility."
This article was originally published by Spin.