- James Gunn said that a fan repeatedly asks him to add a ferret to the next “Guardians” movie.
- Gunn posted images on Twitter of fans’ requests, which were received once per day.
- The director explained he had been receiving the same message for “well over two years.”
James Gunn recently revealed that a fan has been repeatedly asking if he’s going to put “a ferret” in the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.
Gunn, who directed the first two “Guardians” movies, is in the process of directing the third movie, which is set to be released in May 2023.
“This person has been messaging me on IG multiple times a week for well over two years,” Gunn added pictures to Twitter Monday as proof that the same fan was sending the same bizarre request every day.
—James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 27, 2021
The fan messaged ended with: “I’m from STL too, do it for the HOMIES.”
(St. Louis, Missouri is where Gunn was born.)
It’s unclear why the fan wants a random ferret in the movie, however, there are fan theories that the third movie could introduce a love interest from the comics for Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper). Lady Lylla, an otter, who has been referenced in the first “Guardians” movie could also finally make an appearance.
This fan could be referring to Ferret, a Marvel comic character. However that character is a 1940s private detective on Earth, so it’s unlikely that he would appear in the “Guardians” movie, which is set in present-day space.
Gunn’s reveal was met with humorous responses.
“Veep” actor Dave Franko responded with a reference to Eminem’s song, “Stan,” about toxic fan culture. “Dear Slim. I know you got my last two letters, I wrote the addresses on ’em perfect,” He wrote.
—Dan Franko (@danfranko) September 27, 2021
“I will never give up on my dreams James,” Kate Herron, director of the “Loki” series commented.
Erik Davis (Fandango and Rotten Tomato movie criticism) felt Gunn’s fan should do more.
“Love the commitment to ferrets, but they should’ve changed up their message a little. Maybe an essay on why ferrets belong in the GOTG universe. Maybe some ferret poetry or ferret fan art. A ferret song or a ferret crochet or ferrets acting out a scene from GOTG. That’d be rad,” Davis wrote.
In the hope of being cast, fans also shared photos of their ferrets.
—Bob’s Retro Stuff (@BobsRetroGames) September 28, 2021
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” which is set to return Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista, hits theaters May 5, 2023.