James Gunn Talks About The Post-Credits Scene Of Guardians of the Galaxy (SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.12.2014
And where it could lead...
In an interview with Empire magazine, James Gunn spoke about the post-credits sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy, which features Howard the Duck in a cameo. Here are highlights:
On how they decided on Howard the Duck: "We kept trying to think of different things, we had a bunch of stuff with Cosmo, and different ideas, and I think it was some combination of me and the editor Fred Raskin who said, let's put Howard the Duck in there. What if The Collector looks over and sees Howard The Duck sitting there? And I wrote down the line, 'Whaddya let it lick you like that for? Gross.' Fred and I thought it was hilarious but we weren't sure that Kevin would go for it. But we told Kevin and Kevin couldn't stop laughing, so that's how it came about. Pretty simple."
On if Howard could return: "Howard could reappear as more of a character in the Marvel Universe. If people think that's going to lead to a Howard the Duck movie...? That's probably not going to happen in the next four years. Who knows after that?"
On Benicio del Toro not knowing Howard was in the shot: "Now I'm certain Benicio knows – I meant to text him this morning to see if he's seen the ending tag that he's in. I didn't tell him and we didn't show the tag at the premiere or any of the other places, and I didn't tell Benicio. I thought it would be funny to just let him find out. He's off doing his artistic things, I'm not sure he even knows."