James Gunn says a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ fan keeps asking him if he’s putting a ferret in the third movie

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James Gunn at Disneyland. Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images
  • James Gunn said that a fan repeatedly asks him to add a ferret to the next “Guardians” movie.
  • Gunn shared images of the fans’ requests on Twitter, which were sent once every couple of days.
  • The director explained he had been receiving the same message for “well over two years.”
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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 wrote on Twitter Monday, adding pictures as evidence of the fan sending the same baffling request every couple of days.

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.

The fan could also be referencing the Marvel comic character, who goes by the name Ferret. 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 revelation was met with funny 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.

“I will never give up on my dreams James,” Kate Herron, director of the “Loki” series commented.

Fandango and Rotten Tomato movie critic, Erik Davis, thought the fan should do more to persuade Gunn.

“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.

Fans also shared pictures of their own ferrets in the hopes they may be cast in this role.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” which is set to return Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista, hits theaters May 5, 2023.