James Gunn Hilariously Sparks Rumored ALF Cameo For Marvel Movie
Director James Gunn’s frequent Twitter interactions with classic TV character ALF have led to speculation of a Guardians of the Galaxy 3 cameo.
James Gunn’s Twitter interactions have hilariously led to speculation that there will be an ALF cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The Marvel movie, which is the third standalone Guardians film and will follow the character appearances in the next film this year Thor: Love and Thunder, just wrapped filming this week. The film is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023 and, in addition to featuring the regular schedule Guardians The team, including Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldaña as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket Racoon, will feature the newest member of the Will Poulter cast as Adam Warlock.
ALF is a classic TV sitcom that’s right in James Gunn’s pop culture sweet spot. The show, which ran for 4 seasons from 1986 to 1990, followed Alien Life Form titular Gordon Shumway of the planet Melmac as he lived with a suburban family and attempted to hide from human authorities. ALF was voiced by Paul Fusco and brought to life by a trio of puppeteers (including Fusco) who were hidden under trapdoors around the series set. Although the show was short-lived, ALF caused a stir and even hosted his own talk show for a time in 2004, with guests including Drew Carey, Merv Griffin and Freddy got fingered starring Tom Green.
Recently, an eagle-eyed fan noticed that Gunn has been interacting with the official ALF Twitter account a lot lately. When asked if this was a precursor to ALF’s presentation in the new Guardians movie, ALF responded shyly saying “can’t two celebrities be best friends without it being a promotion?“denying his interest in feeding”rampant speculation“while marking various sources of information, including Screen Rant. Gunn added fuel to the fire by quoting tweeting this interaction, asking how people can “to doubt the sincerity of our friendship.” Check out the relevant tweets below:
How can we doubt the sincerity of our friendship, @ALFforreal? If we can get along, despite our differences (one of us likes cats, one of us likes to eat cats, one of us is real, one of us is fictional), then the others should to be able to put aside their differences and do the same. https://t.co/bWUByga6O0
—James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 8, 2022
While it’s not impossible for Gunn to negotiate the rights to ALF, it’s likely unlikely that the character’s full likeness will appear in the film. Although Disney, the parent company of Marvel Studios, has many different IPs, ALF is not currently part of their extensive library. The series was originally created by NBC, which is a subsidiary of Universal, and the most recent project in the ALF Universe, a reboot series scrapped in 2018, was being developed by Warner Bros., another company that doesn’t currently have a close relationship with Disney.
However, Gunn has shown incredible flexibility in bringing some of his favorite pop culture moments into the Marvel fold. Classic rock tunes to a sneaky To glide reference to a surprise Howard the Duck cameo, the writer-director has made a habit of stuffing every corner of his films with one reference or another. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may very well feature an ALF reference, but it will likely be something closer to the original fan post suggesting a reference to the planet Melmac or something similar.
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