James Gunn Fails to Deny Alf Cameo in ‘Guardians 3’

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James Gunn surprises fans by hinting that Alf, an alien sitcom favorite might appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023).

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Guardians 3 already promises to be quite bizarre and unlike most things Marvel fans have witnessed in the past few years. Some of this is due to Gunn’s recent work with DC and his time on The Suicide Squad (2021) while other bits can be contributed to the fact that Guardians 3 will be weird, but also very dark and emotional. The movie will be the last time fans will see the entire crew with Gunn making this movie already a must-watch for many fans who love Gunn’s work.

Before Gunn directed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 (2014), many fans didn’t know about the intergalactic crew. Now that has changed, but it doesn’t mean that fans recognize all of the crazy easter eggs. For Guardians 3, it seems that Gunny may be trying to bring back one of his favorite sitcom characters, the alien Alf.

Alf turning his head
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While nothing has been confirmed, fans were quick to notice that Alf and Gunn have a good relationship on Twitter and have been posting about each other for some time. When pressed about the subject, Alf’s official Twitter page responded by saying that Gunn and he didn’t have to focus on “promoting” themselves as they are just good friends:

Can’t two celebrities be best friends without it being a promotion? @JamesGunn @Marvel

This led to Gunn backing up Alf by asking how anyone could “doubt” their friendship:

How can people doubt the sincerity of our friendship, @ALFforreal? If we can get along, despite our differences (one of us loves cats, one of us loves to eat cats, one of us is real, one of us is fictional) than others should be able to put aside their differences & do the same.

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The tricky part is that Alf isn’t owned by Disney. The sitcom character actually belongs to NBC which is a subsidiary of Universal. On top of this, Warner Bros. has the rights to the 2018 remake of Alf leaving Disney in a weird place to have the creature appear in the MCU movie.

While Disney may not have the best relationship with Warner Bros. James Gunn definitely does after bringing in two very successful projects to DC. Now, Gunn could convince Warner Bros. to get Alf in a small cameo.

Chris Pratt as Star-Lord
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With this in mind, Marvel will definitely be visiting wackier moments in the MCU. Alf’s cameo may be odd, but this isn’t Gunn’s first time bringing small pop culture references into his movies. Alf would definitely be odd, but humorous.

The MCU is just beginning to add more super hero teams into the Marvel universe because now, the Avengers need all the help they can get. It is only a matter of time before we see the Young Avengers, Illuminati, Defenders, Midnight Sons, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and the Thunderbolts enter the MCU.

Guardians crew in Thor 4
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Do you think Alf will be in Guardians 3? Let us know what you think!

Phase Four has started off with a lot of content for Marvel fans to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+  you can watch Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel on June 8, and She-Hulk to debut this year. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is out in theaters right now, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.

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