Guardians Of The Galaxy Benicio Del Toro
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[Warning: This item contains Guardians of the Galaxy spoilers]

As everyone knows who stuck around to watch the Guardians of the Galaxy post-credit sequence, the film concludes with a scene featuring Benicio Del Toro’s Collector and Howard the Duck. But, according to Guardians director James Gunn, one person who may still be unaware of this is Del Toro himself.

“We did not shoot that scene to have Howard the Duck in it,” explains Gunn. “It was something I thought of during post-production. I just thought we’d pushed the movie so far, why not push it all the way for the ending tag?”

As a result, Del Toro was not present when Howard turned up to shoot his cameo. “Well,” laughs Gunn, “shocking as it may appear, there is no actual Howard the Duck that we shot. He’s CG.”

Regardless, it’s possible Del Toro is unaware he’s sharing screen time with an anthropomorphic fowl? “Benicio has seen the movie a bunch of times, and loves the movie, but we didn’t have the tag after the credits until we released in the theaters,” says Gunn. “Benicio might know now that he’s with Howard the Duck at the end of the movie. [But] I don’t think he’s ever seen the scene.”

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 122 minutes
  • James Gunn