Director James Gunn shared direct messages from a hardcore Guardians of the Galaxy fan and Twitter is getting a lot of laughs out of it.
For the past two years, a fan has been sending Gunn multiple messages a week begging him to add a ferret to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Yes, you read that right.
Gunn even shared screenshots of the conversation.
It's always the same message:
"So will u put a FERRET in GOTG3? (I KNOW YOU SAW THIS) 😊 I'm from STL too, do it for the HOMIES!"
The "ferret" they're referencing might be the nickname for a detective in the Marvel Universe—Dennis Piper.
The Wiki page on Piper says:
"Piper eventually changed careers and became a private detective/crime writer under the assumed name Leslie Lenrow."
"His detective work earned him the nickname 'Ferret' for his ability to 'ferret' out criminals."
"He often beat the local police in solving crimes, gaining him some notoriety with the police. He adopted a pet Ferret named Nosey who sometimes helped him in his cases."
Guardians of the Galaxy already has a talking racoon that fights space crime, what's another critter put into the mix?
Maybe this would be a great addition to the wacky band of misfits.
Gunn could always see how a ferret tests.
As for who the mystery St. Louis messenger is, we may never know for sure.
But a few people claimed to be the one.
We'll just have to see the movie to find out if a weasel joins the Guardians' resident procyon.
FYI—neither ferrets (weasel) nor raccoons (procyon) are classified as rodents.
The Guardians 3 release is slated for May of 2023.