Guardians of the Galaxy Director Shoots Down Galactus Cameo Theory

Galactus is one of the most famous Marvel villains, but James Gunn dispels rumors that he hinted at the villain for Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy director shoots down a rumored Galactus egg. The MCU is rooted in the grounded world of Iron ManThe Incredible Hulk, but Thor allowed the studio to explore the more cosmic side of their universe. This was a move that they entirely accepted with 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The studio has continued to invest in cosmic properties such as Captain Marvel and Eternals.

Galactus is one of Marvel’s most iconic cosmic villains. Many, including the director of Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, are excited to see the devourer of all worlds join the MCU. Marvel Studios has a long-term vision. Fans are used to looking for clues in previous films to see hints about future stories. This is combined with the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn claims there is still one mystery easter egg that no one has yet found in his first MCU movie. A popular fan theory is that this hints at Galactus.

James Gunn has dispelled these rumors since Marvel Studios did not own the film rights. Gunn said that the Collector explained the origin of Infinity Stones by using a similar visual. Gunn points out, however, that 20th Century Fox still held the film rights for Galactus in 2014. He couldn’t create a character that the studio didn’t have.

The rumor is partly based on early MCU development. Marvel Studios had announced that Guardians of the Galaxy was being developed in 2012. It was later reported that the studio offered a deal with 20th Century Fox to extend the Daredevil movie rights in return for the characters of Galactus, the Silver Surfer and other characters. Fox instead decided to let Daredevil rights expire and incorporate Galactus, the Silver Surfer, into their Fantastic 4 reboot. However, 2015’s Fantastic Four failed to make a big box office hit. Disney eventually bought 20th Century Fox in 2017, so the characters were made available for use in the MCU.

Marvel Studios is known for having a plan. However, a key to their success has been their ability to adapt and retroactively create elements canon. Although the original intent of the Guardians of the Galaxy scene was not to establish Galactus, the studio may decide that it will be the character’s origin, similar to Peter Parker in Iron Man 2. Iron Man 2 was released in 2010, while the studio was still developing The Amazing Spider-Man films. Galactus’s power and threat to the universe make it unlikely that he will appear in any future MCU projects.


The Collector’s Museum in Guardians of the Galaxy has many Easter eggs that highlight the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s past and future. Many outside of the hardcore Marvel Comics fans knew the Guardians of the Galaxy before the film was released in 2014. The film by James Gunn changed all that. Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge success. It was the MCU’s first actual cinematic movie, and it introduced audiences to a new part of the MCU.

Guardians of the Galaxy was about the formation of a team that included Star-Lord and Gamora and Rocket, Drax, Rocket and Rocket. However, the movie also explored the cosmic side of Marvel. It featured a small role in Thanos’s story, teases about Celestials and the origins of the Infinity Stones. This was Taneleer Tivan, also known as The Collector. Because of his vast collection of rare artifacts, the eccentric is known as The Collector. The Guardians were able to see what The Collector had when they visited his museum at Knowhere.

The Collector’s Museum is full of detail, just like most Guardians of the Galaxy. Gunn included references to his directorial debut as a director with the aliens of Slither in the collection. Fans searched the museum for all the Easter eggs after the film was released, as there were so many containers. Although it was believed that Beta Ray Bill was in the film, Gunn has now confirmed that he is not. There are several Easter eggs, including one large one that has yet to be discovered that reference past movies or create characters for the future. This is a complete list of all MCU-related Easter eggs in The Collector’s Museum.

Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck was first introduced to the MCU as an Easter egg in The Collector’s museum. The Guardians visited The Collector for the first time in 1986. A box was visible far away and teased viewers that Howard was part of the MCU. In 1986, the Howard the standalone Duck movie brought the cult favorite Marvel hero to the big screen. It is widely regarded as the worst superhero movie ever made and seems to have eliminated any possibility that Howard the Duck would appear in a new film. Guardians of the Galaxy featured the talking, suit-wearing duck twice in the film’s after-credits scene.

Following the introduction of Howard by Guardians of the Galaxy (voiced by Seth Green), Gunn brought the character to life in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The Collector released him from his grasp at the end of the first movie, and he was seen socializing with Ravagers during the sequel. Howard is now in Avengers Endgame’s final fight. He can be seen walking through a portal with the Ravagers and holding a gun in his hand.


Cosmo the Spacedog was also part of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s museum. As the Guardians pass him, Cosmo is prominently seen. He growls at Rocket and then responds with a snarl. As evident by his spacesuit shows, Cosmo was a test animal of the Soviet Space Program (CCCP). Cosmo is shown in comics being sent to space in the 1960s. However, he drifted off course until arriving at Knowhere. Marvel fans will appreciate Cosmo’s appearance on Knowhere’s Collector’s Museum.

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