At the end of nearly every Marvel movie, patient fans who sit through the credits are given just one last scene to whet their appetites for the next film. Sometimes featuring a new character. Nick Fury famously kicked this off in the first Iron Man in 2008, which cemented this as a Marvel tradition.
Sadly, many of the early birds who've seen [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073) ahead of its opening day were NOT exposed to the end-credits scene this time around. A scene that many (myself included) have speculated on being an inclusion of a certain...unexpected...Marvel character.
But it turns out that the scene did leak in one of the movie's screeners, and someone managed to catch the scene on their cellphone. Not long after posting, however, the video was taken down, but below is a recap of the scene.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
So this is the part where you scroll up and pretend like this never happened.
The scene shows The Collector (played by Benecio del Toro) sitting by himself in bandages, looking quite forlorn. A dog approaches him, and it turns out to be Cosmo the Russian Dog (who is allegedly voiced by Nathan Fillion, but he doesn't say anything in this scene, so who knows?) The dog licks his face as The Collector takes a sip from a green goblet.
Then a voice comes from the corner: "What are you licking him like that for?"
The camera pans over to reveal Howard the Duck (told you so) as he says, "Gross." The screen then fades to black and we see the letters, "Howard the Duck, created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerick."
So yes, classic Marvel movie fans. A remake/reboot/whatever of Howard the Duck is most definitely coming. And honestly? I'm absolutely OK with this.
Are you excited about a "Howard the Duck" movie or cameo?