We all know that Howard the Duck made an appearance at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, and it was totally awesome. Voiced by Seth Green, Howard the Duck was supposed to be just another interesting Easter egg by Marvel. The duck received many mixed reviews, but a lot of them. Here are the reasons Marvel's main duck will make more than just an Easter egg.
1. Almost every Easter egg 'The Collector' had, were and will be important in other big 'MCU' films
Lets review the Easter eggs once more,
1. Cosmos the Space Dog
Cosmos was never in an MCU film as a big character, but in the comics, Cosmos is actually a team member of ''The Guardians of the Galaxy". A mutated test animal of The Soviet Space program, Cosmos becomes the security chief of 'Knowhere'. Who's to say Cosmos won't be a bigger role as well later on.
Seen as the alien invaders of the first "Avengers" installment. The Chitauri are shape shifting aliens that are involved in "The Ultimates" comic series.
3. Dark Elf
The main enemies of Thor in "Thor: The Dark World'', made an appearance. Dark Elves in the comics are from the area Svartalfheim and are placed under the rule of 'Malekith the Accursed'.
4. Adam Warlock's Cacoon
Adam is a being that can spin a cocoon in a matter of seconds and wrap himself up in it. Mainly focused in "The Fantastic Four" and "Thor'' series, Warlock was artificially created, and learning that he was being used to exploit humans he escaped from the cocoon to seek revenge. Head of Marvel, Kevin Feige stated,
I think if Guardians works the way we certainly hope it works, that would probably be the franchise to meet a lot of those people. That would be our entrance into numerous other cosmic folk. If we spin those out into individual movies, that’s a question for down the line. But I think we would see those kinds of characters in a future Guardians movie.
Among other fan theories there was also the Tesseract, but everyone already knows what this is, and it just further exceeds my first point
2. Sequel 'Guardians of the Galaxy' comic will add 'Howard the Duck' to the actual 'Guardians' team
It is clear that the 'MCU' films have influenced Marvel writers to update comics to more go in depth with the films and with ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' becoming a critical success they did just that. After seeing Howard in the film, audiences had to express their opinions. The duck became so popular, comic book writers decided to create "Howard the Duck #2", where Howard joins the 'Guardians'.
Hollywood Reporter states,
Howard’s first big case has taken him across the universe and landed him in the clutches of The Collector! But he’s not alone as the very popular Rocket Raccoon is a prisoner as well! Have you ever seen a comic book sequel to a post-credits scene in a movie? Well, you will now!
Now this exact comic will not be seen on the big screen, but this is big confirmation that 'Howard the Duck' is becoming a lot more popular in the 'MCU'.
3. Howard has appeared in the "Civil War" comics
The government claimed Howard to be non existent when he tried to sign up for the Superhero Registration Act. Later defeating super villain M.O.D.O.T and his plan to control the public through the media, Howard's attorney gets his citizenship back.
This appearance in the "Civil War" comic is just convenient for his timing of appearance in "The Guardians of the Galaxy" considering the fact that "Civil War" is almost here for the big screen.
4. Director James Gunn says it's a possibility
James Gunn originally put Howard the Duck in the end credit scene as a gag, but with the huge popularity of the scene, Gunn stated
“I’ll be honest with you, I was just talking about it with my assistant right now,” laughs Gunn. “It’s possible Howard could reappear as more of a character in the Marvel Universe. But if people think that’s going to lead to a Howard The Duck movie, that’s probably not going to happen in the next four years. Who knows after that?”
Source: Empire Magazine
He explains how it is very possible for Howard to become a larger character but will not have a stand alone film anytime soon. With the cinematic failure of Willard Huyck's "Howard the Duck" (1986), this would be a great time for a rebooted character. Kevin Fiege, Marvel head, also stated,
I think it would be fun to lay claim to Howard and to remind people that he’s more than just a pseudonym for film failure. And that he is a Marvel character. That would be fun.
Source: Comic Book Resources
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