James Gunn Names GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOLUME 3’s New Alien Critter

Even though Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 is the third and final chapter in James Gunn’s epic space saga, it does not mean it’s too late to introduce new characters for us to fall in love with. You might have noticed a new addition to the Guardians family in the most recent trailer. Say hello to Blurp, the fuzzy, razor-toothed alien. As Gunn joked to Empire Magazine, “Probably the most important character to the Marvel Universe going forward is Blurp.”

Blurp, it turns out, is not from the pages of Marvel Comics. No, not even from one random panel from 50 years ago, like Bill Murray’s character in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. But he was in the very first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, almost a decade ago. Look, he probably won’t be the new Groot. But maybe he’ll be the new Babu Frik? Here’s what Gunn had to say about the weird-looking furry little guy.

“Blurp begins as a pet of one of the Ravagers in the movie. He carries him around. Blurp is what’s known as a furry F’saki. In the very first movie, if you remember, there was that Orloni table that they were betting on, with that beast that was eating the animals. The bigger thing was eating the smaller things. That thing was a non-furry F’saki. Blurp is a furry F’saki. So that’s what he is. He’s a pet.”

The alien critter Blurp comes between Star-Lord and Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3.
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For all we know, Blurp is barely in the movie. What we saw in the trailers might be about what we see of him in the actual movie. But we already like Blurp for three reasons. For starters, that’s an adorably silly name that our inner five-year-old responds to. Second, he kind of looks like one of the Loth-cats from Star Wars: Rebels. Finally, he gives us Snarf from Thundercats vibes. And we just love all those weird critters. Although, we’re pretty sure we don’t want them as pets. The same goes for Blurp.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 will drop on May 5.

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