Being Friends With James Gunn Might Get You Cast in A Marvel Movie!

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…If you’re Pete Davidson that is.

Saturday Night Live Alum and Staten Island native Pete Davidson has made quite a name for himself over the past couple of years. Davidson has basically reached A-List status just from his dating life. He famously almost married pop star Ariana Grande, dated Kim Kardashian after her split with Kanye West, and briefly saw model Emily Ratajkowski.

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His close friendship with big-time superhero director James Gunn also secured him some comic book-inspired roles Davidson describes as existing for a “good time, not a long time.”

Comedian Pete Davidson’s Entrance Into the World of Superheroes

Pete Davidson actually appeared in the DC Comic Cinematic Universe in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad (2021). Amused by his character’s name ‘Dick Hertz’ AKA Blackguard, Davidson lasted only about fifteen total minutes at the beginning of the film. Blackguard perished in a suicide mission along with a team that was only meant to be a distraction – not even to be taken seriously.

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Davidson continues his Comic Relief Cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

It turns out that James Gunn wasn’t done using Pete Davidson’s comedic chops to bring humor into his high stakes action-packed superhero films. Most recently, Gunn and Davidson revealed the comedian’s cameos in the brand-new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movies.

Without going too deep into Guardians 3 spoilers, Davidson voices a “vaguely humanoid blob of unsightly mutated matter” named Phlektik. If you don’t know Davidson’s voice by heart you might just miss it.

Director James Gunn also shared a selfie with Pete Davidson and Chris Pratt on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Pratt wears his Peter Quill/ Star-Lord uniform and Davidson is dressed in a High Evolutionary guard costume, suggesting that eagle eagle-eyed fans may be able to quickly spot him in the background of other scenes.

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All in all, Pete Davidson seems like he must be one of the most charming men in Hollywood. Despite various high-profile relationships, his collaborators speak highly of him and his friendships entertain the public.

Did you spot Davidson in the final chapter of the Guardians of the Galaxy saga? Did you recognize his voice acting, or were Mantis’ horrified screams too distracting?

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!