Around the time of the release of The Suicide Squad, director James Gunn had pointed out that there was a cameo from a Guardians of the Galaxy cast member who the critics hadn’t pointed out. With the movie now out, it looks like fans have spotted this hidden Guardian.
For context, Gunn told the Happy Sad Confused podcast that there “might be a Guardian somewhere in the film that no one has seen yet… I’ve gotten a hundred reviews from this movie and I’m just astounded [nobody has mentioned it].”
While Gunn himself hasn’t confirmed it, fans have pointed out that it’s Mantis actress Pom Klementieff who is one of the dancers during the bar scene. Here are the posts:
Pom Klementieff (Mantis in GotG) appears as a dancer in the bar scene.
You can also spot James Gunn's mentor Lloyd Kaufman in the bar. pic.twitter.com/BogdiGTabV
— Graeme Roger (@Groge511) August 6, 2021
Pom Klementieff's cameo in The Suicide Squad (2021) pic.twitter.com/BoBCV41PE9
— best of pom (@pomkIementieff) August 6, 2021
— Bridget Garraway (She/Her) (@bridgetgarraway) August 6, 2021
One other cameo is that of Toxic Avenger director Lloyd Kaufman who is said to be Gunn’s filmmaking mentor. We don’t know if there are any Easter Eggs to look out for, but there are definitely some mentions in the dialogue like STAR Labs and Superman.
For now, fans are celebrating the release of the film, and considers it a solid entry for the DCEU. Personally I thought the film was fine. I was still a fan of the more grounded approach that David Ayer took with the characters in the first Suicide Squad, and I thought that the plot was a bit plain—which is kind of a disappointment when Gunn wrote the more intricate narratives of the Guardians films.
Catch The Suicide Squad now available in theaters and on HBO Max.