Interest in Marvel’s beloved post-credit tag scenes may well have peaked this week with Guardians of the Galaxy. The studio made the shrewd decision to keep the new scene under wraps and, until a leak on Wednesday, its details remained entirely secret and hotly debated.
There had been speculation and excitement about the tag for weeks. When James Gunn admitted that his friend Nathan Fillion had lately arranged to make a cameo in the film, the internet came to assume that Fillion would be popping up in the tag, possibly as Nova, possibly as Cosmo. Wrong on both counts, as it happens.
Some solid info came to light when Stitch Kingdom got their hands on Disney’s final, approved credits list for the film. These didn’t only tell us where to look for Fillion – or listen – they also revealed more information about some other cameo appearances.
If you haven’t yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy, don’t read on. I’m about to spoil the film’s ‘voice only’ cameos.
When the Guardians are shipped off to The Kyln prison, they cross paths with a disgusting alien who threatens Peter Quill with horrendous abuse. That, I believe, is Fillion’s voice coming out of CG creation “Monstrous Inmate.”
Another of Gunn’s friends who lends just his voice to the film is Rob Zombie, earning a credit for bringing us the “Ravager Navigator Voice.” That’s self explanatory.
The last cameo, popping up in that elusive, much-desired final tag doesn’t garner a credit for the performer. There is one for the character, though, and for his creators Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik. I don’t think I really have to name him… do I?
But I will name the actor.
We’ve tonight confirmed that the role went to Seth Green, spawn of Evil, sometime Buffy werewolf, the co-creator of Robot Chicken and a prolific voiceover artist.
It was fun to hear him, and fun to then find out who it was I had heard. I’d love to know if Marvel made him sign a multi-picture deal, though. “Just in case.”
Guardians of the Galaxy is in cinemas now.