James Gunn Says Rick & Morty Prankster Could Be Cast Member

James Gunn Says Rick & Morty Prankster Could Be Cast Member

James Gunn believes that the Rick and Morty figurine prankster on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 set is a yet-to-be-revealed cast member.

Director James Gunn has received another Rick and Morty figurine in an ongoing pranking saga on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and suspects it’s the work of a yet-to-be-revealed cast member. Since the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel began production, someone has been leaving Rick & Morty keychains and figurines for Gunn on his camera cart on set. With the third installment of the successful Marvel franchise still over a year away from release, Gunn continues to post behind-the-scenes photos on his social media accounts, including ones detailing the prank, where he hopes to catch the culprit before filming wraps.


The majority of the original Guardians of the Galaxy cast members will be reprising their roles, along with Gunn returning to write and direct, in what will be the final entry of the series. Story details have not been released yet, but Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to take place sometime after the events of Avengers: Endgame and this summer’s Thor: Love and Thunder. One of the most talked-about new cast additions is Will Poulter as Adam Warlock, a character teased in a post-credits scene from 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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While other updates in regards to cast and story are still being kept under wraps, Gunn has used this on-set Rick & Morty pranking to tease a possible surprise actor. On April Fool’s Day, Gunn posted on his Twitter that he didn’t expect to receive a new figurine. He then claimed that one of the secret actors in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 “sidestepped” in front him and placed the latest figure on the camera cart. A photo reveals a figurine of Rick Sanchez crowned as the “King of Sh*t,” as depicted in the Rick & Morty season 4 episode, “The Old Man and the Seat.” As for Gunn’s speculation, he wrote “So is ______ _______ behind it all? Unlikely but possible.”

So I thought there was no figure today, but 1 of our actors (who people don’t know is in the movie), sidestepped in front of me with his back hidden & put Rick King of Shit on the cart. So is ______ _______ behind it all? Unlikely but possible. #GotGVol3 #RickandMorty pic.twitter.com/EU3UQx99i5

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 1, 2022

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While Gunn has clearly been enjoying the secret Rick & Morty fan’s pranking, it looks like that person will no longer remain anonymous. With more than a year left before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 releases, there is definitely plenty of time for Gunn to confirm his suspicions, while also even possibly revealing who the secret cast member is.  What hasn’t been a secret is how much Gunn loves Rick & Morty, as he has expressed interest in directing a live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series.

Gunn and his cast and crew appear to be having a great time making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Even if Gunn does find out who the culprit is, there is a chance he could still keep it a secret from Twitter until filming is wrapped. Not necessarily because of any early spoilers or leaks, but because of the fun he could have surprising fans. He may not want to find out until he receives all of the planned Rick & Morty figurines. But if he knows, then the jig may finally be up.

More: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Groot’s Removed Arms Made No Sense

Source: James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Release date: May 06, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Release date: Jul 08, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever/Black Panther 2 (2022)Release date: Nov 11, 2022
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: Jul 28, 2023
The Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: Feb 17, 2023

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