How James Gunn Snuck an F-Bomb Into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

One fan's quest to translate all the Skrull writing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe revealed that James Gunn snuck an F-bomb into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Podcaster and MCU devotee Dan Zetterström recently shared a Skrull language translator on Twitter, along with a still from the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel which he altered to highlight graffiti in Groot's room. Using the translator, it's possible to convert the graffiti into English text which reads "F--k you." Gunn seemingly confirmed the accuracy of this translation when he later responded "Adolescent Groot definitely has a potty mouth." This means that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 contains the MCU's first (and to date, only) F-bomb.

When he's not verifying fan translations, Gunn remains hard at work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which recently welcomed three new actors to its cast. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm's Maria Bakalova and Crazy Rich Asians' Nico Santos both joined the production in June 2022 in undisclosed roles. Gunn described Bakalova as "incredible" and Santos as a "[h]ilarious [and] talented [and] sweet guy who, like me, got engaged during Vol. 3 because magic [and] love were in the air."

Earlier that same month, Gunn's The Suicide Squad collaborator Daniela Melchior was officially announced as another of the upcoming MCU blockbuster's new arrivals. Like Bakalova and Santos, Melchior's role remains a mystery, however, Gunn continues to debunk rumors that she will play Moondragon in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The writer-director previously insisted that the relatively obscure Marvel Comics character isn't part of his script for the movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 will also mark the MCU debut of Will Poulter, who will portray cosmic superhero Adam Warlock. Poulter recently admitted that he wasn't initially aware of what part he was reading for, only finding out later in the process. "I didn’t know what character, initially, I was auditioning for. I kind of knew sort of closer to the time [of casting] who I was reading for," he recalled.

While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will introduce plenty of fresh faces to the MCU, it also represents Gunn's final Marvel Studios project for the foreseeable future. Drax actor Dave Bautista is departing the MCU alongside his director, and recently commemorated the end of principal photography by sharing a photo of himself alongside Gunn and his co-stars Sean Gunn, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 blasts in theaters on May 5, 2023.

Source: Twitter