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Why The Yarvos Bartender From The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special Looks So Familiar

James Gunn has become a director happy to reuse cast members for more than one project, no matter how big or small the parts they may be playing. It was inevitable, then, after his successful crossing of the streams with DC's "The Suicide Squad," that some familiar faces were going to turn up in "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special."

Gunn's seasonal sidenote for his final run with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and company in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" has plenty of winks to the audience referring to his other team-up movie, "The Suicide Squad." Not only do Drax (Dave Bautista) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) do a tour passing the homes of Margot Robbie and John Cena (aka Harley Quinn and the Peacemaker), but they also ask for some advice from a barman who shares an uncanny likeness with one of Task Force X's more short-lived members.

Gunn throws a Javelin behind the bar in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The barman in "The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special" is played by German actor and comedian Flula Borg, who appeared in 2021's "The Suicide Squad" as Javelin. Admittedly, he is one of the many members who get iced early on in the film, but he still makes an impact after Harley Quinn uses his weapon of choice to help take down Starro.

When it came to getting the gig, though, Borg didn't even know which character he would be playing or what he'd be armed with. He explained to Forbes, "They did not say it was a javelin thrower. They just had some foam instruments. It was like Throw the Machete Man or something confusing, but the energy ... of the character was the same." Either way, going in with absolutely no idea obviously paid off. "So I think I somehow mistakenly captured the correct energy, and then somehow was cast," he shared. With that, it's proof he was the perfect pick for Javelin. Even when he makes a mistake, he can't miss.

Borg went hunting as Skip Tracer Randy on The Rookie

Proving he can lighten the mood just about anywhere with his comedic chops, Flula Borg got some laughs in Nathan Fillion's hit police procedural "The Rookie." Initially a voice on the line, Skip Tracer Randy becomes Bounty Hunter Randy in Season 4, Episode 14, "The Long Shot," applying his overly chipper attitude to tracking down lawbreakers with a price on their head. Fillion himself was overjoyed to reunite with Borg after their brief time together in "The Suicide Squad." Posting a video on Instagram, he said, "I can't even describe what this is like because it would be censored by Instagram, I believe."

The results led to Borg becoming somewhat of a fan favorite, with user suavemonkey71 saying, "Love [t]he character Randy!! Bring him back!!" Sharon Disador added, "You guys are awesome together!" There's been no confirmation of whether Borg will be back on the case on "The Rookie," which is now in its fifth season, but here's hoping someone hunts him down and the BFFs are united again in the future.

Flula Borg did an encore as Pieter on Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin

Flula Borg broke out onto American shores when he appeared in 2015's "Pitch Perfect 2" as Pieter Krämer. After leaving such an aca-impact on the franchise, Borg just this year got the opportunity to reprise his role and stretch his vocal cords once more on the spin-off Peacock show, "Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin."

The series follows "Pitch Perfect" recurring character Bumper Allen (Adam Devine), who heads to Berlin after discovering he's big in Germany to relish his newly discovered fame. Pieter acts as Bumper's middleman to help him get the lay of the land and compete against rival star Gisela (Jameela Jamil). Speaking to Screen Rant, Borg revealed the lengthy back-and-forth required to get him to return to the world of "Pitch Perfect": "Listen, it took three messages in a bottle, two telegrams, and a tweet. And I finally said yes. I'm so thrilled."