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There's A Secret Guardians Of The Galaxy Cast Member Cameo In The Suicide Squad

James Gunn is no stranger to hiding Easter eggs, references, and cameos in his movies. Just look at the Collector's museum in "Guardians of the Galaxy," which is packed full of cameo appearances to aliens and creatures from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film even included a new version of Howard the Duck, although we're grateful that it wasn't the same duck from the character's 1986 movie from Lucasfilm.

One of the post-credits scenes in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" introduced some deep-cut references to other members of the team from the comics. Ving Rhames appeared as Charlie-27, a soldier who is engineered to live on Jupiter, while Michelle Yeoh played Aleta, a character who can solidify light and use it as weapons — that could be pretty useful when going up against cosmic villains. Miley Cyrus popped up as the A.I., Mainframe. All this is to say that the director knows how to please longtime comic book fans.

The director is doing exactly the same thing with "The Suicide Squad," finding time to include writer John Ostrander as a scientist at Belle Reve Penitentiary. Some of the characters he's using in the DC film aren't exactly the most popular characters, but Peacemaker and Bloodsport will no doubt make fans go hunting for their original comic appearances.

Gunn recently confirmed that his action-packed DC film has a secret cameo from a "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast member.

James Gunn is surprised no one's discovered the cameo

James Gunn discussed a wide range of topics when he appeared on Josh Horowitz's "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, from Martin Scorsese's critique of the superhero genre to what it was like bringing "The Suicide Squad" to the big screen. The director noted that he almost cast Dave Bautista in the film, saying, "Well, I mean people know I almost cast Dave [Bautista] in a role and he couldn't do it, so he didn't." The Drax actor has previously stated that being offered a role in Zack Snyder's "Army of the Dead" was a more lucrative opportunity for him, but he was sad not to work with Gunn again.

However, Gunn also confessed that there's a secret cameo from a "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast member: "Other than that, well, there might be a Guardian somewhere in the film that no one has seen yet and I'm so surprised." There's no spoilers here, but having seen the film recently, the cameo is one of the main members of the Marvel team. The director also explained that he's shocked that none of the reviews have mentioned the secret appearance. He said, "I've gotten a hundred reviews from this movie and I'm just astounded."

Clearly, there's more references and Easter eggs to unpack in "The Suicide Squad," but it's impressive that this cameo has flown under the radar.