Is James Gunn Hinting At A New Guardians 3 Character Or Fondly Remembering His VCR?

We're always on the look out for potential news about what's next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's possible we've found something, it's also possible James Gunn is just messing with us. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is a unique and interesting fellow, so it could be that when he posted the tweet below, he really was just reminiscing about an old VCR his family used to own. However, we couldn't help but notice the brand name of the VCR in the image, Quasar. It's a name that's familiar to Marvel Comics fans.

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Quasar isn't simply the name of an electronics brand that made wood paneled VCRs. It's also the name of a powerful Marvel character who we have yet to see as part of the MCU. Is James Gunn's tweet really just a picture of a VCR or is it a hint of what might be coming in Guardians of the Galaxy 3. The character has had dealings with the Guardians within the comics before, so it's certainly possible that he could do so again in a future movie. Also, interestingly, Quasar's power comes from a pair of Quantum Bands. The Quantum Realm was a concept introduced to the MCU in Ant-Man that we expect will become more important in Ant-Man and the Wasp, as well as other future Marvel films. If the Quantum Bands are related to the Quantum Realm, then perhaps there really is a possible connection here.

Of course, it's also possible that it really is just a picture of a VCR. We know that James Gunn has a love for wood paneling in his design, as anybody who has seen the inside of the Milano can attest. Maybe he was just thinking about his old VCR. It's fairly impressive that he was able to find a photo of the exact same product. What are the odds of that?

A few commenters on James Gunn's Twitter feed have noticed the Quasar branding and made similar comments to us, so we're not entirely crazy or at the very least we're no less crazy than a few other people. For reference, here's a look at classic Marvel Quasar, in case we end up seeing him in a future movie.


We're likely jumping to conclusions. Just because James Gunn posts something with a Quasar name doesn't mean the character is coming to the MCU. This is the same guy who the internet attached to a Tron sequel just because he had a prop in his office. This is probably another case of reading too much into a picture. Still, what if? What do you think? Is this an MCU hint or an old piece of electronics?

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Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.