James Gunn Has Been Begging Marvel for Rocket's Friends & Blurp Merch

James Gunn Has Been Begging Marvel for Rocket’s Friends & Blurp Merch

James Gunn introduced a handful of new characters into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and recently revealed he’s been trying to get Marvel to make some Blurp merch.

In a tweet over the weekend, Gunn replied to a fan asking about the possibility of plushies being made of Rocket Raccoon’s friends Lylla, Floor, and Teefs. Gunn said that question wasn’t for him, as he had been “begging” Marvel to make Blurp merch for “over a year.”

The latest entry in the Guardians of the Galaxy series introduces a variety of newcomers to the franchise. Among those are Blurp, a furry creature from the f’saki race. While the creature didn’t get to do much in the film, it quickly became a fan-favorite, to the point that folks are asking about Blurp merch.

What is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 about?

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is once again written and directed by James Gunn. MCU vets Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Sean Gunn, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel are returning to reprise their respective roles as Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Kraglin, Nebula, Mantis, Rocket, and Groot. The threequel will also include the introduction of franchise newcomers Will Poulter, Chukwudi Iwuji, and Maria Bakalova, who have signed on for the roles of Adam Warlock, High Evolutionary, and Cosmo the Spacedog.

“In Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days,” reads the synopsis. “Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.”

The space-traveling team was last seen in Marvel Studios’ Disney+ special presentation Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, which was filmed simultaneously with the upcoming threequel. In the holiday special, Drax and Mantis try to cheer up Peter by throwing him a Christmas party celebration with the appearance of his childhood idol Kevin Bacon.