Some time has passed and Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, finally had a chance to discuss another of his popular characters, Pip the Troll. At the end of Eternals, we meet the character for the first time voiced by Patton Oswalt as he drunkenly introduces Harry Styles‘ Starfox. It was a surprise little cameo that caught many by surprise and the legendary comic creator revealed that he hopes the character makes his return in the upcoming third Guardians of the Galaxy film.
There’s no telling with the movies and anything I say is just speculation. I assume that there’s maybe some kind of link up with Guardians 3, because it seems like Warlock’s going to be in there, seeing that they made a big thing about casting an actor on it.Jim Starlin
While his actual next appearance is uncertain, it does make sense to see him return in the third Guardians film. The character has close ties to Adam Warlock, who was also created by Starlin. He acted like a comic foil to add some levity to the story. After fleeing the Universal Church of Truth, he ends up meeting the golden man, who he’d join on various adventures to face the leader of the church, Magus.
We know that Will Poulter will return for the third and potentially final entry of James Gunn‘s space odyssey. So, Pip’s connection to the character would make it a fitting next appearance. Yet, it’s uncertain what it means for the other Eternals that were out in space to find others of their kind. It seemed like Starfox took over Warlock’s role from the comics, or they might even twist the relationship in new ways. Here’s hoping we get a hint in the near future.