Howard the Duck
Howard the Duck (Marvel Cinematic Universe).jpg
Appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Avengers: Endgame
Status Alive
Actor Seth Green
"Why do you let him lick you like that for?... Gross."
―Howard to The Collector regarding Cosmo licking his face.[src]

Howard the Duck was an alien that resembles a duck, drinking on Knowhere and talking with Taneleer Tivan.


Guardians of the Galaxy

After the mishap on Knowhere regarding The Orb's power release brought upon by Carina, a battered, beaten-up Collector sits in his museum, drinking from a green cup. Seconds later, Cosmo approaches Taneleer and begins to lick his face. Howard, whom was undamaged in his containment cell, watches on, and remarks how "gross" the act was. Howard was also drinking out of a similar green cup.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Howard the Duck flirted with a girl in the Iron Lotus on Contraxia.

Avengers: Endgame

Howard the Duck came through one of the portals from Contraxia with the Ravagers wielding a gun and helped to fight against Thanos' army.

Character traits

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Behind the scenes

  • Howard made his theatrical debut in the film Howard the Duck, which premiered in August 1, 1986, exactly 28 years before the North American premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. The film was universally panned and is widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made. It was one of the first theatrical films based on a Marvel Comics character (after the loosely adapted 1940s Captain America serials, and Red Sonja).
  • Seth Green was uncredited for his appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • In 2013, Joss Whedon was asked what Marvel characters he wanted to adapt after finishing Avengers: Age of Ultron, to which he jokingly replied: “I think it's time for the Howard the Duck reboot that nobody expects.”[1]


  • In the comics, Howard was abducted from his home planet by the extra-dimensional overlord Thog and brought to Earth.


Guardians of the Galaxy

Promotion and Concept Art

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Avengers: Endgame

See Also

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