All can rejoice in knowing that the alien species Sneepers are now officially allowed to be in the next Guardians of The Galaxy movie. James Gunn announced earlier today on Facebook that the alien race couldn't get passed the legal department at Marvel Studios because the word ‘Sneeper' sounds similar to the word ‘clitoris' in Icelandic. You can read more on why it was initially banned here.
Here is what James Gunn said on Facebook:
The way Gunn nonchalantly words his update implies that Sneepers won't have much of an impact on the movie itself, but it's a small victory to bring more characters and diversity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
For those who are unfamiliar, Sneepers are a green human like people from the Milky Way planet of Sneep. They haven't been featured much in Marvel Comics, but do exist in the same Marvel Universe as S.H.I.E.L.D, so they have potential for screen time in other movies or television shows.