On Friday, Pence revealed that troops within the sixth department of the navy shall be often known as “guardians.”
“It’s my honor, on behalf of the president of the US, to announce that henceforth the women and men of the US House Power shall be often known as guardians,” he stated on the White Home. “Troopers, sailors, airmen, Marines and guardians shall be defending our nation for generations to return.”
It didn’t take lengthy earlier than Gunn, who helmed each “Guardians of the Galaxy” motion pictures and is at the moment engaged on extra tasks throughout the franchise for Marvel Studios, commented on the identify being much like the group of space-based comedian e-book superheroes.
“Can we sue this dork?” Gunn wrote on Twitter.
Nonetheless, the time period “guardians” truly has a wealthy historical past throughout the U.S. Air Power that dates again to 1983.
“Guardians is a reputation with an extended historical past in house operations, tracing again to the unique command motto of Air Power House Command in 1983, ‘Guardians of the Excessive Frontier,'” the House Power stated Friday.
“The identify guardians connects our proud heritage and tradition to the vital mission we execute 24/7, defending the individuals and curiosity of the U.S. and its allies.”
When followers pointed this truth out to Gunn, he stated he was simply making a joke, however famous that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters nonetheless predate the navy’s use of the time period.
“I used to be making a joke. However, for the report, the Guardians of the Galaxy have been round since 1969,” he informed one follower who requested “who ought to sue who?”
Along with being onerous at work on a 3rd installment within the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film franchise, Marvel introduced earlier this month that he’ll be readily available to do a “Guardians of the Galaxy Vacation Particular” as a part of Disney’s packed lineup of content material for 2022.
In the meantime, the House Power was created one 12 months in the past with a projected measurement of 16,000 troops and an annual funds of $15.4 billion for now.