Speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Davidson admits that besides being a fan of James Gunn and superheroes in general he took the role because the joke name of Dick Hertz was funny. Davidson adds that as soon as he heard the name he signed up for the movie, proving that sometimes actors take roles for reasons other than the quality of the script they’re reading. You can read his full comments below:
I love superhero movies and I’m a huge James Gunn fan. And I got a call from James Gunn, he was like, “There’s this role for you in the movie. And you play a guy named Richard Hertz.” And I was like “Dick Hertz! I’m in!” Yeah, that’s his real name. My character’s name is Dick Hertz! And I was like ,”Dude, that’s the greatest. That’s so awesome.” And yeah, he was nice enough to let me be in it. It’s a thing I still can’t believe, it’s ridiculous.