Rocket Raccoon is obviously a fan-favorite member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Bradley Cooper and Sean Gunn lovingly brought him to life in that original story. He may have talked tough, but there was an insecurity and a sadness that tugged on all of our heartstrings from the very beginning. Writer and director James Gunn continued doing that with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and among all the Guardians, Rocket is the one who had the biggest role in the mammoth Infinity War/Endgame crossover.
But if you still haven’t had your fill of Rocket Raccoon, fret not. His role in the story will apparently be large and in charge going forward. Gunn, who is returning for a third outing with the space-traversing team, apparently has big plans for the character.
“I’ll just say Rocket is a big part of what’s happening in the future – and a lot of this stuff (like the scars we’re about to see on his back) sets up what I’ve been planning for Rocket all along,” Gunn wrote on Twitter. “Part of the cybernetics apparently painfully placed in his body. One of my favorite moments in the movie. Rocket’s loneliness and disaffection is at the center of the franchise for me.”
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I’m actually a bit torn on Gunn addressing this. Seeing the scars on Rocket’s back in the first Guardians movie was a bit jarring, to say the least. The film never took the time to help us understand outside of a couple of lines from Rocket, and I respected it for that. I didn’t feel that we needed to actually go in and discuss what happened to him in detail. As such, I’m worried that this will suffer the Solo effect, where it will be answering questions no one was really asking.
That being said, James Gunn is a solid filmmaker. While most people seem to think Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was weaker than its predecessor, I beg to differ. I personally thought it was a much stronger and more emotional ride than the first one. If Gunn continues banging on that emotional drum, I think we’ll be in good shape.
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