James Gunn Confirms Rocket Focused Guardians, Vol. 3
In an appearance on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, James Gunn confirmed that the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie would focus on Rocket’s tragic origin story.
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) August 4, 2021
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Gunn appeared on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast to discuss his latest movie, The Suicide Squad, currently available for streaming on HBO Max. But naturally, the conversation eventually turned from the DC Universe to the Marvel Universe, and Gunn spoke about the upcoming third entry in the Guardians trilogy.
As he has previously stated in the years since 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 was released, the third entry in the series will focus on Rocket’s origins. This makes sense, as it is heavily implied by the focus on Rocket in the closing moments of Volume 2, and as Gunn noted on the podcast, we still don’t know the precise nature of the horrible scars we see on the talking raccoon’s body in the first Guardians movie.
Rocket is voiced by Bradley Cooper and has his motion capture performed by Sean Gunn, brother of James (who also performed the motion capture for the CGI character “Weasel” in The Suicide Squad).
Gunn notes that while the other Guardians characters will naturally play a role in the movie, Rocket will be the focal point for the narrative (and let’s hope that means that we see plenty of Groot, as well… not to mention Drax, who may not be returning after this movie).
What do you hope to see on-screen when the Guardians return for their third outing? Do you think Rocket will also play a significant role in Cosmic Rewind, the Walt Disney World attraction Gunn will be filming simultaneously with the third movie?
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