In 2014, James Gunn introduced his winsome troop of misfits to the world in Guardians of the Galaxy. Each character made way into our hearts and was vibrant and exciting enough to guarantee a brand new original movie. The past two films have mainly concentrated on Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana). However, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may finally give the spotlight to Bradley Cooper’s scene-stealing Rocket Raccoon.
James Gunn Teases Raccoon’s History
Director James Gunn returns to the wheel in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after directing the first and second films. During an online watch party, he suggested that Rocket Raccoon’s history will play a “bigger part” in the upcoming movie.
A fan asked about Rocket Raccoon’s origin, which Guardians of the Galaxy hinted at but never fully explained. In response, Gunn said that Rocket is a big part of what will happen in the future. A lot of stuff (like the scars we will see on his back) sets up what Gunn has been planning for Rocket all along.
Rocket’s Soulful Arc
As per the comics, Rocket comes from the planet Halfworld in the Keystone Quadrant. It is a deserted colony for the mentally disturbed. It was also home to genetically manipulated animal companions with human-level intelligence and bipedal body construction. They would act as caretakers of the patients. Rocket Raccoon served as the chief law officer of Halfworld before he embarked on his adventures, and finally, joined the Guardians.
In comparison, in the films, it is just hinted that Rocket was an outcome of animal experimentation. That, however, is a sensitive spot for the character, who evades any topics about his history. Rocket has often been the hot-headed spontaneous one in the group. However, he has experienced a more intense curve in the Avengers films. Having met a similarly-damaged Nebula (Karen Gillan), he learned that she is also a product of genetic modification and torture. Over time, they became close, too. Where will the Guardians go after the events of Avengers: Endgame? Now that a jovial Thor joined the crew, fans are excited about the next adventure!
Next Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teased the arrival of major comic book character Adam Warlock at the end. However, perhaps with Gunn’s mention of Rocket’s origin, the movie could take the group to Halfworld. Or they could meet the Stranger; whose “laboratory world” also has links to Rocket Raccoon.