Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie is still a long way off, but now and then, hints emerge of what we’ll find in the sequel scheduled for May 2023.
We recently found out that Sylvester Stallone for what it will be Dave Bautista’s farewell as Drax. But the big news involves the Rocket Raccoon backstory, the talking raccoon of the most heterogeneous team in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
This Wednesday (4), director James Gunn joined the Happy Sad Confused podcast to talk about his newest film, Suicide Squad, and the inspiration for making the first Guardians film.
During the conversation, Gunn hinted at something explored in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
“Well, I think we get to know where Rocket, you know, at the very first movie, we see Rocket take his clothes off. We see those scars on his back. We see that he comes from a place very difficult.
To me, me, that’s always been the center of the Guardians. How do you make a raccoon talk and make him real. It sort of ended up being the saddest story of all time.”
Scars on Rocket’s back
The director also expressed his love for the character and confirmed that we would know his origin story, saying that it “kills him every time,” hinting that it will be an exciting (or traumatizing) experience for fans.
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The origin of Rocket Racoon’s scars
In the comics, Rocket began life as a normal raccoon, with his body shape drastically different from that of a human. To create a raccoon that could walk upright, Rocket underwent many painful surgeries that changed the structure of his body. He was also subjected to many genetic experiments to transform him into an anthropomorphic creature.
The other members of the Guardians team will not be forgotten, but it seems that Rocket will be in the spotlight in the movie that will close the trilogy started in 2014. Last year, James Gunn had already stated to this effect:
“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.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is scheduled for release in May 2023.