Avengers: Infinity War is set to bring characters from all corners of the galaxy together for what is likely going to be the biggest event of the year, but with the MCU now featuring a wide array of genres it’s going to interesting to see just how some characters interact with one another. This is definitely going to be the case when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy, whose ranks feature not only a sentient tree but also a talking Racoon who goes by Rocket Raccoon – something which may look a bit strange alongside the more grounded characters.
While at the MCM Comic-Con in Birmingham this past weekend, I managed to ask Sean Gunn, who portrays Rocket Racoon on set in the MCU, who he believes has the most interesting reaction when confronted by the character. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to answer that one but did tell us a bit about how he react to The Avengers:
“Oh gosh. I think you’re going to have to be the judge of that. Although – it was certainly fun to see many of these new characters through the eyes of Rocket [Raccoon], because Rocket does not have the same sort of reverence for the superheroes that the average earthling is going to have. So, I think there is a lot of fun there.”
This is definitely keeping in touch with Rocket’s very cynical nature and it’s going to be great to see just how Sean and his voice actor Bradley Cooper are able to interact with the more grounded earth-based heroes.
Based on the trailers and merchandise we have seen so far, we do know that Rocket and his partner-in-crime, Groot, will be primarily teamed up with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor on the hunt for his new weapon. However a recent report from Entertainment Weekly revealed that Sean Gunn was present during the shooting of some of the Wakandan scenes, where he had a humorous interaction with Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier.
As to whether or not Rocket will come across any actual Racoons during his stay on Earth, the actor simply responded with ‘No comment’. Although it would definitely be an interesting scene to see, given his disdain at being called it in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.
Luckily, it’s not long now till we get to see the Guardians and the Avengers fight side by side against the Mad Titan Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War with the film set to hit theaters on April 27th.
What do you think? Which interaction with Rocket are you excited to see? Do you think he will meet any of his own kind? Let us know below!