Although Groot takes most of the attention, another interesting character in the Guardians of the Galaxy films is Rocket Raccoon. The bio-enhanced trash panda is quick-lipped, edgy, and has a certain penchant for weapons. One thing that fans of the Marvel films might not know is that Rocket has a really rough origin story. According to director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Rocket will soon get a more-defined background.
in an interview at Hasbro’s HASCON this weekend with MCU Exchange, Gunn says that Rocket will get a much-needed origin story in the MCU, but it isn’t definitely coming in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3:
“We are going to learn more about where Rocket comes from in the coming sagas. It’s going to be a little different from the comics. We already know a lot about from where he came from. It’s a little bit more horrible than what it is in the comics when you come down to it. We will learn more about that.”
This statement comes on the heels of another bombshell that Gunn dropped on fans of the franchise. He says that he might have to break some previous Guardians canon in order to pull-off an idea he has for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020. This is probably in reference to Rocket’s origin. Keen-eyed fans can see in his wrap sheet in Guardians Vol. 1. It is quite possible that Rocket will get a darker origin in the MCU, explaining why he harbors abandonment issues and anger.
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy. His goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones. Artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.”
Rocket Raccoon and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy are back for Avengers: Infinity War. The film hits theaters on May 4, 2018.