Guardians of the Galaxy Trilogy Ends With Rocket Raccoon at Its Heart
The space adventures in Marvels’s Guardians of the Galaxy films are nearing their conclusion—and with that, we’ll finally be learning the mystery behind the creation of Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
We Rode the New Disney Coaster Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
Director James Gunn, who has since departed Marvel to be co-head of DC Studios, sounds excited to close things out with the character he’s often referred to as his proxy in the Guardians trilogy. He told Total Film, “The most important thing for me was Rocket’s story, and then, following that, everybody else. Rocket is the secret protagonist of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and has always been the center of it for me, and this is really fulfilling that. The reason I came back, and decided to do this movie, was because I really felt like Rocket’s story needed to be told—and it was left hanging after Vol 2. So that’s the most important thing.”
Even before Gunn accepted his new role at DC, it was known that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 would be the last adventure for his Guardians crew. This final film focuses on the found-family story Gunn created for the space misfits—who were more or less cult Marvel characters before becoming the center of a hugely popular live-action film franchise. Gunn teased that Vol. 3‘s story is “totally self-standing… for the most part, it works as a story by itself,” as well as being “the ending of a trilogy. The first movie is about the mother; the second movie is about the father; and the third movie is about the self. And that is what this journey is…”
The Guardians take their final bow with Gunn in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on May 5.
G/O Media may get a commission
up to 70% off
Lenovo Spring Clearance
Deals on deals
Take up to 70% off at Lenovo’s Spring Clearance sale, including a wide range of laptops, monitors, and tablets. Take an extra 15% off with the promo code.
Want more io9 news? Check out when to expect the latest Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek releases, what’s next for the DC Universe on film and TV, and everything you need to know about the future of Doctor Who.
What 5 more years of Erdogan’s rule means for Turkey
Florida man at center of fatal human smuggling case pleads not guilty in Minnesota
Wake Up Besties, the Barbie and Ken Mugshot Meme is Everywhere
Chef launches attack at Benedict Cumberbatch’s £3.5m London home
‘Succession’ Composer Explains How He Crafted ‘Raw Emotion’ Through Score for Heavy Final Season
Earth Will Receive an ‘Alien’ Transmission From Mars This Week
This Queer Running Society Wants to Make the Sport More Inclusive
American women’s secret war in Afghanistan
Maria Sharapova Shares the Workouts That Help Her Feel Energized as a New Mom
What’s Up With Mouth Taping as a Sleep Hack?
Duggars at Work: Joy-Anna Forsyth’s Birth Video May Have Revealed Abbie Duggar’s New Job
7 Reasons You Might Not Want To Contribute To Your State’s 529 Plan
Below Deck Sailing Yacht’s Chase Lemacks on Gary King – ‘He Can Be a Real a**Hole’ and Was ‘Intimidated’
Debt Ceiling Agreement Lifts Student Loan Pause, Cuts Some IRS Funding
The Lenovo Yoga 9i Is a Stylish, Powerful 2-in-1 Laptop
Finance24 hours ago
XRP to Exceed All Expectations In 2023? Latest New Value Report Boosts Altcoin Forecast 100x
Finance24 hours ago
Scotland’s Latest Attempt To Kill Its Own Economy
News12 hours ago
GOP Senate Candidates Who Want You to Forget About Their Past Trump Criticism
Lifestyle5 hours ago
Martin Scorsese Meets Pope Francis, Announces Film About Jesus – Report
Finance23 hours ago
Beijing Unveils ‘Web3 White Paper’ to Foster Innovation and Advancing the Industry
Travel5 hours ago
China’s Travel & Tourism sector forecast to see swift post-pandemic recovery
Finance6 hours ago
Bitcoin Price Bounces From 21 Weekly EMA – Risk on For Low Market Cap Tokens & Meme Coins?
News6 hours ago
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s ‘Flirtiest’ Moment, According to a Body Language Expert: ‘Hard to Beat’