‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Sean Gunn On Kraglin & Rocket’s Involvement

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*Minor Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2*

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we got to see a little more from Kraglin, as played by director James Gunn’s brother Sean Gunn. The former Ravager and right-hand man of Yondu essentially joined the Guardians by the film’s end, so the question now is how involved will Kraglin be in the future of the MCU?

At Heroes & Villains FanFest in London, Sean Gunn, who also serves as the on-set performer of Rocket Raccoon, revealed that he has not filmed any scenes yet as Kraglin for Avengers: Infinity War, but he has shot scenes as Rocket. The actor spoke about what is different about the process this time around:

“I can tell you that the process for Rocket has been very similar to the Guardians movies. If anything, it’s even more painstaking, because there are even more CGI characters around. In Guardians 2, Baby Groot was there the whole time, but the rest of the time was mostly with other live actors. In Avengers, there are several other characters who are CGI enhanced that I’ve interacted with, which makes the process a little more deliberate.”

Gunn couldn’t really say much about Kraglin’s future in the MCU, but he does believe that the way things were left with the character in Guardians Vol. 2, the potential for a return is there:

“I would say so. As far as Avengers goes, I couldn’t comment on that. And in regards to Guardians 3, I don’t know. I don’t even think it’s been decided yet.”

“I know where [Kraglin] lands at the end of [Guardians of the Galaxy] Vol. 2. The possibilities for his future are super interesting, but I don’t know which direction they’re going to go yet. I know the third movie is still in the planning process, very early, so my guess is as good as yours. I’m happy to do whatever happens.”

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin.

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.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.

Source: Movie Pilot

10 Cosmic Heroes We Want To See In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’

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It’s official: James Gunn has confirmed that that he will be returning to both write and direct the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which is just phenomenal news. Gunn has created something really special with these films. He took third-tier (at best) comic book characters that most fans didn’t yet know they needed to love and turned their story into not one, but two blockbuster movies that are major hits, both critically (Vol. 2 is getting mostly positive buzz on social media following press screenings) and financially (the sequel’s currently tracking at about $150 million for its opening weekend).

In his Facebook post, Gunn stated that Guardians Vol. 3 will “conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond.” He also made a brief mention of “some of the other forthcoming heroes” that could be appearing in the series. With these things in mind, we thought it would be a wonderful idea to explore some of the cosmic Marvel characters that fans might like to see in the third installment.

Before we jump in, a couple caveats. While it would surely be a lot of fun to see some of the Earthbound MCU characters mixing it up with the team in space, this list is only going to feature cosmic-based Marvel characters. The film will hit theaters after the Guardians’ introduction to Tony and Cap and the gang in Avengers: Infinity War, so we may still see that happen anyway. Also, I’m sure there are plenty of fantastic cosmic villains that would be great fits to antagonize the team in the third film, but we’re only focusing on the good guys in this list. Also, as amazing as it would be to see Silver Surfer or Galactus in the MCU, we’re not including anyone that Marvel doesn’t currently own the rights to, so don’t expect to see Agent Venom or Kitty Pryde or any of the other non-MCU characters that have served on the team in the comics on this list either. Also, it should be noted that I have not yet seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, so if any of these characters do appear, my apologies for the wasted entry.

Now, without further adieu, here are the 10 cosmic Marvel heroes we want to see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Hit the next button below to begin!

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).