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 Marvel Cinematic Universe, 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.