Rocket Raccoon’s Origin Story Could Be Featured In Future MCU Film

Marvel-rocketRocket Raccoon, the wisecracking rodent who deep down really cares for his friends, the Guardians of the Galaxy, might be getting his own story told in the future.

Speaking at HASCon, James Gunn was asked about the potential of learning a bit more about Rocket’s background. Gunn said:

“As you know, the MCU is one way of processing these characters. 616 is a different one. We are going to learn more about where Rocket comes from in the coming sagas.”

“Sagas” seems to indicate many more cosmic Marvel films coming our way in future Marvel Cinematic Universe phases. Gunn has already said how he is helping to plot out many more possible avenues of extension for the MCU, and it looks like one of them could feature Rocket.

Of course, the MCU has always told their own stories inspired by, but not directly adapted from, the comics. Gunn explained that the movie Rocket probably has a different and more sinister history than his two-dimensional counterpart:

“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.”

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Source: MCU Exchange

5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Thor: RagnarokGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on home media and Spider-Man: Homecoming has been playing in theaters for a while now, so it’s time to look forward to the next Marvel movies, the first being Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”

And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.

Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!

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