Curiously sufficient, Rocket’s backstory was the very very first thing Gunn got here up with even earlier than he formally took on the primary “Guardians of the Galaxy.” When he first thought of the mission he was uncertain how he might make a film with a speaking raccoon work within the MCU. “This may very well be like Bugs Bunny in the midst of ‘The Avengers’,” Gunn mentioned.
The remedy for this downside was to make Rocket “the saddest creature within the galaxy,” so he knew from the very first second that Rocket’s life was extra of a tragedy than a comedy and he considers that the seed of the complete “Guardians” trilogy (and likewise the explanation why he knew he needed to come again and end it out).
“That was my means into it, was this underpinning of simply isolation and unhappiness and all of those characters are remoted and unhappy. So I knew what Rocket’s backstory was from that second; earlier than I had provide you with the remainder of that stuff for Quantity 1, it was the very first thing I got here up with.”
What we love about these characters is that they are all damaged in their very own means, in the hunt for love and acceptance, they usually discover that in one another. We acknowledge that as essentially human and oddly hopeful. If these a-holes can discover happiness, possibly we will, too.