James Gunn Talks About A Potential Rocket Raccoon Standalone Movie

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Months have passed and the world is still not over the greatness of Guardians of the Galaxy, and with the confirmation of a sequel for Marvel’s Phase Three, we want to know everything we can about the plans for the return of the group of misfits to the big screen.

That means, of course, asking James Gunn about it at every opportunity that presents itself. Like, let’s say, at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Because why not?

Clever Movies caught up with James Gunn and asked a very important question: Rocket Raccon’s cinematic future.

Rocket Raccoon was already a favourite of many but his fanbase grew considerably after seeing him in action in Guardians of the Galaxy. And with Bradley Cooper’s voice, what’s not to love about Rocket?

Naturally, the fans starting pushing the idea of a Rocket Raccoon standalone movie, but what does James have to say about this?

“I would love it. I would love that. That would be great,” Gunn said.

That’s it.

Kidding. Well, not really but he also shared that he has all of Rocket’s origins planned out, which we may or may not see in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

“I have all of his origins stuff all planned out. I’ve planned that for a long time whether or not or how much we get to see in Guardians 2, I’m not exactly sure. We’ll have to see about that,” he shared.

This is not the first time that he addresses this topic. Gunn has previously spoken with Comicbook.com about the possibility of a Rocket and Groot solo movie.

“Well, you know, it really depends. I’d like to see solo features from all of them. Obviously there’s a great Rocket and Groot movie that could come out of this. I love many of the characters. I love all these characters so much it’s hard to say who I would like to see made into a solo movie by someone else. It depends on who that someone else is. The truth is, I’d rather not see a solo movie made poorly by someone who didn’t understand the character and whose heart wasn’t in it,” he explained.

Hey, James. If you ever need help with a solo movie of any Guardian, you can call me. I volunteer. Don’t worry, everything will be perfect

Guardians of the Galaxy won Best Action Movie at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards a few days ago. It’s up for the Academy award for Best Visual Effects along with Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Still enjoying the success!

James Gunn is currently working on the script for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which will be released on May 5, 2017.

Watch Gunn chatting with Clevver Movies below!