Over this past weekend, Sean Gunn, brother of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, was a guest at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Atlanta and had some interesting things to say about his role in the upcoming sequel. For those who don’t know, Bradley Cooper wasn’t the only one who helped bring Rocket Raccoon to life. Sean Gunn actually performed the stand-in motion capture performance for both Guardians films, and he had some interesting things to say about the character’s journey in Vol. 2.
“Oh yeah! Rocket has a lot of great stuff to do in this movie. There are a few relationships that are central to the theme of the movie and that really go towards keeping a family…and Rocket has the same sort of crisis of faith about whether or not he belongs in this family.”
It’s no secret that the theme of the upcoming installment of the Guardians franchise centers around Peter Quill’s search for his father, but it appears that the broader theme also focuses on the idea of family. It sounds like Rocket will struggle with his place within the misfit family. What brings this “crisis of faith” to light is still up to speculation at this point. However, if we were to guess, we’d have to say that it could stem from the scare he had in almost losing Groot. It’s possible that Rocket could question his usefulness in the team because he was unable to protect his friend, and this could make him overly protective of Baby Groot moving forward.
Gunn was also asked about the elusive Easter egg James Gunn teased in the original Guardians of the Galaxy. James Gunn has teased fans for months about a secret Easter Egg in the film that nobody has been able to spot yet. He even offered $100,000 to a fan if he could prove that the Easter Egg didn’t exist. Well, it seems that Sean Gunn has cleared the air on the matter.
”[F]ans get crazy because these things that people want to know sooo badly, a lot of times my brother [James Gunn] tells me these things…and I just forget them because they’re not all that important to me. It does exist…it definitely does exist. I don’t remember if he told me or not!”
So, now that we know that the Easter egg does exist, it’s just a matter of finding it…simple, right?
Have any theories on what the Easter egg is? Let us know in the comments below!