If you approached the casual movie-goer four years ago and asked them if they knew who Rocket Raccoon was, chances are they would ask you who the hell you were talking about. Now, thanks to the incredible popularity of Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, the name of everyone’s favorite trash panda is well known far and wide.
Director James Gunn — the mastermind behind the Guardians franchise — took to Instagram to joke about some of the “practical effects” Marvel Studios is using for Avengers 4. The director posted an image of a real-life raccoon wearing Rocket’s uniform from the first Guardians flick.
“Using a lot more practical effects on the set of Avengers 4…” Gunn joked. “But, really from the Facebook page of Natasha La Mapacha. Amazing...”
The picture is just cute enough to make you say “Aww..” before you quickly wonder to yourself: “How the heck did they get a costume on a live
Since the success of both Guardians films — and a third flick slated to be released sometime in 2020 — Gunn is a fan-favorite director among fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Not only is he responsible for bringing the Guardians to life, he’s also been tabbed as an executive producer for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 and has gone on record saying he has some plans for the
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Avengers: Infinity War is currently in post-production for release in May 2018. The fourth Avengers movie is currently scheduled for release on May 3, 2019.