Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will "finish" Rocket's story arc

Rianne Houghton
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From Digital Spy

The third Guardians of the Galaxy film might be a way off, but it's still had a turbulent few months. With James Gunn now officially returning as director, however, Vol 3 is back on track.

After Disney reinstated Gunn as director following his firing in 2018, James – who's also working on rival project The Suicide Squad – has dropped a few hints about what fans can expect from Guardians 3 when it eventually hits cinemas.

In an interview with Deadline, Gunn opened up about his fears for his career following his Guardians dismissal, including which aspect of the films he was worried would disappear with him.

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When asked what themes he's looking forward to picking back up for the third film, Gunn revealed that it was his "very strange and attached relationship to Rocket" that he wanted to revisit the most.

"Rocket is me, he really is, even if that sounds narcissistic," Gunn said. "Groot is like my dog. I love Groot in a completely different way. I relate to Rocket and I feel compassion for Rocket, but I also feel like his story has not been completed."

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Promising a complete arc for the marksman (or should that be marksracoon?), he continued: "[Rocket] has an arc that started in the first movie, continued into the second and goes through Infinity War and Endgame, and then I was set to really finish that arc in Guardians 3.

"That was a big loss to me – not being able to finish that story."

Fortunately, fans won't have to wait too long to see James Gunn tell Rocket's story, as it was recently confirmed that filming for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 will begin next year.

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