Ever since the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ we knew that Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon had a horrifying past. Now, it seems that director James Gunn actually hid a bit of his torturous creator in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘. Gunn states that “if you’re really really smart” then you can find where this was at. I, sadly, am falling short on this one. More of the pain of Rocket’s life was shared when he had a bonding experience with Michael Rooker’s Yondu.
Here is specifically when Gunn said about how it was shared:
Believe it or not if you’re really really really smart this is hidden somewhere in Vol 2. https://t.co/lO1R4SHUd5
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 1, 2017
This, of course, has shared a slew of theories as to where Rocket could have come from initially. One being the Kree who are currently heavily involved in Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’:
Was it the Kree?
Yondu: I know them scientists what made you, never gave a rat’s ass about you!
Rocket: I’m serious dude!
Yondu: Just like my own damn parents who sold me, their own little baby, into slavery. I know who you are, boy. Because you’re me!
— Francis (@sakaarlord) December 1, 2017
While Blue, I would actually think that this would lead towards Rocket being a Centaurian if we’re going to the same species as Yondu. Sure, they’re both blue but Yondu isn’t a Kree.
Another thought is that the big bad himself Thanos could be responsible:
— Sergio L. Zaragoza (@slzaragoza) December 2, 2017
Rocket doesn’t appear to remember Thanos though. While it could be conceivable that the Mad Titan was trying to turn animals into weapons for one of his nefarious purposes, it also doesn’t really seem to fit here.
Another theory, (more for humor) is that the Sovereign was responsible for Rocket. I’m not sure if I can buy this one as he isn’t Gold and that seems to be their thing but:
It was the Sovereign. They wanted to create the perfect being, and it worked.
— Jordan Windham (@JardenWymond) December 1, 2017
Yes, Rocket might be perfect to some but his creation doesn’t at all seem to mesh with the style that they’re going for.
Regardless of what answer was right, I think we can all agree that this is the one that should be:
It was Mary Poppins, y’all!
— Dylan Speed 💐 (@dylanspeed) December 1, 2017
Who do you think created Rocket Raccoon and what was it that pointed you in that direction? Share your thoughts below True Believers!