Sean Gunn received a credit for playing Kraglin in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, but he appears to have gotten lost in the shuffle of all of the Marvel heroes assembling for the final battle against Thanos and his forces, as no one seems to have spotted him. But a behind the scenes panoramic photo shared on Instagram by Robert Downey Jr. shows him in the crowd, sporting a silver version of the cybernetic mohawk that Yondu left behind in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’.
You can spot Kraglin in the second shot, standing behind Chris Hemsworth’s Thor:
Who knows? Maybe there are some better shots of Kraglin in action during the final battle that could surface when ‘Endgame’ hits home video?
But don’t worry about Gunn being omitted. In case you weren’t aware, he provides the motion capture performance for Rocket Raccoon in the various ‘Guardians’ and ‘Avengers’ movies, with Bradley Cooper providing the character’s voice in post-production. It’s easy to understand why Gunn didn’t see himself as a crucial part of the process, and it seems he assumed that he’d be replaced in the ‘Avengers’ movies.
As he recounted before ‘Endgame’s release:
“I feel like the word epic is so played out. I wish that word wasn’t used so often because that’s really the word. Let’s just say it’s going to be something else entirely and it was an amazing experience for me. You know, having done Rocket for those two [‘Guardians’] movies, I never imagined that it would go beyond. You know, I always sort of thought that a lot of my role as Rocket was being a help to the process for my brother. So when Kevin Feige came to me at Comic-Con a few years ago and he pulled me aside and he said, ‘Listen, we’ve been talking and we really, we want Rocket to be as great in the Avengers movies as he is in the Guardians movies, so we really need you to do this.’
“I was not expecting that, but I was certainly game to do it. And then being on set with all these new groups of people and new directors and just part of such a massive experience is something that I will never recreate it in my career. I’m never going to do another movie that I’m going to be like, ‘Oh, this is kind of like what it was like to do the Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.’ It’ll never happen again. So I really tried to savor every part of it. But yeah, man, it is something else entirely.”
Whether we get a glimpse of Gunn in action as Kraglin in ‘Endgame’, it’s pretty much a given that he’ll be back in the flesh for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3’, which is expected to begin production next year.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ is now playing in theaters everywhere.