GOTG 3’s Sean Gunn Addresses Rocket’s Fascination With Prosthetic Body Parts

Rocket is gifted Bucky's arm in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Actor Sean Gunn, who provided the motion capture for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as well as all the character’s previous Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances, shared his thoughts on why Rocket is so drawn to prosthetic body parts.

In an interview with Phase Zero, Gunn was asked if the MCU’s recurring theme of Rocket attempting to steal other characters’ prostheses was, as some fans have theorized, explained by his backstory in Vol. 3. The movie included several flashback scenes in which Rocket’s three childhood friends all had mechanical body parts which were added through the High Evolutionary’s experimentation on them. “I had not heard that yet,” Gunn replied. “I like the theory; it is not something that I can say was consciously discussed or talked about in the creation of the movies. But it does add up, it makes some sense, right?”


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Gunn, who also plays Kraglin in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, went on to offer his own thoughts on the mind of his version of Rocket. “I’ve always thought Rocket’s fascination with those things, [is] more just an overall fascination with technology… If there’s a gadget that can do something that he doesn’t quite understand, he needs to understand it and consume it and see how it all works.” He concluded by giving another nod to the fan theory about Rocket’s friends: “Yeah, maybe there’s some kind of fetishization there, I don’t know.”

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the final installment of the trilogy written and directed by Sean Gunn’s brother, James Gunn. The movie explores the tragic past of Rocket Raccoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper and brought to life by special effects based on Sean Gunn’s acting, who was cybernetically engineered from his infancy through a series of torturous experiments. Some viewers have raised objections over the disturbing scenes in Vol. 3, which is rated PG-13, but cast and crew members have countered by pointing out the importance of drawing attention to animal experimentation and cruelty in the real world.

Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Will Poulter, Pom Klementieff and more, some of whom are appearing in their MCU roles for the last time, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is in theaters now.

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