The Marvel Cinematic Universe is no stranger to experimentation. It may not have the term ‘comic book accuracy’ in its dictionary but it still manages to produce on point weird-ass nobodies who only take minutes to turn themselves into lovable fan favorites. The experimentation with strangeness and weirdness within the MCU began first with Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) which showed us a ragtag group of space-based outlaws can also be as appreciated in their many, many space-based adventures just like their mainstream counterparts the Avengers do on Earth. But no one was willing to bet on such a wild gamble Marvel has decided to take when they announced GotG vol. 1.
So when Gamorra, Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Groot save an entire alien planet from a megalomaniac with a dance-off, Marvel’s whimsical choice for a movie adaptation paid off. And it paid off big time.
The audience loved the craziness. Up until then, people thought heroes were supposed to be this breed of stoic, self-righteous creatures that always did the right thing and ensured everyone else did the same no matter the cost. So when audiences saw a group of not-so-self-righteous superheroes who only care for themselves and no one else and believe only in doing the good deed occasionally, it threw the viewers off guard and won a billion hearts, maybe more.
Talking of crazy brings us to two Marvel characters that cannot be defined by anything else other than that – Deadpool (who unfortunately is not in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Rocket Raccoon of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The tiny grizzly bear from another star system is one hell of a crazy fella. But is still the most loved of them all. Seriously, who does not love this grumpy, sarcastic little guy with an inappropriate sense of humor?!?!?!
But there are things about Rocket Raccoon we still do not know. Why does he need those arms and legs, How did he get stuck with Groot and more importantly, who made that evil little genetically engineered raccoon mongrel??
Rocket turned out to be hit amongst the fans. But his origin was always shrouded in mystery. In the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1, Raccoon can be seen opening up about his traumatic experiences as a lab rat in an experiment being conducted by a mad scientist. He tells it never felt good to have his body opened up and closed down, again and again, day after day. Why was he being experimented upon? And who was the demented freak to commit such animal cruelty?
One fan finally decided to break the silence and ask James Gunn on his twitter feed himself. The fan asked who was the guy responsible for creating the fan favorite foul-mouthed beast in the MCU. James Gunn had an answer which implied the answer was right under our noses all along.
The fan asks:
“So… Who do you think probably created rocket, in all his misery? If you were to have any character, even from the comics, that is.”
And this is What James Gunn had to say for a reply:
This vague reference to Rocket’s creator’s existence in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 has made the Twitterati run in circles. Who is the mystery fella that created the wildest member of the wild bunch? Fans had interesting theories about their won.
Some said it was Doctor Mengele. Another user said it was David Hasselhoff himself who made a cameo in the GotG sequel. The theories that seemed plausible enough were the Sovereign or perhaps the Kree Supreme Intelligence. Whackier theories by the Twitterati included it was Taserface or maybe even Rick and Morty.
Whoever the case may point to, the guy was surely in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Whoever finds it, please forward it to PETA for these horrendous crimes against animal kind he did to that poor creature.
Rocket Raccoon will next appear in Avengers Infinity War where he will help Earth’s mightiest heroes survive the threat of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. Will be interesting to see how Rocket reacts to the Avengers and more importantly, how the Avengers react to a wild, talking raccoon.
Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just… do things