In his first public interview after being fired and then rehired from Disney because of jokes about pedophilia and rape, James Gunn talks Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which could be a potential clue to the pot and also fits in with recent rumors.
"When you asked me what was saddest for me when I thought it was gone—and anybody at Marvel can tell you—it’s this very strange and attached relationship to Rocket. Rocket is me, he really is, even if that sounds narcissistic," James Gunn filled in Deadline. "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. He 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—though I was comforted by the fact that they were still planning to use my script."
Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy 3 rumors
Regarding the recent Guardians of the Galaxy 3 rumors, it has been said the story involves that Rocket's creator is the High Evolutionary, and also that Rocket Raccoon also gets a love interest in the form of Lylla, who in the comics is his soul mate and an anthropomorphic Otter and heiress to the largest toymaking empire Mayhem Mekaniks on the planet Halfworld, where Rocket was head of security.
Additional rumors even involve Zac Efron as Adam Warlock, Beta Ray Bill and more.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3 doesn't have a release date as of yet, but it has been said Marvel will announce their next slate this Summer, with Gunn starting filming after he finishes DC's The Suicide Squad.