The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a state of flux, given the events of Avengers: Infinity War and the forthcoming Avengers 4 movie. The Russo Brothers shocked audiences by having Josh Brolin's Thanos win, and destroy half the galaxy with a snap of his finger. Tons of fan favorite characters faded to dust before our eyes, although there are plenty who are still unaccounted for in the wake of the snap. This includes Guardians of the Galaxy tertiary character Kraglin, played by Sean Gunn. Gunn also stands in for Rocket during filming, and seems to have revealed if Kraglin survived the snap, saying:
Well, this is exciting. While not an official confirmation, Sean Gunn seems to indicate that we'll see his Marvel character in the flesh when Avengers 4 arrives in theaters. Considering how many heroes bit the dust during Infinity War's conclusion, the surviving characters are going to need all the help they can get to face off against Thanos, and possibly revive the characters who fell during the horrifying final scene.
Sean Gunn's comments to Tulsa World carry a particular weight, considering how unsure things are within the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. When James Gunn was fired in July for decade-old offensive Tweets, it put the Guardians in jeopardy. While they're set to appear in Avengers 4, it's unclear if/when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will pick up speed, now that its lost its visionary director/writer. It also seems possible that the House of Mouse could abandon the franchise altogether. And since no one knows what's happening with Guardians 3, Sean Gun's comments must allude to Kraglin's appearance in next Avengers movie.
Now the question is: how could Kraglin enter the narrative of Avengers 4? The upcoming movie has been teased to feature a time jump, so perhaps Kraglin's character is associated with Rocket. Bradley Cooper's gun toting rodent was the only Guardian to survive the finger snap (although Nebula also lived over on Titan). Maybe Rocket hit up Kraglin for help. After all, he's got Yondu's awesome arrow. Let's just hope he's gotten better at controlling it since his Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 credits scene.
Sean Gunn has an interesting perspective on the MCU, as he's got an onscreen role as Kraglin, and offscreen role filming for Rocket, and is also brothers with James Gunn.
Avengers 4 will arrive in theaters to answer our questions on May 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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