Rocket & Groot life-size Disney World statues unveiled by James Gunn
Writer / director James Gunn shares Disney’s unveiling of a Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon and Groot statue at Epcot on Saturday.
Writer / Director James Gunn Shares Disney Unveiling Of Statue Of guardians of the galaxy‘s Rocket Raccoon and Groot at Epcot. Fresh out of DC The suicide squad and HBO Max Peacemaker spin-off, Gunn is set to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the Guardians of the Galaxy vacation special and the third (and final) installment of its MCU franchise. Disney / Marvel Studios guardians of the galaxy and its follow-up are some of the most entertaining films in the MCU thanks to its eponymous group of misfits: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).
As each member of the Guardians adds to the group dynamics, the two mismatched Bounty Hunters form an iconic couple in their own right. In the comics and the first film, the genetically engineered raccoon and laid-back sentient tree are compared to bickering brothers – a bond reinforced by Rocket’s ability to understand Groot and his limited vernacular. After the original Groot sacrificed himself in guardians of the galaxy, Rocket and the other Guardians become a father figure to the reincarnated baby, then teenage Groot. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, instead of Rocket perched on Groot’s shoulder, it’s Baby Groot on Rocket.
As Walt Disney World celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend, a statue of Rocket and Groot was unveiled at Epcot this morning and Gunn took to Instagram to share a photo of the bronze statue. In addition to this statue, the Guardians also have their own roller coaster at the Tower of Terror in Florida. Check out the larger-than-life statue of Rocket and Groot below:
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For Marvel fans, it’s nice to see beloved characters immortalized offscreen, especially considering the fact Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was teased by everyone involved as being very emotional and will likely result in a major death. Reports point to an exploration of Rocket’s backstory as Gunn’s latest film in the franchise aims to wrap up the arcs of its main characters. The last time we saw Rocket in Avengers: Endgame, he had just reunited with Groot and his surrogate family after five years before leaving Earth with Star-Lord, Drax, Nebula, Mantis and Thor.
All of the aforementioned characters will appear in Taika Waititi’s game Thor: Love and Thunder and then the next one guardians of the galaxy movie. It is not known how much time has elapsed between End of Game and the former, but Groot should be fully developed in Flight. 3 and even bigger than the original Groot. Even if the audience has to say goodbye to Rocket or Groot in the finale, at least they will more than likely have one last shot from Rocket shooting Groot on the shoulder. Disney might need to make another statue.
More: Why Rocket Lets Star-Lord Be Captain Of The Guardians In Endgame, But Not Infinity War
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