Rocket and Groot had a short film

Marvel Studios plans were to introduce characters like Rocket and Groot with short films before they made it to the Marvel Studios movie.

Director James Gunn has confirmed that he came to shoot a short film about Rocket y Groot, given that Marvel Studios It wasn’t clear whether viewers would like an irreverent raccoon and a giant tree man. That is why they wanted to present them before putting them together in the cinema.

En el libro The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige said: “We toyed with the idea of ​​making short films about Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot, presenting their past. This One-Shot series would have led to the Guardians of the Galaxy movie proper, which would also have been directly preceded by a fourth stand-alone short film about a mysterious boy who loved fantastic things. And halfway through, we would reveal that the great space hero is the boy in the short. We thought it would be smart, but it was too much.

James Gun confirmed this.

In his social networks the director of Guardians of the Galaxy said: I forgot about this, but it’s true. We not only planned it, we also shot footage for one of the scripts (Rocket and Groot). Part of which was the first shot of Rocket firing a machine gun in Groot’s back that we showed at San Diego Comic Con. “

James Gunn continued: There would be 4 in total: Rocket and Groot, Gamora, Drax and Star-Lord. Only the script for Rocket and Groot was completely finished, but it was also completely written. It was the story of how they met and I still think it’s true in my canon. I also wrote a role for Alan Tudyk in it! ‘

“We didn’t end up doing it because I realized that it was ridiculous for me to be writing and directing 4 short films at the same time as I was preparing a huge world-building movie. The 3 shorts were going to be played before the 3 movies that would come out before Guardians, which seemed like a good idea for people to get to know them, since everyone told us that these unknown characters were going to be Marvel’s first bombshell. Studios ».

James Gunn he concluded by explaining: “The fourth short was going to be the backstory of Peter Quill, which is really what is at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy now. It was very difficult for me to admit that it was too much for me and I was sad to decide that I couldn’t do them especially Rocket and Groot. But, you know … Maybe one day! »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 It will be released on May 5, 2023. You can also see all the films in which they appear Rocket y Groot on the Disney Plus streaming platform.

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