rocket raccoon comic

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Of the many, many questions raised by Marvel releasing a Guardians of the Galaxy film—So, you’re really going to have a movie with a talking tree, huh?  And your primary hero is named Star Lord and is played by the schlubby guy from Parks and Recreation?  And so this whole thing is set in, like, space, right?—the biggest was this: how do you make a character who is a walking, talking raccoon that fires a really big machine gun at people, well, work.

And the answer to the last is, well, you don’t change anything at all: you simply feature a bugnuts-crazy raccoon screaming and firing a machine gun wildly in all directions because, well, it turns out that’s pretty awesome.  Don’t believe us?  Check out this .gif, which is all that remains from some bootleg footage that leaked and was almost immediately taken down:

rocket raccoon

And given, that’s only a small, small moment of a much longer film, how can you go wrong with something that looks that ridiculous, hilarious, and cool all at the same moment?

No word yet on who will be voicing Rocket Raccoon, but word is Vin Diesel has taken over the duties as Groot, the talking tree (this movie just sounds better and better).

What do you think of the Rocket look?

Source: Gamma Squad