May 12, 2016


Rocket Raccoon of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' May Join 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios

Captain America: Civil War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are Marvel Cinematic Universe pros. They started with Thor: The Dark World in 2013, did Captain America: The Winter Soldier before this latest box office–crusher, and they've got the two-part Avengers: Infinity War on their plate next.

Their approach, Markus told The Verge in a new interview, is always about the humanity of these superpowered characters:

"Whether they’re a 12-foot purple guy, or a raccoon, or an android, they’re all people, and we’re going to write them as people. You can’t write them any other way. So, ideally [the upcoming fight with supervillain Thanos] will stay grounded because you’ll completely understand why the characters are doing what they’re doing, and you will in some way or another empathize."

There aren't many raccoons in the MCU, leading folks (us included) to believe the guys are referring to the task of writing a part for Guardians of the Galaxy's gun-wielding Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) in Avengers: Infinity War. Directors/brothers Joe and Anthony Russo recently teased participation from Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, as well, saying their two-part über-movie is "intended to be a culmination of everything that's happened before."

Not even close to all, though: Captain Marvel may reportedly make her debut in Infinity War, a little less than a year before her March 2019 solo flick.

Next, find out whether you'd fight for Team Captain America or Team Iron Man in Civil War and get to know some very dedicated video game cosplayers at PAX East 2016: