Now, Sean Gunn had developed a voice for Rocket going back to the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, knowing full well it was not going to make the final movie and assumed his work on “Vol. 3” was going to be similar. He was in for a big surprise. As he told ComicBookMovie.com:
“The interesting thing is I didn’t know they were going to use my voice! I’m always doing a voice as Rocket, so from the first movie, when I’m playing Rocket, I have the thing that I do. It’s just not used, which is fine, as I never expected it to be. I’m just trying to give the actors something they can work with. For this movie, it was actually a surprise. I did work on the voice because I wanted him to sound right when we played the scenes, but it wasn’t until, honestly, a couple of months ago that they said, ‘Hey, we’re going to use your voice for those scenes.’ It was a surprise.”
Since “Vol. 3” is James Gunn’s send off to the “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it’s only right that he gave a little extra to the guy who has been the unsung collaborator on what’s now an iconic MCU character. I’ve also gotta give it up to Noa Raskin for breaking my heart when uttering Rocket’s absolutely devastating first word: “… hurts …”
Oh, damn it. I guess not enough time has passed after all because I’m starting to well up again just thinking about that scene. Excuse me while I go look for some tissues.