I’m not posting any spoilers on here since I know people out there haven’t seen it and it would be a messed up move if I did such a thing.
Here is the breakdown of my thoughts….(spoiler free)
THE ENDING THOUGH!!
It made me and a few other people in the theater cry…..
I honestly love how everything ties into the first film from the flashbacks to the backstories.
The backstories they give are dark, especially Nebula’s.
I respect Yondu so much more now after knowing why he did what he did which was never taking Quill back to his father.
Mantis is a character I can relate to and she is just straight up awesome. Shout out to Pom Klementieff for joining this awesome cast and portraying one great female lead alongside Karen Gillan and Zoe Saldana!
Cast List Revealed!
Starring in “Avengers: Infinity War” is:
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Chris Pratt as Star Lord / Peter Quill
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
Zoe Saldana as Gamora
Karen Gillan as Nebula
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
Vin Diesel as Groot
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
Benedict Wong as Wong
Dave Bautista as Drax
Paul Bettany as Vision
Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
It IS a bit surreal to show people what the cast of the Guardians of the Galaxy USED to look like before the look they sport now. And back then, Yondu was the only actual member of the Guardians… And he was from the 31st century.
Look, I love the avengers and the Guardians. But I really hope drax /dies/ in infinite war. But with glory. And I'm sure we all agree if anything happens to baby boy spider Man we all die
I’d have to respectfully disagree with you there regarding Drax.
I think most people overlook Drax. They see him as the guy who thinks with his muscles, not his head, and has a few catchphrases or whatever. But he is so extremely important for those with Autism.
When the first Guardians came out, a tumblr user (Merryweatherblue, whose tumblr has either been deleted or the url changed) wrote a post:
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene, he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!”And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
The scene being referred to is when Rocket says “Metaphors will go right over his head” and Drax responds with “Nothing goes over my head, my reflexes are too fast, and I will catch it”. (source x). This post went viral, and a quick google search will show you that it was featured on a million different sites.
Also, here is an article about the continued growth of Drax within the Autism community in relation to Vol. 2 (x) – Just as a small reminder that this concept didn’t die out during the past few years.
It’s very possible that maybe you didn’t know this headcanon, or didn’t remember it, or maybe you just disagree with it. You’re entitled to your own opinion and your own interpretation. I’m not going to tell you what to think.
I know it’s not officially canon that Drax has Autism. But to a large group of people, they don’t need confirmation from the cast or crew to see it as fact.
It’s a headcanon that I love, as well. Plus, I just love Drax, in general.
So I guess that’s my long-winded way of saying that in my opinion, there is nothing “glorious” enough to make me okay with Drax dying.
Summary: Reader is a talking vixen, having suffered from the same torture and experimentation as Rocket Raccoon, who just happens to be her rescuer. Of course, the other Guardians help, but she doesn’t pay much attention to them, her curiosity for her fellow animal becoming her priority. All the same, Rocket seems to be just as curious about her.
Key: (Y/N)-your name
Today’s Playlist: Nope. Zilch, nothin’, nada.
Cast: YOU (but animal-like version)! Rocket Raccoon, Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Gamora, Drax, and Groot
Warnings: Cursing (It’s Guardians of the Galaxy. I mean, what did you expect?), Fluff (Fluffy fic and literal fluff)
Status: Complete (If requested, I may do a part 2)
Note: This is a request from Connman3! (He doesn’t have a tumblr :/) I hope this lives up to what you were asking, as you didn’t really give specifications other than a Rocket Raccoon X Reader. Anyway, thanks for your request! I hope I did it justice!
You sigh. Just another day in a cell with only stale bread to eat and…is that supposed to be water? Whatever, at least it’s semi-drinkable.
You’ve been stuck in this cell, this space pirate ship, for a few weeks at the very least. Before that? No idea. You do remember a lab. Those cursed experiments, the ones that turned your siblings into savage beasts before they worked on you. You were the only one to make it out alive before the lab went to hell. Apparently, some suits found out about the lab and shut it down, which gave you the perfect opportunity to escape. Unfortunately, the space pirates weren’t far behind.
So, here you are. A weird ass human-like thing with soft fur and paws. You don’t like not knowing what you are, but hey, at least you’re not dead, right? No, that’s not true. Death would be far better than being stuck in this cell. At least in death, you aren’t forced to eat bread that feels like rocks every day.
You lean against the cold metal wall, bored. You look down at your little black paws, turning them around carefully to look at them. You close and open them, your mind wandering back to the lab. You sneak a glance at your fluffy, white-tipped tail, resisting a strange urge to claw at it. Weird.
As you’re looking down at yourself, someone shouts outside. That’s normal, considering how wild these space pirates are, so you don’t pay them any mind. That is, up until you hear an explosion that is way too close for comfort.
You stand on two paws, curious. You step toward the metal bars that keep you in your cell, though it’s more of a cage, and try to see down the hall. Just as you reach the front of your cell, one of the pirates goes flying right down the hall, past your face, and slams into a wall nearby. You jump back at the sudden movement, your fur rising in terror.
From down the hall comes a maniacal laugh. “Oh yeah.”
You lean against the bars as light footsteps sound. You’re suddenly hopeful that the voice might just be able to save you from this awful cage. “Hey!” You shout loudly down the hall, your voice a little raspy since you haven’t used it in….well, you can’t remember, actually.
“Huh?” Suddenly, a figure appears in front of the cage, causing you to leap backward in surprise. You examine the figure with extreme shock. He’s like you! “Who’s there?”
He has grey fur with a strange black mask on, which you quickly figure out is also fur. He has a fluffy tail and sharp claws on his paws. Weirdly enough, he stands on two legs just like you. Though, he actually has clothes on. Huh. He also carries a gun with him.
You creep forward out of the shadows on all fours before standing on two paws and leaning against the bars to get a better look at him. He seems astonished by you, as if he’s never seen anyone like him before. Then again, that could very well be true, especially considering you’ve never seen anyone else with fur before.
You hold on tight to the bars before reaching one paw out to grab his and look at it. Sure, the gesture is a little weird, but you can’t help your curiosity. His paws are different than yours, with long, finger-like appendages and sharp claws at the ends of them. They must make for a good grip. Glancing down at yours, you see that your paws aren’t made to grip onto things, but you can move much faster with the build they have.
He mutters something you can’t catch. You look back up at him, though he still has the same shocked expression. “Huh?”
“I thought I was alone.” He mumbles again, looking you up and down. Something tells you this is odd behavior for him, but you can never be sure. Out of nowhere, terrifyingly loud static and a shouting voice comes from his ear. You jump back, fur raised. “Shit, sorry. One sec.” He sighs, listening to the voice.
“Rocket! Where are you?! This place is gonna blow in 5!”
“Yeah, yeah, Quill. I’ll be there in a flash.” He rolls his eyes, throwing caution to the wind. He glances at you, hesitating. He then speaks into the comm again. “Hey, uh, I’ve got an extra passenger, too.”
With that, he stops talking into the comm and pulls some devices out of his pockets. They’re small, round discs with flashing red lights on them. You give him a cautious and questioning look, stepping back from the bars as he attaches them.
“What?! What do you mean an extra passenger?!”
He ignores the loud voices from the device in his ear and talks to you. “You’re gonna wanna step back, by the way.” You listen to him, pressing yourself against the wall behind you, which is the farthest away from the bars you can possibly get.
The devices beep furiously as he activates them and steps away. You take a deep breath, ready for some sort of explosion. Instead, the devices let out a high pitched noise and shine out a bright red laser that swipes across the bars, disintegrating them. As the devices fall to the ground, their job finished, you step toward the new opening into the hallway. He laughs a little in pure joy of the damage the devices have caused.
“Son of a bitch! Someone go find Rocket!”
Seeing your caution, he holds out his paw to you, tilting his head. The action motions down the hall, presumably the way out. “C’mon.” You take his paw as he smirks victoriously. “Hold on tight.”
He takes off down the hall in a sprint, practically dragging you behind him. You quickly find your speed, though, and manage to keep pace with him. You note to yourself that you could go faster than him if he weren’t leading the way. The two of you run through multiple halls, armories, tech rooms, and other rooms without purpose. He reassures you that you’re almost there when suddenly an ear-ringing explosion sounds from not too far off.
He smirks, pausing to glance back at you, “Ready to run like hell?”
You tilt your head and open your mouth to ask something, but another explosion sounds and the two of you dash off in the direction you were originally going. Your legs are starting to get tired, but his laugh at the thrill of the moment gives you a burst of energy.
Eventually, you find yourself in a hangar with multiple smaller ships. The majority of them are in pieces and fire rages over them, crackling loudly. There is one ship, however, that isn’t a pile of debris and this is the one that he chooses to run toward.
“Rocket!” The large door to the ship is open, where you can see a….does that woman have green skin?! Okay, there’s another guy with red and grey skin?! What the hell?!
The ship starts to take off, hovering multiple feet above the ground. You and, who you presume is named Rocket, run up to the ship. Rocket pauses for a few moments before grabbing hold of your waist. If you could blush, you would be red as a tomato. “I’ll toss you up!”
You nod swiftly and he throws you upward. You soar through the air toward the ship, landing on all fours majestically as the crew of the ship stares at you with suspicion, yet awe. You turn and lean over the edge of the open door as the ship gets farther from the ground. Rocket crouches before leaping toward you. Time slows as he gains distance, but just barely misses the edge. You fling out your paw with lightning reflexes, just barely grasping his paw. As time goes back to its regular speeds, you see Rocket look up at you, almost astonished that you would even consider saving him. You struggle with his weight but manage to pull him over the edge and into the ship, both of you rolling onto the ground as the door closes. You’re both out of breath and exhausted, unmoving as you try to catch said breath.
To your own surprise, and everyone else’s, you start laughing a little as you roll onto your backside, paws across your chest. At your chuckles, Rocket bursts into laughter, banging his paw against the floor of the ship. Soon, the both of you are laughing hysterically, the adrenaline and thrill of the dashing escape finally hitting you.
Soon, the laughing ends and you let out a satisfied sigh. Rocket gets to his feet, reaching out a paw to help you up. For a few moments, you just sort of stare at each other, intrigued and in awe. What are the chances that both of you would find each other in this certain spot at this certain time?
Suddenly, someone clears their throat. You turn to see the crew of the ship made up of a woman with green skin, a man with red and grey skin, a regular looking, light-haired guy, and…is that a tree? Whatever, you’ve seen weirder.
The regular looking guy, who seems to be the captain or at least the leader of this strange band of people, looks to Rocket for answers. “So, Rocket, who’s your friend?”
“No idea.” Rocket shrugs, glancing at you. “These are the weird ass people I save the galaxy with.”
The tree huffs, “I am Groot!”
You wave a little at him, to which he smiles, but then turns to Rocket with a frown. “I am Groot!”
“Yeah, yeah, sure you’re not weird.” Rocket rolls his eyes and looks to you. You giggle, shifting your feet. “That’s all he says, by the way. ‘I am Groot’.”
The others on the ship are still silent, up until the bulky, grey and red skinned man introduces himself. “I am Drax and this is Peter Quill.” He motions to the regular looking guy, “Most call him Star-Lord.”
To your right, Rocket sniggers, whispering. “Most meaning him.”
You hold back a laugh, but Rocket sees the amused sparkle in your eyes. Drax continues, motioning to the green-skinned woman. “She is Gamora. I would not talk to her. She is extremely terrifying.”
Gamora glares you down, attempting to intimidate you, but you don’t move a muscle. She doesn’t scare you. No one does. Except maybe yourself. Other than that, people don’t seem to terrify you at all, no matter how much bigger they are than you.
Finally, you speak up. “I’m (Y/N). It’s a pleasure.”
“(Y/N).” You hear Rocket mumble. “Not bad.”
You look to him with a cocky expression. “You’re not so bad yourself, furball.” You strut toward Groot to look him up and down, leaving a gaping Rocket behind you.
Drax laughs loudly, “She called you furball! You must be so embarrassed!”
Rocket shrugs, to which Peter, or ‘Star-Lord’, looks shocked. At this moment, you know that Rocket is usually the cocky son of a bitch that you’re being right now. The realization that he’s acting differently because of you gives you butterflies. Well, this is looking to be the start of a beautiful thing, isn’t it?
There was little time for rest for the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy after their Vol. 2 sequel had wrapped. The actors had to head back to Atlanta to film Avengers: Infinity War under a new pair of directors having only worked under James Gunn’s lead, at that point.
Whether or not Guardians character Kraglin is a part of the massive ensemble flick, Kraglin actor Sean Gunn became a piece of the puzzle as the Rocket Raccoon motion capture performer. While speaking to ComicBook.com in anticipation of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 blu-ray release, Gunn revealed what the transition to working with the Russo Brothers on Infinity War entailed.
“All directors have a little bit of a different style, and their own method of working,” Gunn said. “When you’re working with a director, or directors, for the first time, you have to sort of establish that working relationship. I don’t need to do that obviously when I work with my brother [James Gunn] because we’ve worked together for so long. The Russos are different, but I can tell you’re they’re great. I can tell you I love working with them, and I think I also identified with the idea of working with my brother as something that they do all the time, just like my brother and I do. I really enjoyed working with them, but the style’s different. No director is like any other exactly.”
As for the casts blending together, Gunn has nothing but praise for his Earth-based Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars as one ensemble collides with another. “Oh, my gosh has it been amazing, and such a big movie, and such an amazing and huge cast,” Gunn said. “I’m glad though that it’s now out there that we get to work with Thor because now I can officially tell interviewers how handsome Chris Hemsworth is up close.”
He’s not kidding about Hemsworth’s looks, either. “It’s really intimidating,” Gunn added. “It’s like I can’t even believe he’s a real person.”
Gunn’s role as Kraglin and motion capture performance as Rocket can be seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as fans eagerly await the arrival of Avengers: Infinity War by picking up a copy of the film on blu-ray when it releases on August 22.
I’ll start off this review by saying I wasn’t a huge fan of the first Guardians film. I liked it but I didn’t think the characters were as interesting as in the Avengers. However, Vol. 2 was amazing and I absolutely loved it. It is better than the first film by a mile.
I thought there was a lot more character development in this one, especially with Quill and his father, and Nebula with Gamora. Even Rocket and Yondu had interesting arcs. We definitely learnt more about each of the characters in this film which is why I think I enjoyed it a lot more. Though for me, Baby Groot stood out the most and was adorable!
There was also a lot more humour and action in this film and of course, the music was excellent as expected. Visual effects were also great, especially on Ego’s planet.There was also a big part of the plot that I really was not expecting at all which was surprisingly emotional.
Maybe, I would have liked the film to have hinted more at Thanos and Avengers: Infinity War, but considering it is only set a few months after Vol. 1, I can’t really complain.
The main thing I would complain about is that for most of the film I wasn’t really sure what the main plot was and that didn’t really become clear until near the end of the film.
Overall, this film was awesome and James Gunn and the whole cast and crew did a great job. The five post-credits were also really interesting and started to hint at the interesting developments for the next Guardians film.