Well, sort of. Last week, director James Gunn, who previously mentioned studying live raccoons for the Guardians of the Galaxy, tweeted a photo of himself with a little furry friend:
I’ve just hired a new gaffer for the shoot. Chewing on wires is good, right?say.ly/BIP5ZcM
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 6, 2013
Awwwww. What a cute little guy.
So, even though there’s been no official casting news for the voice of Rocket, I’m really glad to see they’re trying to go for a more realistic-looking raccoon, as opposed to some goofy, cartoony raccoon. I’m sure I’ve mentioned that before. I just can’t help but feel giddy looking at James Gunn playing with a little raccoon.