New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ Clip Flashes Back To Rocket And His Counter-Earth Friends

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opens next week, with screenings playing here in DC this week. So you may or may not want to check out the latest clip, which focuses heavily on Rocket and an emotional scene from his past.

The clip is a flashback to Rocket’s past on Counter-Earth, where we meet some of his fellow animal friends who are also being experimented on by the High Evolutionary. It’s here that we find out why Rocket gave himself that name, as he and the others talk about venturing out into the “new world” promised to them by their captor. It’s actually quite a sad piece of footage given what we know happens to them.

James Gunn took to Twitter and revealed that Linda Cardellini, Asim Chaudhry, and Mikaela Hoover voice Rocket’s friends Lylla the Otter, Teefs the Walrus, and Floor the Rabbit respectively.

Speaking with Collider, Gunn spoke about how how careful he was not to show too much animal cruelty, promising that no real animals were harmed in the film’s making…

“I was very, very careful about what we see in terms of animals being hurt because it is something I’m incredibly squeamish about, and people are squeamish about. So I think the difficult stuff to watch in the movie – and there is some difficult stuff at times – is because of the idea of what’s happening more than what you actually see. You don’t see very much, in terms of violence or harm to animals, but you do see these little animals, the results of which are not the most beautiful, but somehow they’re extraordinarily cute.”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 opens on May 5th.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.