There are plenty of reasons we can’t wait for 2017 to end and 2018 to begin, not the least of which is that this year has felt like, 20 years long. Thankfully, movies have kept us sane and happy throughout this garbage fire, and they’ll continue to do so in 2018, giving us not one, not two, but three new adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — including the studio’s biggest film yet, Avengers: Infinity War, which assembles the series’ largest ensemble of superheroes (and villains) to date.
Although Rocket Raccoon’s origins have been discussed and hinted at in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, we still don’t know too much about his past — and given what we do know, that seems okay. It’s not as if fans need a Marvel movie with an entire sequence devoted to the torturous circumstances that led to Rocket’s creation. This isn’t the DCEU, after all. But according to James Gunn, that’s about to change.