WELL! I have a theory that ol’ Rocket’s luck might be turning around! Because I am 92.736% sure (very specific, I know) that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will include the character Lylla the Otter, also known as Rocket’s soulmate.
Two years ago, when much speculation about Vol. 2 was going around, Gunn shot down Lylla theories in an Q&A on his Facebook, stating that he thought a romance between a raccoon and an otter was a bit...weird (I’ll give him that, but also, these are space creatures. I’ll willingly suspend my disbelief). However, some interesting developments have unfolded which are leading me to believe that Gunn has come around on his Lylla resistance. Let’s break it down!
In the first movie there is the mugshot sequence where the characters go through and they’re going through the mugshots and having their picture taken. And the Nova Corps has information about each of the characters coming up on their machinery. Those things are something that your average viewer doesn’t see at all. But there’s a lot of background I put into those things about who they’ve worked with, where they are from, what’s going on. And it’s one of those things that I’m thinking about changing.
One savvy fan caught on to this “coincidence” as well, and even got a response from Gunn, albeit that he’s somewhat attempting to diffuse any future Lylla rumors: