When people discuss the success that Guardians of the Galaxy was, much of the praise (and rightfully so) goes to James Gunn for his direction, Kevin Feige for allowing the film to be made, and the cast that seamlessly played the main Guardians. The biggest names heading into the movie were Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, who only provided voice work for Rocket Raccoon and Groot respectively. One of the unsung heroes was Sean Gunn, the younger brother of the director, who played Kraglin in the movie, though he also did motion capture for Rocket.
Sean is returning for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to not only play Rocket on set before CGI and Cooper’s voice take over, but also an expected bigger role for Kraglin, one of the leaders of the Ravagers. When the sequel kicks off next year, Kraglin will not be very happy with Yondu (Michael Rooker) or the Guardians as a whole.
Sean Gunn recently made an appearance at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest over the weekend and Point of Geeks was lucky enough to talk to him about his role in Vol. 2. The sequel picks up only two months after the original, which means Kraglin has not yet forgotten how Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) swapped out the orb containing an Infinity Stone for one with merely a toy. Unlike Yondu, who smiled upon this realization, Kraglin is not too pleased with either party:
Basically, Kraglin is still sort of smarting a little bit, from the fact that Quill sort of betrayed us at the end of the movie. Didn’t give us that money. And Yondu, rather than wanting to go right after him and kill him, has kind of seemed to let it go. And I don’t think that really sits right with Kraglin. And what happens from there is explored a little bit [in Vol. 2].
The Ravager’s entire purpose throughout the first movie was to obtain the orb and collect their large bounty for doing so. Since Kraglin is not as fond of Peter as Yondu is, it is hard to blame him for wanting to get what he thinks he has earned. If the friendship between Kraglin and Yondu is starting to break already, Yondu joining the Guardians as a team member will certainly not help that cause.
The Ravagers reportedly have a larger role throughout Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the casting of Tommy Flanagan as Yondu’s right hand man could point to a new source of leadership for the Ravagers. It is entirely possible that Kraglin expresses his concerns about Yondu’s leadership to Flanagan’s character, which then results in Yondu leaving the group. If this is the case, Flanagan setting out to take on the Guardians and get what is rightfully theirs could be an interesting subplot through the movie. Without seeing any footage and very little information about the plot being revealed so far, this could not be the case at all and whatever conflict Kraglin has with Yondu and the Guardians could be solved early on.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming– July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.
Source: Point of Geeks