Kraglin (Sean Gunn) is sporting a new look in Avengers: Endgame behind-the-scenes image. Following his absence in the events of Avengers: Infinity War despite the Guardians of the Galaxy playing a major role in the initial bout against Thanos, the Ravager was apparently back for the final battle in Avengers 4. This time, he looks significantly different from the last time fans saw him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The culmination of everything that has transpired in the MCU since it began in 2008 via Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau's Iron Man, Endgame wrapped up with the franchise's biggest battle as the heroes square off against Thanos and his minions. In arguably one of the most powerful moments in the superhero universe, Captain America finally called the Avengers to assemble once he realized that Hulk's snap successfully brought back everyone who was dusted by the Mad Titan's snap in Infinity War. While it's unclear whether or not Kraglin was among the unfortunate half of the universe disintegrating into dust, he answered the call and fought alongside everyone in the battlefield that ended with Thanos' death thanks to Tony Stark/Iron Man's heroic snap. It might be difficult to cite Kraglin in the sea of characters clashing during Endgame's massive action piece, but a new image offers fans a closer look at his new aesthetic.
Shared on Instagram by MCU Eternal (via CBR) is a behind-the-scenes image of Kraglin riding some kind of a vessel during Endgame's final action sequence. Unlike his previous mohawk hairstyle, he's now sporting the same fin head piece that Yondu was wearing which means that he's fully mastered using his former comrade's Yakka arrow. It can be remembered that in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 after Yondu's deah, Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) handed him Yondu's signature weapon and he immediately went to trying to control it with very little success. Check out the image below:
Last year, director James Gunn said that Kraglin wasn't in Infinity War because he had other important stuff to do. While he didn't expound on that idea, fans were quick to pick up that this might have something to do with regard to the narrative of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which was already in development at that point. Endgame didn't explicitly feature Kraglin even during the emotional funeral scene for Stark which almost every MCU character was present. Despite of this, Gunn was already in the call sheet for the film since he provides mo-cap stand-in for Rocket Raccoon while Bradley Cooper voices the beloved character.
With his brother reinstated as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, fans are more assured that the initial vision for the cosmic heroes will be realized. While his script was always expected to be used, there will still be inevitable changes to his story if another helmer took over the threequel. It's unclear what Kraglin has been up to but from the looks of it, he's not been idling around. Instead, he's honing his skills. And considering that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 expanded the Ravagers, there's a good chance that his individual mission has something to do with them.
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