James Gunn Offers Reward to Whoever Saves Raccoon Stranded on Skyscraper

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James Gunn is offering $1000 to go to charity anyone who can save the viral #mprraccoon. The Marvel filmmaker may be busy working on the story and the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which is reportedly due to release on 2020, but he had to take a break to chime in on popular and important topics that the rest of the world is talking about.

The commotion started Monday morning a raccoon was found on a ledge of a two-story Town Square office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. As the building maintenance attempted to bring the animal down to the ground, it got scared and instead climbed up the nearby 20-story UBS tower, making it a lot trickier to save him. The ongoing saga slowly caught the attention of a lot of people when Minnesota Public Radio covered the news and the hashtag "mprraccoon" eventually trended on social media. At the time of writing, the furry animal is still hopelessly trapped on the same building. And like everybody else, Gunn, who's very active on social media, couldn't help but join the conversation. But instead of just offering his thoughts about the situation, he's actually offering monetary reward to the people who'll be able to save the raccoon.

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Chiming on the situation, Gunn took it to his official Twitter account and offered a $1000 reward "to the non political charity of choice to anyone who saves this raccoon." Of course, it did not escape the director's fans on why Gunn was willing to spend the money to rescue the poor animal considering that one of the Guardians of the Galaxy is a talking raccoon. Check out the tweet below:

As the conversation regarding the stranded raccoon, as well as Gunn's offer continued, the director's followers quickly flocked his post and postulated their own theories (for fun) regarding the filmmaker's genuine concern for the mammal. Some jokingly said that Rocket may have taken Groot's heartbreaking death in Avengers: Infinity War too hard, implying that the trapped animal is the MCU's beloved Rocket. Subscribing to the idea, others, meanwhile, feigned concern saying that the world couldn't lose one more Guardians. Several fans also postulated that the raccoon may have seen someone with a prosthetic eye or leg - a callback to Rocket's odd penchant for artificial body parts.

All jokes aside, there are actually people who are working hard to get the animal saved, especially since it's been a few hours since he found himself dangerously trapped on the ledge of a tall office building. As for MCU's own raccoon, Rocket, fans will soon reunite with him on the big screen on next year's Avengers 4 and possibly the year after that in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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Source: James Gunn/Twitter

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