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Rocket Raccoon Confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War; New Logo Unveiled

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Sean Gunn, the actor who portrays Rocket Raccoon through motion-capture technology in the first two "Guardians of the Galaxy" films, recently posted on Instagram a photo that confirms his presence in the film, ensuring that the Marvel Cinematic Universe's premier raccoon will make a splash in the pic.

Interestingly, the photo also features a touque sporting an "Avengers: Infinity War" logo we've yet to see. If the logo is just for merchandise is still unclear at this time, but we expect it to pop up elsewhere (at the very least, on some nifty t-shirts...)

Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" co-star Dave Bautista recently opened up about his role in the film, suggesting that there will be a lot of familiar faces in the "Avengers" threequel. "I don’t think anybody who is a current character is not going to be in ‘Infinity War.’ [Laughs] That’s just my opinion. I haven’t gotten confirmation on who all is going to be in the film, but I think that they’re really going to go all-out on this."

He added, "I think they’re going to have to [use CGI] because to bring in that many people who are just so busy, it’s got to be a logistics nightmare. So when they say that there’s something that’s delayed, I don’t even ask because I totally get it. I can totally just empathize with them. I can’t imagine that this is an easy task."

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“Avengers: Infinity War” will boast Marvel’s biggest cast to date, with Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan and Zoe Saldana confirmed as just part of the sprawling ensemble. The film is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Captain America: Civil War”) from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

“Avengers: Infinity War” opens May 4, 2018.

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