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We've heard a lot about Star-Lord casting, but the real question on everyone's minds is what the the hell is Guardians of the Galaxy going to do about Groot and Rocket Raccoon?

Cinema Blend caught up with Marvel VFX Vice President Victoria Alonso, and asked her about what the plans were for pulling off giant walking tree, Groot, and pint-sized, smart-mouthed Rocket Raccoon. Alonso responded:

You can’t do any motion capture with a raccoon – they won’t let you put the suit on [laughs]. But we will do rotomation, probably, for some of the behavior. Rocket will have his own personality, of course, and clearly we can’t do mocap on a tree, per say, but we definitely will have performers to emulate what [director] will lead to be the behavior and the performance. He’s very clear on where he wants to take the characters.

If Gunn has a concrete idea of what he wants to do with these two potentially problematic characters, that could mean a big payoff for the audience. Especially if the Academy Award-nominated VFX team from The Avengers is on the case.

What's your take on how to pull off a good Groot and Rocket Raccoon? Let me know in the comments!


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