Massive spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame has been in theaters for weeks, and the public is still making revelations about the behemoth blockbuster. The Russo Brothers threw everything and the kitchen sink into the movie, including countless cameos, time travel, and some gutting character deaths. And every major MCU character appeared in the film’s final battle sequence, thanks to some magical portals and the dusted characters’ resurrection.
Moviegoers were delighted to see so many characters in one place, and the Endgame‘s last battle was a visual masterpiece with more action than one set of eyes could truly take in. A video from the set revealed that actor Sean Gunn played Guardians side character Kraglin in the movie, although the fandom has had trouble tracking him down in the theatrical cut. But a new photo may have revealed where Kraglin was during the final war against Thanos. Check it out.
So THAT’S why we didn’t spot Kraglin in those insanely epic Avengers: Endgame battle shots. Because he wasn’t on the ground with the majority of heroes, and was instead piloting one of the Ravager vehicles that were shown above the rubble.
This new image comes to us from Instagram, and shows actor Sean Gunn recording his quick cameo as Kraglin in Avengers: Endgame. We see the actor surrounded by green screens, with Kraglin piloting some sort of intergalactic motorcycle. What’s more, he’s got a fancy new finn atop his head, as he’s still wielding Yondu’s arrow as his primary weapon.
Kraglin piloting a Ravager vehicle certainly explains why he wasn’t given any super epic moments during the galaxy’s last stand against the Mad Titan. From the set image, it looks like Sean Gunn recorded a brief feature for his signature Guardians of the Galaxy character, although it ended up on the cutting room floor. Although even if his shot was cut, Kraglin could have been featured in a more subtle way.
As previously stated, the Avengers: Endgame conclusion featured countless characters, all involved in a complicated action sequence that is a visual masterpiece. But The Russo Brothers and their team(s) of visual affects artists may have missed a subtle opportunity to include Kraglin in the battle. Because even if his solo shot was cut, the battlefield could have seen Thanos’ forces being killed by Yondu’s arrow. The iconic weapon leaves a red trail behind it, so the hardcore fans would have figured it out, and likely lost their minds.
While Kraglin wasn’t shown in Avengers: Endgame, Sean Gunn did a ton of work for the acclaimed blockbuster. Gunn is Rocket’s stand-in during scenes, acting opposite his scene partners, including the Guardians and Avengers. Eventually the visual affects bring Rocket to life, and Bradley Cooper’s voice is edited into the final cut.
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