Michael Rooker & Sean Gunn Talk ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the MCU

Two of the most iconic actors in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 visited with us at the Saturn Awards last month, where the film won for its special effects, and chatted about their experiences in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out their interviews below, complete with the offbeat brand of humor that helps make the Guardians films so beloved.

First things first: where was Kraglin when Peter Quill was punching Thanos to ill effect in Avengers: Infinity War? “I was sitting in the audience, watching the movie like you were,” Sean Gunn joked cleverly. “I have no comment about that.” Of course, the versatile actor isn’t just Kraglin on set, he also embodies Rocket Raccoon while Bradley Cooper does the voice. “I wasn’t in that scene, but I had a lot of days on set… And in the next one too,” he teased. Whether his appearance in Avengers 4 will only be as Rocket or if Kraglin will get to join in on the fun and horror, he wouldn’t say. Let’s all hope the poor man didn’t disintegrate so that we can all get a preview of his new dynamic with the (remaining) Guardians before the third installment of the series comes out.

Meanwhile, Michael Rooker played the dearly departed Yondu, managing to turn an abusive kidnapper into one of Guardians of the Galaxy 2‘s most memorable and heart-wrenching characters. He displayed some of that same mixture of charm and snark when asked what songs work best for Yondu, saying, “I don’t know. I let Peter deal with the music.” As for the world outside of Guardians, he claimed Hulk as his favorite Marvel character. “I’ve always been a Hulk fan from way back when I was a kid,” he explained. “Still am. They’re doing amazing stuff with that character, and I’m good friends with Lou Ferrigno.” Now that the original Hulk’s been mentioned, wouldn’t it be great to get him on one of the movies as more than just part of the Hulk’s voice?

You can watch these interviews and more from this year’s Saturn Awards, as well as other events, on With An Accent’s Youtube page.