James Gunn Welcomes a Raccoon to the Guardians of the Galaxy Set

 James Gunn has said in the past that his take on Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Rocket Raccoon has involved bringing actual furry critters into the studio to study. Today, via his Twitter feed, Gunn has revealed an image of just such a guest. Check it out below!

“I’ve just hired a new gaffer for the shoot,” he jokes. “Chewing on wires is good, right?”

Guardians of the Galaxy features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, the August 1, 2014 release stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, Lee Pace, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro and Karen Gillan.