It is tempting to attempt to “No-Prize” our manner out of this and provide you with an elaborate story for why it completely is smart for the Nova Corps to know all about Lylla. Perhaps the Excessive Evolutionary despatched them a lacking particular person’s report back to attempt to retrieve Rocket. However that also does not clarify how the Excessive Evolutionary knew her identify. Perhaps Rocket talked about her in passing, and the bureaucratic Nova Corps was so element oriented that they included her identify in his file, which is technically possible but additionally an enormous stretch.
However though one might bend over backward and picture that, as a result of Rocket liked Lylla and Lylla had cybernetic arms, that explains Rocket’s hitherto by no means rationalized obsession with stealing robotic arms, there is a extra believable motive that we should not overlook: They both hadn’t written or ultimately determined to vary Rocket’s backstory.
It has, in any case, been practically 10 years for the reason that launch of the unique “Guardians.” Plans change. New concepts type. And provided that Rocket’s on-screen file additionally signifies that his place of birth is Halfworld — the planet of anthropomorphic animals he hails from within the comics, though in “Vol. 3” we study that is not the place he comes from within the MCU — this looks as if the most certainly state of affairs. They thought Rocket could be much more just like the comedian guide model, after which they’d new concepts. And reasonably than not inform the story they wished to inform, simply because a fleeting Easter egg within the first “Guardians” film contradicted their future plans, they determined the Easter egg was much less vital. As a result of let’s face it, it was.
After all, James Gunn could ultimately reveal there was a extra difficult plan behind that Easter egg all alongside. However till that day we must always most likely make like Rocket himself and embrace what’s occurring now.