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It sounded a tad ludicrous when we first heard it, but the source was pretty good, so I chalked it up as to a very good possibility. Turns out, it’s very much true.
Marvel has officially confirmed that Bradley Cooper will, indeed, provide the voice of Rocket Raccoon for James Gunn’s upcoming live-action “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.
In the upcoming Marvel film, Rocket Raccoon is a gun-toting raccoon … in outer space. I shit you not. That’s him in the pic below:
Cooper joins fellow big-time actor Vin Diesel, who will be voicing Groot in the movie. Groot is a talking alien tree, though he doesn’t necessarily say that many words — at least in the comic books. They might have written in more dialogue for the character since they did snag Vin Diesel, after all.
Ironically, “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” two biggest stars are only doing, essentially, voice work cameos.
The film will star Chris Pratt as a human who ends up in outer space, leading a group of alien badasses including Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, along with the aforementioned talking space raccoon and the alien tree. Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close are also in the cast.
Saving the galaxy in 2014.