The news comes courtesy of LatinoReview, who quotes unnamed sources as saying that Marvel has made the offer to Bradley Cooper’s reps for the actor to be the voice of Rocket Raccoon in James Gunn’s upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
If he signs up, Cooper would be re-teaming with former girlfriend Zoe Saldana, the two having previously worked together on “The Words”. Well, sorta re-teaming. I doubt if they’ll actually end up on the same set, though. Or however Hollywood is doing voice work these days.
Rocket Raccoon, like Groot, will be completely CGI. If you need a frame of reference, just imagine Yoda from the “Star Wars” prequels, but brown. And furry. And going around shooting people instead of talking in wacky speech patterns.
Lest you think Cooper is “too big” for the role, let me once again reiterate — Vin Diesel is voicing Groot in the comic book movie, and I dare say it, in terms of box office, Diesel is way bigger than Cooper. The last “Fast and Furious” movie made what, a few trillion dollars?
“Guardians of the Galaxy’s” line-up includes Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana, while Glenn Close and John C. Reilly will back them up as the Nova Corp. The bad guys will be represented by Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, and former “Doctor Who” gal Karen Gillan.
Blasting next year, August 1, 2014.