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Bradley Cooper is Rocket Raccoon

It's official: Cooper is going cosmic.

The rumor is true! The Silver Linings Playbook star is diving into Marvel Studios' expanding universe as the voice of Rocket Raccoon. Marvel made the announcement today and this means Cooper is heading into space with Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax and probably Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot. It was previously confirmed the team's first film will have Ronan the Accuser as the foe, too.

Viners, do you think Cooper's a good fit for the trigger happy character's voice? Can you picture Cooper screaming, "Blam! Murdered you" as an adorable alien? Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and is scheduled to invade theaters August 1, 2014.

Source: Marvel

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Posted by The Stegman

The more I hear about this movie the more it upsets me. This is seriously gonna happen before a Wonder Woman move...shame on you Warner Bros.

Posted by Wolverine08

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Posted by SavageDragon

Cool I guess.

Posted by kantrip

I'm good with this.

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Posted by bunkerbuster05

Interesting! The whole cast list is insane.

I'm so stoked for this movie, it's unbelievable. I've been reading Guardians for years, dealing with the cancellations and no reprints of trades and whatnot.

Finally, The Guardians are in the spotlight again :D

Posted by M3th

@wolverine08: Ironic you'd put that video since I would much rather and greatly prefer Tom Hardy to play as Rocket Racoon.

This is officially GotG movies first negative point for me. I don't think he'll be a terrible Rocket. I just really would rather have Tom Hardy. *sigh* guess you can't pick you're cake and eat it too.

-m3th.O.D.-

Posted by ccraft

cool

Posted by CrashBang

More than happy with this! I loved him in the A-Team movie so yeah, this will work.

Posted by Overlander

This news ensures my wife will be watching this with me...but Rocket Raccoon needs better crystal blue eyes.

Posted by Spideysense44

Its okay I guess marvel has been on there A game lately im pretty sure they know what they are doing

Posted by The_Vein

Seems strange to cast a guy best known for his looks as a voice for a raccoon, but he's funny so it's cool with me.

Posted by Barkley

@the_stegman:

what does this have to do with DC or warner bros.? they also made a Blade movie before they made Wonder Woman movie its common knowledge.....the internet is full negative stuff....its getting boring.....I bet you will respond to this by attacking me personally too...

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

I'm not hating this

Edited by nappystr8

I'm sure Bradley Cooper will be good, and I think his voice is a good fit as well. I just really don't get why they always hire big name actors for these types of roles when they could get terrific seasoned voice actors for a fraction of the cost.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Cool.

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

I'm down with this.

Posted by judasnixon

@m3th said:

@wolverine08: Ironic you'd put that video since I would much rather and greatly prefer Tom Hardy to play as Rocket Racoon.

This is officially GotG movies first negative point for me. I don't think he'll be a terrible Rocket. I just really would rather have Tom Hardy. *sigh* guess you can't pick you're cake and eat it too.

-m3th.O.D.-

All I hear when I see Rocket Racoon is Tom Hardy from the movie Bronson...... It cracks me up every time.

Posted by The Stegman

@barkley said:

@the_stegman:

what does this have to do with DC or warner bros.? they also made a Blade movie before they made Wonder Woman movie its common knowledge.....the internet is full negative stuff....its getting boring.....I bet you will respond to this by attacking me personally too...

Where in my comment did I say anything negative about this film? I simply stated that for this to be made before Wonder Woman, one of the most popular heroes ever, is ridiculous, if anything, I was criticizing WB not this movie.

Posted by Xwraith

I really hope it's not the "Blam! Murdered you!" Rocket.

That is to Rocket what Daniel Way's Deadpool is to regular Deadpool.

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Edited by Sidious

I still think Vin Diesel would have been a better choice as Drax. He WAS the body model after all for this incarnation.

Also, I want to see Pics of Karen Gillian as Nebula. (blue hotness)

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@the_stegman said:

The more I hear about this movie the more it upsets me. This is seriously gonna happen before a Wonder Woman move...shame on you Warner Bros.

You read my mind.

Also please ignore anyone replying to this and trying to attack you. The topic of a Wonder Woman movie seems to be a touchy subject for a certain type of people

Posted by Samimista

Cannot wait! Love Rocket Raccoon. =D

Posted by Hawkguy

I lose interest with every new announcement

Posted by RageEx2

I neither hate nor love this, but the rest of the movie still looks reallllyyyyy good so far, especially the leaked footage

Posted by The Mast

Like....why?

I am NOT let-down by these announcements, but why? Is it because there's so many C.G. characters that they want big names on the poster to ensure SOME kind of box office draw? Nothing about Cooper, Spader OR Diesel suggests they'd be amazing as these characters.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

The casting pepole for this film are on god damn meth

Edited by iceslick

I overreacted when I heard this news too. But trust me after watching this video that someone posted on IGN. It has got me convinced that he can actually pull this off. Watch it from the 4:17- on mark.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@sidious said:

I still think Vin Diesel would have been a better choice as Drax. He WAS the body model after all for this incarnation.

Also, I want to see Pics of Karen Gillian as Nebula. (blue hotness)

How was he?

Posted by theTimeStreamer

i will be amazed if this movie isnt a trainwreck. seriously, it has so many things that can go wrong it's like freaking russian roulette with a revolver with only one chamber empty.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

@m3th: I want Tom Hardy to play Rocket Raccoon as Bane.

Posted by spidershamrock

to be honest I think it's a waste of his acting. it would be weird if they cast him in another role after this(wonder man???)

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

well he better start practising his English accent because that's what I'll be expecting

Edited by PunyParker

Fantastic actor,great guy,like him a lot.......Racoon?....no.

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Posted by Shallbecomeabattoo

Again, a waste of an actor. Why not get him as Hank Pym for Ant-Man, or Daredevil?!?! What a waste...

Edited by The_Tree

The more I hear about this cast, the more in love I'm becoming with this movie.

Edited by mdamasco

I think Cooper is a great actor and interesting choice for Rocket. Is Rocket having a cockney accent canon because I never recall that being a thing in the comics

Edited by Tyrus

OK I understand that an ensemble cast is good for this movie considering that the characters are mainly unknown to the general public, but Marvel should really stop casting actors like Cooper, Diesel, Saldana, Pace... They should save them for other franchises, space them out across their films/universe.

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really

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@mdamasco said:

I think Cooper is a great actor and interesting choice for Rocket. Is Rocket having a cockney accent canon because I never recall that being a thing in the comics

he speaks with an English vernacular but it's never stated also he's been English in every other media he's appeared in

Posted by judasnixon

I Don't see why people are freaking out about Diesel and Cooper getting cast as CGI characters...... It's not like Marvel can't cast them as other characters in the future if they wanted.... "Oh no! Cooper can't play Dare Devil now because he was a raccoon!" No one will know the difference......

Posted by ARMIV2

Mmmm...y'know what, I'm down with this.

I hope they don't blow it.

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Let's just see how it plays out.

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Edited by Saapth89

Don't know how this movie gonna be, but Marvel movies get some spot on castings.

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@barkley said:

@the_stegman:

what does this have to do with DC or warner bros.? they also made a Blade movie before they made Wonder Woman movie its common knowledge.....the internet is full negative stuff....its getting boring.....I bet you will respond to this by attacking me personally too...

It's to do with Warner Brothers having no faith in all the amazing characters they're sitting on and just constantly going back to the Batman and Superman well. Meanwhile Marvel is going nuts and giving us things like this, Ant Man and Dr. Strange.

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Posted by ccraft

I Don't see why people are freaking out about Diesel and Cooper getting cast as CGI characters...... It's not like Marvel can't cast them as other characters in the future if they wanted.... "Oh no! Cooper can't play Dare Devil now because he was a raccoon!" No one will know the difference......

nope you voice a raccoon you gotta commit for life! :P

I was hoping Diesel would be cast for the green guy, but Groot is cool too.

Posted by Dragonborn_CT

The more I hear about this movie the more it upsets me. This is seriously gonna happen before a Wonder Woman move...shame on you Warner Bros.

This made me lol and sad at the same time :\

Edited by GothamRed

This works fine

Edited by HumanRocket

I like this

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