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.