Comic Vine News

126 Comments

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

129 Comments
  • 129 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Edited by Saapth89

@tyrus said:

The only casting I'm doubting right now in Guardians is Bautista. I've only seen him say 5 words in previews for Riddick and it already doesn't look good IMO.

Yeah have some doubts too, although his physical appearance helps a lot. I hope he will be ok.

Posted by Solomonwreath

@yung_ancient_one:

Do you think that tom hardy could play doctor doom. I think he would be at least passable if they went the whole bane voice route.

Posted by noj

Its funny that BY FAR the best known actor in the film is going to play a talking Raccoon. I honestly will not be very surprised if this movie is a flop. I would feel bad for the fans but this has the makings of a flop all over it. Heavy use of CG, pretty much no A list actors, relatively unknown source material and whats sure to be a pretty large budget. This is starting to sound exactly like John Carter.

Posted by TheHeat

@tyrus said:

Man just look at the cast...

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Benicio del Toro...

You left out Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, and Lee Pace.

Posted by E1000

No problem with him but what the hell is that concept art ? why so not fluffy ?

Posted by herrweis

I don't get this whole fascination with guardians of the galaxy.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I like this choice.

Posted by manwithoutshame

this movie is going to be a gigantic stink-bomb.

Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones

I mean... I guess it's cool.

Posted by fiodestromus

Bro this could not get any better

All the superhero casting choices as of late have been perfect

My fanboy thirst has been satisfied

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Cool. I hope he can do the voice right.

Posted by Bad_People

The only problem here is Cooper isn't suited for voice work. It's not that he has a bad voice but his best foot forward is always his face.

Posted by ccraft

it seems that people who aren't very interested in this film are the only ones bashing it.

Posted by ccraft

Damn you can never please everybody especially comicbook fans when it comes to comicbook movies.

Posted by Wolfrazer

You know I just had a thought....don't you think RR would have some serious muscle under his fur from lugging around weapons that are x2, x3 times his size?

Edited by Ordinary_Origin

Cooper rocks and I trust him to work well with the movie

Edited by Rainx20

I think Rocket Raccoon is cheesy but I like Bradley Cooper so this actually make me okay with the Raccoon.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

OR!...or.....is Rocket Raccoon....Bradly Cooper? O_O

Posted by juliajuliee547

my neighbor's ex-wife makes $61 an hour on the laptop. She has been unemployed for eight months but last month her paycheck was $12913 just working on the laptop for a few hours. go to my blog......WWW.ℛush64.COℳ

Posted by Yung ANcient One

@yung_ancient_one:

Do you think that tom hardy could play doctor doom. I think he would be at least passable if they went the whole bane voice route.

I think a lot of people could be at least passable if they went with the Bane voice route but yes his voice on TDK Rises can be a solid Doom voice.

(+)

Posted by Super_Phil

I've been waiting for Bradley Cooper to be in a super movie and I love Gotg so great news!!!!!!!

However Warner bros get your act together he would have made a good flash or even green lantern

Posted by Perfect 10

i will reserve judgement until i hear him in a trailer. i did like the voices that disney pick for guardians of the galaxy in animation so i really have no reason to worry, just not a cooper fan

Posted by soloz

@noj said:

Its funny that BY FAR the best known actor in the film is going to play a talking Raccoon. I honestly will not be very surprised if this movie is a flop. I would feel bad for the fans but this has the makings of a flop all over it. Heavy use of CG, pretty much no A list actors, relatively unknown source material and whats sure to be a pretty large budget. This is starting to sound exactly like John Carter.

Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro are Oscar winning A-list actors, donno what rock you been living under :P

Posted by SuperBoyPrimeMa

Bradley Cooper is going to be a great voice actor for Rocket Raccoon.

Posted by noj

@soloz: Yeah so? Just because they are Oscar winning actors doesn't mean they're household names. I would say that Bradley Cooper is much more well known than Benicio Del Toro who's last big flick was that awful Wolfman movie. Glenn Close is the closest to Coopers fame but she will likely only have a bit part anyway.

Posted by wolvieownsgalactus16

Braders is a good looking guy. No doubt, but he got nothing on Hugh Jackman. That guy is a hunk, and a triple threat. Wolvie wins again!