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Rocket Raccoon Casting Rumors

Word is out on who might be playing the character -- or at least his voice.

When it comes to comic book movies, there's always rumors flying around. Last night, Latino Review broke the news that they knew who was being approached to provide the voice for Rocket Raccoon in next year's Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

There's been a lot of speculation but the site reported that Bradley Cooper was who Marvel had in mind. This wouldn't mean it was a done deal. Their sources simply said Marvel was making him the offer.

Going along with this, The Hollywood Reporter also mentioned sources confirming this to them.

The movie already has Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan and Dave Bautista on board with Vin Diesel supposedly in talks to voice Groot. Obviously Rocket Raccoon will be CG.

The Hollywood Reporter also mentioned Elizabeth Olsen was in talks to play Scarlet Witch in Avengers: The Age of Ultron.

Thoughts on these possibilities?

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Posted by Aeroman

I prefer Greg Ellis

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Posted by Mrgreenlantern

hmm not sure what to think of this. I picture Rocket but i dont hear brad coopers voice

Posted by GothamRed

Well that seems... random... but we'll see how this goes

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

I hope not, unless he can alter is voice so that sounds like the voice in my head.

Posted by Trevel8182

ROCKET SHOULD BE COCKNEY BRITISH!
Posted by InnerVenom123

Let the rage commence.

Posted by LiveForever

I'm really glad that Latino Review has no credibility and this won't happen.

Posted by judasnixon

Please be Tom Hardy. Please be Tom Hardy. Please be Tom Hardy.

Posted by flazam
Posted by _Zombie_

Let the rage commence.

FICTIONAL CHARACTER VOICED BY PERSON I DONT LIKE!!!

NO UNACCEPTABLE DOWN WITH COMIC COMPANIES CURSE ON THEIR HOUSES DISHONOR ON THEIR COW!!

Edited by jwalser3

I hope not, unless he can alter is voice so that sounds like the voice in my head.

I think this is the problem with most comic fans.

Posted by TheManInTheShoe

@jwalser3: What do you mean, he can't alter is voice so that everyone is pleased? :P

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

Bob Hoskins in his natural English accent.

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Love me some Bradley Cooper...but, I think I would be happier if they just got Greg Ellis to voice Rocket (his VA from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3).

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Edited by BritishMonkey

@smart_dork_dude: I was just thinking him. Too bad he's retired though. Eiter way he would've been perfect.

Posted by Hermatt

@_zombie_ said:

@innervenom123 said:

Let the rage commence.

FICTIONAL CHARACTER VOICED BY PERSON I DONT LIKE!!!

NO UNACCEPTABLE DOWN WITH COMIC COMPANIES CURSE ON THEIR HOUSES DISHONOR ON THEIR COW!!

This

Edited by sasquatch888

damn if youre going to get Bradley Cooper in a marvel movie does it have to be as rocket maybe bradley could be Richard Rider Nova Prime ...what a waste of talent if hes rocket ..and Elizabeth Olsen as scarlet witch??? the avengers sequel literally sounds worse and worse with every speculated announcement ..no acknowledgment of being mutant Heritage, ultron without hank pym ...why do your own movie studio if you have to alter the source material ...i thought the whole goal was to stay true to the comics ....i hope im wrong but i have a feeling GotG will be better than avengers 2 and i really dont think avengers 2 will be as good as the first but it might just because ultron and quicksilver will look awesome on screen...please josh whedon KEEP ULTRON'S FACE THE SAME AS THE COMICS <<<DO NOT ALTER ULTRONS DISTINCTIVE LOOK .....AT LEAST DONT CHANGE THAT .

Posted by Ostyo
Posted by jwalser3

@themanintheshoe: I thought you were being serious, haha. I just hate when comic fans turn into a Linkara Jr and rant because something isn't the way they want it.

Edited by acomicbooklook

I think Cooper would be a great fit, it's already going to look crazy, you might as well give him a voice that's played strait.

Posted by nerdork

damn if youre going to get Bradley Cooper in a marvel movie does it have to be as rocket maybe bradley could be Richard Rider Nova Prime ...

This...this so much! I wanted Bradley Cooper to be Hal Jordan for the 2011 Green Lantern film. Though, I am glad he didn't get involved int that horrible movie.

Posted by Shazam78

Bob Hoskins in his natural English accent.

Good choice. The only other actor I can think of Robin Sachs sadly he died earlier this year. Best known for doing Zaeed from the Mass Effect games. But they'll probably get someone like Nolan North or Steve Blum.

Posted by MaccyD

Del Boy's voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

Cooper would make a good Reverse Flash

Edited by Or35ti

This movie's turning out to have quite the ensemble cast

Posted by kid Apollo

how many times do i need to tell you people...

JASON STATHAM!!!

Posted by Life_Without_Progress

Bradley Cooper was a great dude in Silver Linings Playbook But as Rocket? Meh

Posted by mattwing87

What are there, like 17 rumored voice actors now? :P

Posted by M3th

*sobs* Why! Why couldn't they think of Tom Hardy... Why!

Posted by ravisher

he should have an aus accent

Posted by Perethorn

Arnold Schwarzenegger should make Rocket Raccoon voice

Posted by danhimself

I don't have a problem with this other than I don't understand why they would waste money on a big name actor only to have them do voice work...why not save money, cast actual voice actors and use that extra money on other parts of the film?

there are some truly great voice actors out there that can do a huge range of voices like Nolan North...there are times where you can't even tell that it's him voicing a character like with the Kraangs in TMNT and the Penguin in the Arkham games and I'm sure that he would be cheaper than someone like Bradley Cooper or Vin Diesel

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Posted by Mangakid1995

In the end I don't care either way but if I were casting the parts of Rocket and Groot I would choose profesional voice actors for the part. im sure Cooper will do fine but he dosent have any experience in voice acting more often then not when you cast a big name actor to do a voice they phone it in for the pay check but ill give marvel the benefit of the doubt because they haven't let me down yet.

Posted by TheHeat

how many times do i need to tell you people...

JASON STATHAM!!!

Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus

Personally for me, Warick Davis's voice would be perfect to do Rocket Raccoon I think. And with regard tot eh younger Olsen sister playing Scarlet Witch, doesn't it make more sense to have all three just play the Stepford Cuckoos??

Posted by nappystr8

Okay...so Vin Diesel would have been a perfect Drax, and they made him Groot. Bradley Cooper would have been a perfect Star Lord, and they might make him Rocket Raccoon, and John C. Riley would have been a perfect Rocket Raccoon, and he's some kind of kree or something in the film?

Add to that Guy Pierce as Mandarin and Aaron Taylor Johnson as Quicksilver...something is terribly wrong with the casting directors they've got working on phase 2.

Personally I still want H. Jon Benjamin to be Rocket Raccoon.

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Charles Dance IMHO.

Posted by sasquatch888

@theheat said:

@kid_apollo said:

how many times do i need to tell you people...

JASON STATHAM!!!

yesssssssssssssssssssss

Posted by E1000

@theheat said:

@kid_apollo said:

how many times do i need to tell you people...

JASON STATHAM!!!

yesssssssssssssssssssss

That's a very good idea !

I want to throw Robin Williams (the actor of course), but that's just me.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

I currently have more faith in ASM2 than Avengers 2. GotG, though, I'mk still waiting for more.?

ROCKET SHOULD BE COCKNEY BRITISH!

I think Bradley Cooper (or whoever they go with) can do a cockney accent, dude.

the avengers sequel literally sounds worse and worse with every speculated announcement ..no acknowledgment of being mutant Heritage, ultron without hank pym ...why do your own movie studio if you have to alter the source material ...i thought the whole goal was to stay true to the comics ....i hope im wrong but i have a feeling GotG will be better than avengers 2 and i really dont think avengers 2 will be as good as the first but it might just because ultron and quicksilver will look awesome on screen...please josh whedon KEEP ULTRON'S FACE THE SAME AS THE COMICS <<<DO NOT ALTER ULTRONS DISTINCTIVE LOOK .....AT LEAST DONT CHANGE THAT .

While I totally agree on the part about Hank Pym, I think they could pull it off without explicitly saying Pietro and Wanda are mutants. Hell, they can still even say they were born with their powers and it would probably be allowed. As long as they don't replace it with something stupid.

Posted by obscurefan

Ron Perlman for Rocket Raccoon.

Edited by nickxfrye

Wouldn't it be better to have a professional voice actor play the role as opposed to an actor playing a voice? It is a pet peeve of mine when actors get voice acting roles when there are sooooooo many amazing voice actors out there. Doesn't make sense to me.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

I think he'd do a good job. It has to be a well known funny man like him, or Ryan Reynolds. Either that or an unknown who has the perfect Rocket Raccoon voice, but I believe the studio will try and follow off Vin Diesel with a big name for Rocket, especially considering there's a few big names in the film already.

Posted by nerdork

@obscurefan: Ron Perlman? lol, that would sound crazy...I LIKE IT!!!!

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

Eh, I don't place much on anything Latino Review says, and if it were true, I don't think Bradley Cooper fits the character. I don't see Rocket and hear Coopers voice. His voice would make him seem too...cuddly and kind of laughable. I could picture Vin Diesel voicing Groot or some of the others, but not Cooper for Rocket. Also, now that I know who Elizabeth Olsen is, I can not look at her and not see The Olsen Twins.

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