Movie News: Marvel’s Top Choice for Rocket Raccoon Revealed

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 22 August 2013

Movie News

James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is currently filming in the UK. Despite the film having quite the ensemble cast, the Guardians team has a slightly furry-faced hole. With Vin Diesel recently boarding the flick to voice Groot that leaves just Rocket Raccoon as the only member of the team that has yet to be cast. Well, hold that thought, for the guys at Latino Review claim to have the scoop on who Marvel’s current top choice is to voice the gun-wielding, smart-ass raccoon. For those hoping for Bert Raccoon (and the awesome “Run With Us” theme from Lisa Lougheed), prepare to be disappointed.

Despite Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey both being rumoured to voice Rocket, LR’s source claims that Gunn and Marvel want the Faceman himself, Bradley Cooper, for the role. The source even claims that Marvel have offered the part to Cooper over the last few days, although he is yet to sign on.

If Cooper was to take the gig, he’d join the likes of Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Karen Gillan.

At present, Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is on track for a 1st August, 2014 release.

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