A week back, Marvel Studios was in talks with actor Bradley Cooper to voice Rocket Raccoon for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. In this article, I suggested that Cooper would not take the role because of his schedule. Well it turns out that I was wrong as Marvel announced that Bradley Cooper will voice the intergalactic rodent for the 2014 blockbuster.
While the role marks Bradley Cooper's first time voice acting, his performance could have some bearing for the raccoon. Bradley Cooper has been known to play cocky characters, which is a trait that will certainly shine in this role. However, Cooper might have more to offer character then just cockiness as his work in dramas will certainly help flesh out Rocket Raccoon. So while the decision to cast Bradley Cooper as Rocket seemed weird, he might be the perfect man for the job.
Bradley Cooper joins the massive sci-fi ensemble; featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautisa, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio Del Toro, John C.Reilly, Gregg Henry, Glenn Close and Vin Diesel(who has been confirmed as Groot).
See Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon when Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1, 2014.