Filming on James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy is taking place right now, even though major roles are yet to be filled. Or at least one major role, that of the team's most popular member, Rocket Raccoon. Those who attended Comic-Con caught the early footage from the film, which featured plenty of dialogue but none of it from the CGI raccoon. It's going to be a scene-stealing part, that much is for certain, and according to a new rumor, Marvel has their eyes set on a major star for it.
First suggested by Latino Review, then confirmed by The Wrap, Bradley Cooper is in talks to voice Rocket Raccoon. While it seems like an unlikely gig for the actor who has working with Hollywood's finest auteurs over the last couple of years, it would likely only be a few days of work, thus easy to fit into his busy schedule. Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey had been rumored for the role months ago but they are clearly out of the picture, or never were in it to begin with.
Assuming a deal can be worked out, Cooper would be sharing lines with Vin Diesel, who is voicing Rocket Raccoon's best friend, Groot. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Glenn Close (!!!), John C. Reilly, and more all together on one set, how could you not want to be a fly on the wall during those production meetings? Guardians of the Galaxy opens on August 1st 2014.