Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper will provide the voice performance for the character Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” now in production. The announcement was made by Marvel Studios on August 30th. The tactically-minded Rocket Raccoon that will join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) in the new Marvel Studios’ comic book adaptation.
Cooper has previously starred in "Silver Linings Playbook," for which he was nominated for an Oscar®, "Limitless," "The Place Beyond the Pines" and the "Hangover" trilogy, the latter of which has grossed $1.4 billion globally. He will next be seen in "American Hustle" which will reunite him with "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell. "Guardians of the Galaxy" will mark the actor’s first voiceover work.
The official synopsis for “Guardians of the Galaxy” is as follows:
In the far reaches of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unlikely cast of characters including Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon must join forces to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Directed by James Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy” will take fans to new corners of the Marvel Universe when it hits theaters August 1, 2014.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" joins the slate of films pending release by Marvel Studios including "Thor: The Dark World" on November 8; "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on April 4, 2014; "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015; and "Ant-Man" on November 6, 2015.