Bradley Cooper Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY And Addresses Rocket Raccoon’s Penchant For A Cockney Accent


rocketWe’ve been waiting to hear from one specific cast member of Guardians of the Galaxy for a while now. We’ve heard a little from Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana has said a few things, David Bautista has remained quiet like his character Drax, but everyone has been waiting to hear from Bradley Cooper about his role as Rocket Raccoon. James Gunn apparently locked him in a basement after the announcement was made, but he’s finally been let out to promote his new film American Hustle. It’s while doing press for that film that we finally get a word out of the star.

Speaking with Collider, Cooper was asked about what drew him to the role of Rocket Raccoon and how he and director James Gunn are crafting the critter’s accent. In most everything Rocket has ever been in, he’s had a cockney accent. Fans are hoping it makes it into Gunn‘s flick, and Cooper says it is something they have talked about:

Well, I like James a lot and it was really about him, and then talking to him about the guy…I wasn’t familiar with the comic at all, and then I really loved it. I love that character, he’s incredible! One thing we debated was he’s seen as a cockney accent sometimes. We talked about whether we’d do that or this other guy from the city a little bit.

While the actor wouldn’t reveal what type of accent they would be using, he did say he and the director “we’re in the middle” of ironing all those details out. Gunn has already said that Cooper has done some voice work already, so hopefully we can at least know what type of accent they went with before long.

Cooper was also highly complimentary of the cast. He was able to see a few scenes that have been cut together already with Star-Lord and Gamora. Cooper said they were both great, but he had some particular high praise to lay at Pratt‘s feet. Said Cooper:

Chris Pratt is unbelievable! Zoe Saldana is great. She’s always great. Chris Pratt just blew me away, I thought he’s like the perfect guy.

So the accent for Rocket is being finalized as we speak. Gunn has danced around whether or not we’ll hear that thick, cockney accent, and it seems Cooper is following suit. What do you think about the actor’s comments? Do you hope he uses a British and/or cockney accent or would you rather they go a different route?

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Source : Collider