Like It Or Not, Bradley Cooper Is Voicing Rocket Raccoon
Marvel Studios has had an interesting week in regards to their films this week. A few days back, it was announced that award winning actor James Spader would be taking on the role of Ultron, in some fashion. The reason why this is interesting is mainly because no one cared. I, for one, am very excited by the idea, but that could be my major man-crush speaking for me. And now, we’ve learned that A-Team star Bradley Cooper will be voicing Rocket Racoon in the upcoming adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy. According to Marvel,Cooper will be providing the voice for the weapon-wielding fur ball.
Academy Award-nominated actor Bradley Cooper has officially joined the cast of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” lending his voice to the fan-favorite raccoon that will join Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) on their epic adventure.
It’s been rumored for some time now that Cooper would be taking on his first voice-over role and the idea has had the fan-base divided. The always scooping El Mayimbe over at Latino Review first broke the story a few weeks ago, and despite many people blowing the idea off, the scoop has been confirmed by Marvel. Not going to lie, I’m not totally sold on the idea. Sure, Cooper is a good actor and all and he’s shown he has some range, but he’s missing one thing: a distinctive voice. Many fans were hoping for a Brit to take on the role, or at the very least and Aussie. We don’t yet know if Cooper will be altering his voice for the role, but one can only hope. I can only assume that Gunn and Marvel saw something in the actor that we haven’t seen yet.
Guardians of the Galaxy is currently filming in the UK with James Gunn at the helm. The film, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel, will help bring Phase 2 of Marvel’s film schedule to a close next summer, along with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. So, comic fans, what are your thoughts n Bradley Cooper? Do you think he’s the right choice?
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Source : Marvel